THEM DIRTY ROSES Announce 2021 US Tour Dates Through September!

Nashville-based, southern rockers THEM DIRTY ROSES has announced upcoming dates for their August 2021 tour run. Launching August 5 at Arts Avenue in Chattanooga, TN, the tour runs through the South and Midwest, wrapping up September 25 at Southern Wilds Festival in Lawrenceville, GA.

Tour Dates:
08/06 @ Arts Ave – Chattanooga, TN
08/07 @ Festival on the Lane – Alexandria, WY
08/13 @ Red Bicycle Hall – Madison, IN
08/14 @ Illinois State Fair – Springfield, IL
08/20 @ Pickin’ on the Pinyon Festival – Glade Park, CO
08/21 @ Tico Time River Resort – Aztec, NM
08/26 @ Buck’s Bar & Grill – Waterloo, NE
08/27 @ Big’s Bar – Sioux Falls, SD
08/28 @ Northwoods Jam Festival – Henriette, MN
09/02 @ The Gem Theater – Calhoun, GA
09/04 @ Red Neck Raft Out Fest – Afton, OK
09/09 @ The Stache at the Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
09/10 @ Joe’s on Weed St – Chicago, IL
09/11 @ The Grenada Theater – Mt. Vernon, IL
09/17 @ Sidetracks Music Hall – Huntsville, AL
09/18 @ Locust Alley – Natchez, MS
09/24 @ Roberson House – Monroe, GA
09/25 @ Southern Wild’s Festival = Lawrenceville, GA

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Born and raised in the Bama clay, these boys are as southern as they come. Taught how to bend a string and break a heart by Skynyrd and Hank, brothers James and Frank Ford along with their hometown friends Andrew Davis and Ben Crain formed the southern rock band known as Them Dirty Roses. Piling into an RV with their belongings, their instruments, and all the whiskey they could carry (in the cooler), they made their way from Gadsden, AL to Nashville, TN. All living all under one roof, Them Dirty Roses are a living example of the quintessential rock and roll American Dream. Their live show calls for a shot of whiskey and a 2 for 1 special — BUT what that really means is you better be ready to throw back 12 for 6 and shake it with Them Dirty Roses.

Vocals + Guitar / James Ford
Guitar / Andrew Davis
Bass / Ben Crain
Drums / Frank Ford

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LOZ CAMPBELL Releases Official Music Video for “What Are You Doing It For?”!

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UK Based Rock artist LOZ CAMPBELL has released the official music video for her newest, bluesy, “What Are You Doing It For?”. Filmed by Fly Girl Films, “What Are You Doing It For?” was recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by Tom Gittins (Monochrome Productions).

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“’What Are You Doing It For’ is an old school plug in and play approach to a new wave of classic rock sound. Throughout the song Loz asks what are you doing it for? ‘Is it for the fame/money.’ Written about experiences of different people we have met in the industry.” – LOZ CAMPBELL

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Live Show Dates:
07/04 @ Cleethorpes Rocks – England
08/21 @ The Hive – Rotherham, England
08/28 @ Facebar (Crazy Cowboy Festival) – Reading, England
09/04 @ Yorkshire Truck Festival – Sheffield, England
09/11 @ Seaside Jamboree – Prestatyn , Wales
09/17 @ Eiger Studios – Leeds, England
09/25 @ Victoria Vaults – York, England
10/02 @ Legends Live Lounge – Oldham, England
11/06 @ Leo’s Red Lion – Gravesend, England
11/26 @ The Key Club – Leeds, England
12/18 @ The Hive – Rotherham, England

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Loz Campbell is known for travelling around the country & shocking crowds with her “growling” guitar & angelic but fierce voice. With strong links to PJ Harvey & Garbage the band have gone from strength to strength with the success of their latest single launching them onto iconic stages such as the 100 Club London & joining Mungo Jerry for a date on his tour. Loz Campbell has recently joined forces with Earache Records & was featured on the NEW WAVE OF ROCK N ROLL compilation album.

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MASON HILL Release Official Music Video for “D.N.A.”

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Glasgow, UK based Rock band MASON HILL has released the official music video for their blistering metal single, “D.N.A.” Directed and produced by David Barras and Scott McKay for Strangeboat Productions, “D.N.A.” is the third single off the band’s chart dominating debut album, Against The Wall.

“D.N.A.” is also dominating German and French charts, sitting comfortably on Rock Antenne FM’s‘ top 20 and hitting top 10 in the Heavy 1 French radio chart.

“A blistering and hook filled bit of gleaming modern metal, it manages to perfectly mesh heaviness with melody that shows a maturity way beyond most of their peers.

With a superb production, this just doesn’t pop out of the speakers, it practically roars, the Highland passion in full flow and Celtic fire blazing.” – Metal Planet Magazine

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Released on March 5th, Against The Wall achieved the UK national album chart at number 19, taking a coveted top 20 album position, and reached over 750,000 streams on Spotify. The long awaited album, which received critical acclaim from both media and fans alike, also hit number 1 in the UK rock album chart. It is the first time a rock band has debuted with their album in the UK Top 20 since Greta Van Fleet in 2018 and also the first time a British rock act as debuted with their album in the UK Top 20 and # 1 in the UK rock album chart since Royal Blood and Lonely The Brave back in 2014!

It is an incredible achievement for new British rock band, starting from an almost zero sales base and during a pandemic when there has been no traditional retail, no live shows or touring opportunities. The innovative marketing campaign run by both 7Hz Productions (ADA) and the band involved a six month fan building initiative utilizing the band’s social platforms, streaming performances, virtual ‘in store’ launch events, dark ad audience building and strategic media take over promotions. Coupled with very positive press reviews, online reviews, regional radio support, and four Planet Rock playlist additions, the band’s new album has connected musically with rock fans resulting in a surge of sales.

The band is set to release their next digital single, a cover of the 2005 Foo Fighters hit “The Best Of You,” all platforms on April 23, 2021.

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Advance Praise for Against The Wall:

“The music really does the talking. Powered by enough energy to light up the national grid!” – Metal Hammer UK (8/10)

“Energetic, classy young hard rocker’s debut. It’s been worth the wait. An exciting young talent, the songs are well constructed, melodic and powerful” – Classic Rock (7/10)

“Music supercharged by adversity. The long awaited, cathartic full length debut” – Kerrang – (3/5)

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1. Reborn
2. No Regret
3. Against the Wall
4. Broken Son
5. D.N.A.
6. Who We Are
7. Find My Way
8. Hold On
9. Out Of Reach
10. We Pray
11. Where I Belong
12. Reborn (Reprise)

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MASON HILL has also announced UK tour dates. The 17 date UK & Irish tour will head out in early September with support from Hollowstar and Empyre. Despite never having headlined a club tour before, the band has sold 1,800 tour tickets in just 2 weeks!

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“Our fans have been so supportive and to have a top 20 national album on our first release is mind blowing. We are extremely humbled at the reception Against The Wall has received and needless to say, it has been an extremely bright light for us during this long Covid tunnel. It has made us even more hungry to get back out and play live again. Everyone is itching to crank up the volume and blast out the new material” – (Scott Taylor – Vocals)

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Tour Dates:
09/02 @ Tunnels – Aberdeen, Scotland
09/03 @ Garage – Glasgow, Scotland
09/04 @ Macarts – Galashiels, Scotland
09/09 @ Grand Social – Dublin, Ireland
09/10 @ Voodoo – Belfast, Ireland
09/14 @ Junction 2 – Cambridge, England
09/15 @ Corporation – Sheffield, England
09/16 @ Fleece – Bristol, England
09/17 @ Patterns – Brighton, England
09/18 @ Leos – Gravesend, England (Sold Out)
09/20 @ Globe – Cardiff, Wales
09/21 @ Joiners – Southampton, England
09/22 @ Nightrain – Bradford, England
09/23 @ Waterloo Music Bar – Blackpool
09/24 @ Underworld – London, England
09/25 @ Rebellion – Manchester, England
09/26 @ KK’s Steel Mill – Wolverhampton, England

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To trace the Mason Hill story to its origin, Scott Taylor and James Bird met at school in Glasgow. At the age of 14, Bird was already an accomplished, award-winning, gifted guitar prodigy, who’d shared a stage with Ozzy Osbourne/Black Label Society man Zakk Wylde, a personal hero, toured across the UK, and secured endorsements from leading music brands. The teenage Taylor already harboured dreams of fronting a rock ’n’ roll band, and the pair’s friendship and shared aspirations led them to form a band. In 2013 the pair formed Mason Hill, adding drummer Craig McFetridge, bassist Matthew Ward, and guitarist Marc Montgomery in due course. Five diverse, colourful characters, the members of the group were instantly bonded by a shared, singular vision for their band: Taylor relinquished long-held plans to become an Olympic swimmer in order to focus on music, while Ward withdrew from a degree course at the University of Glasgow, where he’d been studying microbiology/virology. For these ambitious young men, Mason Hill was and is priority number one.

Mason Hill are Scott Taylor (Lead Vocals), James Bird (Lead Guitar), Marc Montgomery (Guitar), Matthew Ward (Bass) and Craig McFetridge (Drums)

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Mason Hill has spent their formative years “learning their craft” on stages up and down the UK. This included high profile shows supporting the likes of Graham Bonnet (Rainbow), Snakecharmer (feat. ex-Whitesnake, Thunder & Wishbone Ash members), Toseland, Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy, Ted Nugent, The Dead Daisies) and Stone Broken.

“this is the best new heavy rock act currently performing in the UK.” (Fabrications HQ)

“a prodigious talent that belies their fledgling years.” (Planet Rock)

In December 2015 the band released their debut E.P, the self titled Mason Hill, featuring four tracks which highlighted exactly why this band are turning heads – outstanding songs that demonstrated a maturity far beyond their years. Recorded at The Foundry Music Lab with Sandy Jones (Wet Wet Wet) in the producer’s chair, the EP has been critically acclaimed amongst the music press and fans alike.

2016 brought several breakthroughs in the band’s career, firstly the invitation to perform on The Rising Stage at Ramblin’ Man Fair, headlined by Whitesnake and Black Stone Cherry, winning the UK wide Highway To Hell battle of the bands competition that earned them opening the main stage slot at Hard Rock Hell, alongside the likes of Ugly Kid JoeRatt, and Glenn Hughes, appearing at Winterstorm Festival, alongside the likes of Ricky WarwickLast in Line (ex-Dio) and Inglorious to selling out their first ever headline show at the famous Cathouse Rock Club in Glasgow with one month left to spare – a feat only achieved in recent times by Anthrax and Black Stone Cherry.

The career progression continued into early 2017 when the band was special guest to Inglorious in London at their sold out second album launch show, appeared triumphantly at Download on The Boardie Takeover Stage, opened for Airbourne at their sold out show in Edinburgh. and returned to their hometown for their second headline show at G2; again this sold out with demand so great that it was upgraded to the 750 capacity The Garage where the likes of MagnumTesla, and Symphony X have performed – packing the place to the rafters

The first promo video “’Now You See Me” was released in 2017, which to date has more than a quarter of a million views.

The year ended with support for GUN at Glasgow Barrowlands in December plus an appearance at Planet Rockstock:

“Fresh-faced Glasgow boys Mason Hill were nothing short of a triumph. Completely packing out the room, they served up a rock and roll storm from the offset with anthems like ‘Now You See Me’ before showing off another side of their art with powerful closer ‘Where I Belong’ that delved into rock ballad territory. In fact, the Planet Rockstock faithful were so won over we’ve been inundated with requests for Mason Hill to be bumped up the bill in 2018” (Planet Rock)

The band spent a lot of time developing material for their album and the first show of 2018 was at Glasgow’s King Tuts which sold out in three days, ten weeks in advance of show!

Ladies and gentlemen – Mason Hill are back with fire in their belly. This group of high achievers carry the pressure of early success but as they take to the stage to the intro tape, it is obvious they have class and confidence…” (Down The Front Media)

“There are few up and coming acts in Scotland that have made a notable impression as swiftly as Glasgow rockers Mason Hill. They have grown in popularity and garnered an insane following like nothing else” (SMS, Scotland)

“Mason Hill never disappoint, in fact they always take it to the next level every time you see them” (Jace Media)

This was followed by an appearance at TRNSMT on the same day as Queen, and Steelhouse Festival in Wales alongside such as Black Star Riders, Glenn Hughes and, Myles Kennedy.

The latter part of 2018 saw Mason Hill going out on tour supporting The Dan Reed Network at shows across the UK and a return to Planet Rockstock, by popular demand after their performance in 2017, this time on the main stage.

In a further development Mason Hill agreed to part ways with Frontiers Records.

A further sold out King Tuts show followed in 2019 and a sub headline slot at Planet Rock’s Winters End in February 2020. Since then live activity has been curtailed by the covid 19 pandemic, in common with every other band. However the band has not been idle and the focus has been on the debut album, recorded at Riverside Studios near Glasgow and vocals in New York, and mixed by Chris Sheldon (Foo FightersBiffy Clyro).

In 2020 the band signed a management contract with Jaba Music and a record deal with 7Hz Productions, and the album release date is planned for 5 March 2021. Three singles have so far been released to date from the album to critical acclaim.

2021 promises to be a big year for Mason Hill, despite on going restrictions.

Mason Hill are just getting started!

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Static-X Releases Official Music Video for Brand New Song “All These Years,” Featuring Vocals by Wayne Static!

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Platinum selling International recording artists STATIC-X has released the official music video for “All These Years,” the second single off of their upcoming album, Project Regeneration Vol. 1. The song features lead vocals by the legendary late front-man WAYNE STATIC. Directed by Xer0 and co-directed by MATT ZANE, the clip is a campy narrative set in the bedroom of a young WAYNE STATIC back in the 1970’s, who comes face to face with his future rock star self through his black and white television.

The band says that the idea was inspired by the song lyrics for “All These Years:”

“It’s very challenging to represent someone in a music video, who is no longer alive, but that was something that we really wanted to do and I think it came out great” says drummer KEN JAY. “These are some of Wayne’s last works, so we really wanted to make this video all about him and to continue to celebrate his life and legacy. What better way to do that than through a fun, fictional story about how Wayne was inspired to become the legend that who he became through STATIC-X.”

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The band’s 7th studio album, Project Regeneration, was scheduled to be released on May 29th but has been slightly delayed due manufacturing shut downs from the Corona virus. The album will be available across all streaming platforms and physical CD on July 10 and vinyl on August 14, 2020.

“The album is 100% complete,” says TONY CAMPOS. “We are just waiting for the manufacturing to resume. We have been given word that all is finally in production, so we are excited to get this out to the fans.”

Fans can continue to pre-order / save Project Regeneration online at https://lnk.to/projectregeneration.

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STATIC-X 2020 tour dates have been rescheduled in Russia and Eastern Europe due to the CV shutdowns.

“Due to the current crisis the, European Summer tour will be postponed. We are working on rescheduling both festival and headline shows and hope to have news for you in the coming weeks.”

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Tour Dates:
09/12 @ Machine Shop – Flint, MI
09/18 @ Blue Ridge Rock Festival – Appomattox Park, VA
11/23 @ Glavclub – Moscow, RU
11/24 @ Cosmonavt – Saint Petersburg, RU
11/26 @ Arena Hall – Krasnodar, RU
11/28 @ Zvezda – Samara, RU
11/30 @ Tele Club – Yekaterinburg, RU
12/02 @ Podzemka – Novosibirsk, RU
12/04 @ Palladium – Riga, LV
12/05 @ Helitehas – Tallinn, EE

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JOURNEY 2020 TOUR CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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The global COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting restrictions regarding large gatherings regretfully make it impossible for Journey to tour this year. After carefully reviewing all options, the decision has been made to cancel the entire tour to make it possible for the band’s legion of hardworking fans to immediately obtain access to refund options during these unforeseen and extremely challenging times.

Journey’s founding member and guitarist Neal Schon, keyboardist Jonathan Cain and vocalist Arnel Pineda issued a joint statement today:

“There is no greater thrill for us than playing for our incredibly devoted audience, but their safety must come first. Having seen what the world has endured during the last 45 days, and not knowing what the rest of this year or 2021 will bring, we knew the right thing to do was to make sure our fans’ health was not put in jeopardy and to provide immediate access to refund options given the unexpected events caused by this terrible virus. We would like to thank all doctors, nurses, police, other first responders and essential workers for their heroic efforts; as well as our fans for doing everything possible to stay safe. We would also like to send The Pretenders our best wishes and hope to see them in the future. We will see everyone again as soon as it is safe to tour, and we will share that news as it becomes available. In the meantime, please Don’t Stop Believin’ in the wonder of life and in each other.”

Journey’s tour partners at Live Nation will ensure ticket holders will be emailed directly with their refund options including a full refund, or you can request a 150% credit + Live Nation will donate the number of tickets you originally purchased to healthcare workers on the front lines. For more details, visit livenation.com/refund. Thank you for understanding.

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JOURNEY is one of the most popular American rock bands of all time, creating some of the best-known songs in modern music. Since the group’s formation in 1973, the band has earned 19 top 40 singles and 25 Gold and Platinum albums and has sold nearly 100 million albums globally. Their Greatest Hits album is certified 15 times-Platinum, bringing Journey into the elite club of Diamond-certified award holders. The band continues to tour and record into the 21st century, performing concerts for millions of fans worldwide, and received the prestigious Billboard “Legends of Live” touring award. 2018’s massive co-headlining tour with Def Leppard was the band’s most successful tour to date, landing them in the Top 10 year-end touring chart with more than 1 million tickets sold. In 2017, Journey was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In March 2019, Journey released a live DVD/CD set from their concert at the Budokan in Tokyo, featuring the first-ever performances of the band’s “Escape” and “Frontiers” albums in their entireties. Journey received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, and is the subject of the award-winning documentary, “‘Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey.”

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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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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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TOOL Announces Spring Tour Dates

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

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

The newly announced dates are:

April 16 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena

April 17 Orlando, FL Amway Center

April 19 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena

April 21 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center

April 22 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena

April 24 Baltimore, MD Royal Farms Arena

April 25 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

April 28 Montreal, QC Bell Centre

April 29 Quebec City, QC Videotron Centre

May 1 Wilkes Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Arena

May 2 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Centre

May 4 Toledo, OH Huntington Center

May 5 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena

May 29 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome

May 31 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena

June 2 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place

June 4 Winnipeg, MB Bell MTS Place

June 6 Minneapolis, MN Target Center

June 7 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford Premier Center

June 9 Madison, WI Kohl Center

June 10 Moline, IL TaxSlayer Center

June 12 Manchester, TN  Bonnaroo Festival

June 13 St. Louis, MO Enterprise Center

June 16 Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena

June 17 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Center

June 19 Colorado Springs, CO Broadmoor World Arena

June 22 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center

June 23 San Francisco, CA Chase Center

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

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

Full list of TOOL tour dates:

February 28 Auckland, New Zealand Spark Arena

February 29 Auckland, New Zealand Spark Arena

March 9 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena

March 11 Portland, OR Moda Center

March 12 Eugene, OR Matthew Knight Center

March 14 Boise, ID Ford Idaho Center Arena

March 16 Salt Lake City, UT Maverik Center

April 16 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena

April 17 Orlando, FL Amway Center

April 19 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena

April 21 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center

April 22 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena

April 24 Baltimore, MD Royal Farms Arena

April 25 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

April 28 Montreal, QC Bell Centre

April 29 Quebec City, QC Videotron Centre

May 1 Wilkes Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Arena

May 2 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Centre

May 4 Toledo, OH Huntington Center

May 5 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena

May 29 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome

May 31 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena

June 2 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place

June 4 Winnipeg, MB Bell MTS Place

June 6 Minneapolis, MN Target Center

June 7 Sioux Falls, SD Denny Sanford Premier Center

June 9 Madison, WI Kohl Center

June 10 Moline, IL TaxSlayer Center

June 13 St. Louis, MO Enterprise Center

June 16 Wichita, KS Intrust Bank Arena

June 17 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Center

June 19 Colorado Springs, CO Broadmoor World Arena

June 22 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center

June 23 San Francisco, CA Chase Center

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

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LITTLE TRIGGERS Release Official Music Video for “Bang (Bang Bang Out Go The Lights)”

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Liverpool based Rock Band LITTLE TRIGGERS has released the official music video for their newest single, “Bang (Bang Bang Out Go The Lights).” Featured on Classic Rock’s Tracks of the Week, “Bang (Bang Bang Out Go The Lights)” was directed by Tom Llywarch and Andy Whitfield assisted by media students at Coleg Cambria.

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“This is classic hard rock at its finest with driving drum beats and classic distorted vocals delivered by Hamilton. You may not understand all of what he’s saying very well, but you will be singing along to his wails of “I’m Going To Shoot You Down.” The energy of this track is absolutely out of this world. These guys play at such a fast-pace that you may wonder how they’re able to strum a guitar or hit drums that quickly.” – PureGrainAudio

“It’s a fast n’ furious fireball of barely contained energy that makes them sound like Rival Sons’ naughty kid brothers – the excitable but prodigious ones, jacked up on Haribo and addicted to QOTSA, Wolfmother and Steve Marriot records.” – Classic Rock

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Catch LITTLE TRIGGERS Live:
02/23 @ The Troubadour – London, UK
03/08 @ Eagle Inn – City of Salford, UK
03/14 @ Hot Box Live Events –
Chelmsford, UK
04/18 @ The Hope – Brighton and Hove, UK
06/20 @ The Pipeline – Brighton and Hove, UK

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Little Triggers Combine wit with an unpredictable charm, their music provides a fitting rebuke to the times, and their once adolescent fury has now morphed into a measure of healthy aggression. Their live shows are all the better as a consequence, and though the band has always transferred well onto a record, like all the greatest bands, Little Triggers need to be experienced live if one is to fully comprehend their true prowess. Recent appearances both home and abroad are a testament to the bands’ fiery live performances.

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LORDS OF ACID Set to MAKE ACID GREAT Again Across the US!!!

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Sextreme Disco band LORDS OF ACID will be making a hotly anticipate return to the US with the MAKE ACID GREAT AGAIN TOUR! Iconic founder PRAGA KHAN will be working double time warming up the dance floor as well as joining the chicanery alongside LOA fan favorites MARIEKE BRESSELEERES,DieTrich THRALL, and GALEN WALING, with guitar legend MARK GEMINI THWAITE and ASHLEY BAD adding to the debauchery. AESTHETIC PERFECTION and MXMS will round out the festivities!

Launching March 13th in Los Angeles, the celebration will make it’s way throughout the US, finishing April 15th in San Francisco.

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MAKE ACID GREAT AGAIN Tour Dates:
03/13 @ EchoPlex – Los Angeles, CA
03/14 @ Hard Rock Live – Las Vegas, NV
03/15 @ Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
03/17 @ Club Red – Mesa, AZ
03/18 @ Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
03/19 @ Rockhouse – El Paso, TX
03/20 @ Trees – Dallas, TX
03/21 @ Scout Bar – Houston, TX
03/22 @ Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX
03/23 @ House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
03/25 @ Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
03/26 @ The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
03/27 @ Music Farm – Charleston, SC
03/28 @ The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
03/29 @ The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
03/31 @ Theatre Of Living Arts -Philadelphia, PA
04/01 @ Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
04/02 @ The Rapids Theatre – Niagara Falls, NY
04/03 @ Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
04/04 @ Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
04/05 @ Crafthouse – Pittsburgh, PA
04/06 @ Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
04/07 @ The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
04/08 @ The Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
04/09 @ The Complex – Vertigo – Salt Lake City, UT
04/10 @ The Bluebird – Reno, NV
04/11 @ Dante’s – Portland, OR
04/13 @ The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
04/15 @ Slim’s – San Francisco, CA

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From his first single, “I Sit On Acid”, released in 1988, to the present, Belgium’s Praga Khan remains one of the most innovative acid house musicians in circulation. Thanks to extensive experimentation with drugs, Crowley-ian sex magic, and esoteric paths of self-deprivation and mutilation known only to himself, this orgiastic orchestrator created the LORDS OF ACID to further encapsulate the seductive messages and raw sex of his ever-evolving musical vision. From the raw carnality of their 1991 release Lust to the electro-thrash of 2012’s Deep Chills, Lords of Acid has re-defined the pure pleasures of drugs, hedonism, and deviant sex for thirty years. Now, despite numerous lineup changes, world tours, over 2.5 million album sales, and every possible point of crisis and conflict a band can face, Lords of Acid is returning to the unsuspecting again, this time with a new crew of deviants, dilettantes, and sonically transmitted diseases.

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THE MIDNIGHT DEVILS Release Official Music Video for “Pink Halo”

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February 10, 2020 – Omaha based glam rock band THE MIDNIGHT DEVILS has released the official music video “Pink Halo,” off of the band’s debut album, Something Bigger. Directed and produced by Aaron Gum, who also produced videos for Screaming for SilenceThe ImpulsiveOrenda Fink and “Pink Halo” features Omaha stand-up comedian Haley Raven.

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The single Pink Halo is a groove dripping boogie woogie party rock n roll song about wild girls and wilder boys. The song itself takes you along for the sleazy ride and then gives you the full glitter covered show, no apologies. The video captures the real life rock n roll party oozing energy, sex, and passion. It’s a just another night in the life…. Pink Halo brings you into a beautiful world of guitar-soaked tongue in cheek action.” – Sam Spade (Vocals)

“It sounds like The Dead Boys meets ZZ Top bro!” –
Chip Z’Nuff (Enuff Z’Nuff )

“The Midnight Devils are a must see band! First class act. All 3 members of this band are just awesome dudes that put on one heck of a Rock N Roll Show. Perfect stage set up, gear, outfits, even down to the merch set up. Great put together package over all – Dan Steinbach, owner of Twisted Spoke Saloon Pekin, IL. http://www.twistedspokesaloon.com/

“The Midnight Devils. If you get a chance to see them live don’t miss it! Unbelievable live show Glam as fuck and tons of energy.”
Bob Long, Glam Rock City – Rock N Skull Festival booking and Midwest promotion.

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Track List:
1. Pink Halo
2. 2 Miles Down
3. Bleed Betty Bleed
4. By My Side
5. Generation Durt
6. Absence of Light
7. Midnight Devils
8. No More
9. Baptized by the Radio
10. Memphis Mile
11. Something Bigger

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Catch THE MIDNIGHT DEVILS Live with THE QUIREBOYS on the Amazing Disgrace Tour:
03/17 @ Diamond Music Club – St. Peters, MO
03/18 @ Rockhaus – W Dundee, IL
03/19 @ Token Lounge – Westland, MI
03/20 @ Peecox – Erlanger, KY
03/21 @ The Odeon – Cleveland, OH
03/22 @ Hard Rock Café – Pitsburgh, PA
03/23 @ Rock Pile West – Toronto, ONT
03/25 @ The Kingsland – Brooklyn, NY
03/26 @ Jewel Nightclub – Manchester, NH
03/27 @ Debonar Music Hall – Teaneck, NJ
03/28 @ The Vault Music – New Bedford, MA

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The Midnight Devils are a high energy glam slam boogie woogie rock n roll band out of Omaha, NE and Chicago, IL. Featuring Sam Spade on bass and lead vocals, Sniper on guitar, and the indestructible Jimmy Mess on drums. It’s unique, it’s unpredictable, and it’s guitar driven glam rock like you’ve never seen it before. Combining that punk rock attitude, with sleazy party rock n roll, and covering the whole thing in a thick layer of glitter and lipstick, The Midnight Devils are here for one thing and that’s to have a real good time. On July 13th 2018 their debut album, Something Bigger, was released featuring the singles “Pink Halo” and “Generation Durt.” In 2019 these boys took the show on the road performing in over 30 states coast to coast at such legendary venues as The Viper Room in Hollywood, The Dive Bar in Vegas, The Rocklahoma Music Festival, and the M3 Pre Party in Columbia, MD. This isn’t for the faint of heart and they’re not your average pretty boys or girls. They swear, they smoke, they wear more makeup then your girlfriend and might even do things she wont. The Midnight Devils aren’t recommended for normal people but for those that live for the party and walk on the wild side…. The Midnight Devils might be exactly what you’ve been waiting for. Nothing even comes close.

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DEEPFALL Joins ALTER BRIDGE on WALK THE SKY TOUR 2020!

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Michigan based Heavy Rock Band DEEPFALL has announced 2020 tour with ALTER BRIDGE, launching February 8th in Nashville, TN and running through the Midwest and West Coast before wrapping up February 27th in Spokane, WA.

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02/08 @ War Memorial Auditorium – Nashville, TN
02/09 @ Egyptian Room at Old National Center – Indianapolis, IN
02/11 @ Mars Music Hall – Huntsville, AL
02/12 @ Clyde Theatre – Ft. Wayne, IN
02/14 @ The Apollo Theatre – Belvedere, IL
02/15 @ The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
02/17 @ Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
02/18 @ The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
02/20 @ House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
02/21 @ Montbleu Resort – Lake Tahoe, NV
02/23 @ The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
02/24 @ The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
02/26 @ Moore Theatre – Seattle, WA
02/27 @ Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA

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Deepfall drops their latest album, Broken, via Pavement Entertainment. Broken is available on CD through Pavement’s Online Store and on streaming platforms everywhere.

Rich Hopkins, the vocalist of Deepfall, says on Broken, “My favorite song performance wise from the new album would have to be ‘Ghost.’ It’s a fairly deep song for me, and playing it on stage is a bit of a rollercoaster ride.” He also appreciates seeing the different reactions fans have to Deepfall’s music. “Everyone who listens to our music can incorporate their own circumstances to each song. It’s amazing to see what our fans take away from it.”

Deepfall conjures an enveloping storm of carefully crafted hard rock that strikes the soul with stinging honesty. Masterfully capturing thematic darkness, the band leaves a sonic trail of scorched post-apocalyptic earth behind its musical machine, blazing a path through the heaviness of life with an equally heavy response.

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Track List:
1. Wasted
2. I’m Sick
3. Ghst
4. Cancer
5. Monster
6. M.F.K.S. (Voice of the Broken)
7. Out of Line

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DEEPFALL conjures an enveloping storm of carefully crafted hard rock that strikes the soul with stinging honesty.

Cutting to the bone with soaring instrumental passages, spirited choruses, and precisely placed breakdowns, the band thrives in the expanse of rock ’n’ roll’s vast sub-genres.

Masterfully capturing thematic darkness, the band leaves a sonic trail of scorched post-apocalyptic earth behind its musical machine, blazing a path through the heaviness of life with an equally heavy response.
Situated in Greenville, Michigan, the group’s current lineup, which began to take shape in 2015, is comprised of Rich Hopkins (vocals/guitar), Nick Gray (drums), Tim King (keyboards), Anthony Battista (lead guitar 1), Max Carrillo (lead guitar 2), and Taylor Brandt (bass).

In a short time, DEEPFALL has carved its place in the American rock scene with broad, muscular soundscapes forged in the studio and resurrected onstage. The band’s latest release, Broken, employs a signature brand of soulful songwriting rounded out by an unapologetic combination of surging guitars, rattling bass, mesmerizing keyboards, heavy drums and Hopkins’ roaring lead vocals.

Behind the veil of these ferocious soundscapes, DEEPFALL emerges as an outfit of determined musicians with a deep love for their craft and a hope to connect with listeners through engaging story-driven rock.

DEEPFALL has supported national acts such as HinderSOiLTantricSmile Empty SoulSaving AbelThe Iron Maidens, Texas Hippie Coalition, and Wayland, while having performed at venues such as The IntersectionThe Stache, and The Music Factory. The band continues to play regionally, write new music, and keep its collective foot pressed down on the gas pedal towards endless possibility.

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MITCHEL EVAN Releases New Single, “Las Cruces”

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Richmond, VA Americana Singer / Songwriter MITCHEL EVAN has released his new single, “Las Cruces,” via The Label Group / INgrooves.

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“Las Cruces was written as a response to a not-so-civil band break up. I fronted this band for a couple years called Mitchel Evan & The Mangrove based out of Colorado. Towards the end we had some pretty major creative and personal differences and there was a lot of resentment on both sides. I had just got out of a long term romantic relationship as well, so when the band broke up I started performing and touring solo for the first time. So the premise of Las Cruces is more or less a “F*ck you, I’m going on the road” sort of thing. It’s mostly angry but also confident, empowering and has a sense of freedom as well.” – Mitchel Evam

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Live Dates:
02/21 @ Sofar Boston – Boston, MA
02/22 @ Sofar NYC – New York, NY
02/23 @ Sofar DC – Washington, D.C.
3/13 – Sofar Raleigh/Durham – Raleigh, NC

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Mitchel Evan is a singer-songwriter from Richmond, Virginia that has traveled the country exploring new landscapes and soundscapes. A young, yet experienced writer, Evan has found his voice and style through years of developing his craft living in Colorado and touring the western United States. His songs are honest and confessional while maintaining a sense of hopeful wit and humor. The performances radiate charisma, conviction and confidence that comes from writing dozens of songs and playing hundreds of shows. After moving from Colorado back to his home state of Virginia, the artist now lives on a horse farm and continues to write, record and tour at a prolific rate. Backed by his new 4-piece Americana band, Mitchel Evan & The Saboteurs are quickly making a name for themselves in the American Southeast.

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BLACKTOP MOJO Release Official Music Video for “It Won’t Last”

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BLACKTOP MOJO has released the official music video for their single, “It Won’t Last,” off of their recently released LP, Under the Sun

The video was shot in Fort Worth, Texas at the Bodega bar by longtime friend and videographer Dustin Dow and our new friend, Larry Hinson, whom we met on the ‘Defy The Sun Tour’ with Otherwise.

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“‘It Won’t Last’ is about the fleeting feelings of a hookup. You have this intense connection with someone for such a short time, but then in the morning, you realize it was just an intoxicating moment.

We wanted to keep the video simple and more performance based this time around. This song in particular is very guitar driven, and we wanted to be able to showcase Chuck and Kiefer ripping it up.” – Matt James

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Tour Dates:
02/03 @ The Parish at HOB – Anaheim , CA
02/05 @ Strummer’s – Fresno, CA
02/06 @ The Saint – Reno, NV
02/07 @ Backstage Bar & Billiards – Las Vegas, NV
02/08 @ Holy Diver – Sacramento, CA
02/10 @ Dante’s – Portland, OR
02/11 @ – Seattle, WA – Substation
02/12 @ The Olympic – Boise, ID
02/14 @ Streets Denver – Denver, CO
02/15 @ Reverb Lounge – Omaha, NE
02/16 @ The Aquarium – Fargo, ND
02/18 @ Spicoli’s Reverb – Waterloo, IA
02/19 @ Lefty’s Live Music – Des Moines, IA
02/20 @ Oklahoma City Limits – Oklahoma City, OK
02/21 @ The Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
02/22 @ River Run ATV Park – Jacksonville, TX
02/23 @ The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
02/26 @ Studio at Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
02/27 @ Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX
02/28 @ Jakes Sports Cafe – Lubbock, TX
02/29 @ House of Rock – Corpus Christi, TX

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Track List:
1. Lay It on Me
2. Set It Free
3. Come Get Your Coat
4. Keep
5. It Won’t Last
6. All Mine Now
7. Can’t Sleep
8. The Lashing (Ghost)
9. The Void
10. Under the Sun

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BLACK HEART SAINTS Releases Official Music Video For “Misery”!

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Austin Music Award-winning band BLACK HEART SAINTS has just released the fourth and final installment from their new Misery EP — a blistering Southern hard rock tune that masterfully melds the soulfulness of THE BLACK CROWES with the sheer heaviness of SOUNDGARDEN.

The music video for “Misery” takes a darker tone than the previous installments of the series, touching upon such topics as addiction and depression. All four music videos from the Misery EP were shown as part of a film premiere at Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX earlier this month, which featured a red carpet and a curated drink menu.

Black Heart Saints has continued to turn heads around the country, and will be featured as part of Sweetwater Studio’s Master Class program — a specialized recording class available to the public that recently hosted such names as ANTHRAX and ERIC JOHNSON.

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“This song really captures what Black Heart Saints is about — heavy, soulful rock ‘n roll that pays homage to our Texas roots. ” – BLACK HEART SAINTS

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Misery EP Track List:
1. Lines
2. Crazy
3. Addicted to Love
4. Misery

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Dangerous & dirty, with a distinct groove steeped in classic rock, yet with a modern intensity. Black Heart Saints gives fans exactly what they want – rock god vocals catapulted over explosive, memorable riffs – leaving legions of the rock ‘n’ roll faithful yearning for more.

After debuting at South by Southwest Festival, this powerhouse quartet has been building a solid reputation as a support act for national touring bands such as Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The ConspiratorsSevendustSteel PantherPop EvilBuckcherryStryperDirty Honey, and more.

The soaring vocals of front-man Josh Ross have drawn comparisons to Myles Kennedy and Chris Cornell. While the band is influenced by the likes of Mötley CrüeGuns ‘N Roses, and other legendary Hard Rock acts, the commanding presence of Black Heart Saints’ live show brandishes an updated take on the genre.

Quickly conquering some of the biggest stages and festivals in the United States, Black Heart Saints has built an impressive resume, and has been recognized as one of the nation’s top emerging rock acts:

– 2019 Austin Music Awards Winner #1
– Music videos featured in over 5,000+ gyms across the US and Canada
– Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Headliner
– Austin Chronicle Music Awards: Top 10 Best New Bands
– San Antonio’s Fiesta Oyster Bake Headliner
– Official South By Southwest Festival Performer
– Buffalo Trace Battle of the Bands Grand Prize Winner
– ESPN X Games Performer

The band’s first full-length release – ALIVE – was soon followed by the Road to Sturgis Tour 2017, which put Black Heart Saints’ charismatic live performance to the test when the band took the stage at the world-renowned motorcycle rally, attended by over 500,000 bikers from all around the globe.

In 2018, Black Heart Saints embarked on an extensive tour to the West Coast beginning in January, which included a highlight performance at the legendary Viper Room in West Hollywood, California. On April 12th, 2018, Austin City Council and Mayor Steve Adler officially proclaimed April 12th to be “Black Heart Saints Day.”

After being tapped to open for Steel Panther, Slash, and Pop Evil throughout 2018 and 2019, Black Heart Saints has been dominating stages in their native Texas, with highlight performances at prestigious venues such as the House of Blues in Houston, Texas.

The band’s latest release, Misery EP, which features an accompanying film based on the band’s music, has received rave reviews:

“When I first heard opening track ‘Lines’ I knew Black Heart Saints were onto another winner. The song, which comes across like a heavier take on ‘Southern Harmony-era’ Black Crowes, is something special indeed and a great way to start this four track EP. Just to make sure you are sat up and paying attention then ‘Crazy’ muscles in, it’s a big-riffed stomper that smashes the door down making it another great opening to a Saints’ release.” – The Rock Pit (Australia)

“Take advantage of this now. Hit those local shows while you still can, grab that grainy IG video proof and a moment to meet & greet the guys before they’re selling out stadiums and you miss that opportunity.” – Kail Rose (dRiFFt)

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BLOODYWOOD “Machi Bhasad (Expect a Riot)” US Radio debut on SIRIUSXM OCTANE TEST DRIVE!

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New Delhi based Indian Metal Band BLOODYWOOD will continue their domination of the international music world with the debut run of “Machi Bhasad (Expect a Riot)” on SiriusXM Octane Test Drive today at 12:00 pm EST.

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The quintet will also be making their debut US festival performance at SONIC TEMPLE on Saturday, May 16th in Columbus, OH, with US tour dates to be announced in the future.

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Bloodywood is:
Karan Katiyar – Guitars, Production, Programming
Jayant Bhadula – Vocals
Roul Kerr – Rap Vocals

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KB & THE IDYLLWILDE Release Official Music Video for “Drown”

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Nashville based soul rock band KB & THE IDYLLWILDE has released the official music video for their new single, “Drown.” Directed by front-woman Katie Burke and shot by Dustin Brandt Hyer, “Drown” is the second single off of the band’s upcoming album, I Just Wanna Love You, I Just Wanna Let You, due to release February 14, 2020.

“I think the line, ‘ I’ll be the wounded bird and you can be the lion…depends on who wants to be the boss.’ is my favorite line in the song, it really sums up a big theme of the album, too– that anyone can get what they want in big-bad-hard love, some of us want power, and some of us want to give it away. ‘”
— Katie Burke

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“Basically, this album encompasses all the ways we distort and experience love, or how I have at least…

Its a lot of addiction, egoic superiority/inferiority tendencies, and just plain codependent shit. Its a ‘love’ album about not knowing how to get it right, but celebrating all the ugly/beautiful ways we get it wrong.” – Katie Burke

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Track List:
1. Mad Man
2. Drown
3. Right Kind of Sickness
4. Glories
5. Heart Faulty

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Catch KB & THE IDYLLWILDE Live:
02/14 @ Little Harpeth Brewing – Nashville, TN
04/03 @ Gypsy Rose Music Roswell – Roswell, GA
04/04 @ The Juggling Gypsy Cafe – Wilmington, NC
04/05 @ Hotel RL – Bethesda/Baltimore, MD
04/08 @ Live at The Falcon – Marlboro, NY
04/09 @ O’Brien’s – Boston, MA
04/10 – Brooklyn, NY
04/11 @ Big Lick Brewing Company – Roanoke, VA
04/12 – Nashville, TN

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KB & The Idyllwilde is a soul-rock band based in Nashville, TN, led by high octane vocalist Katie Burke. Her lyrical content deals in the offbeat and the ugly; the extremes of love, sex, death and pain.

Sonically, the band draws influence from artists ranging from JanisJimi, and Zeppelin to Beth HartDMB, and Jack White.

The name ‘Idyllwilde’ is derived from its two root words ‘idyll’ meaning ‘story’, and ‘wild’ meaning anything goes. The two words come together in acknowledgement of the band’s mission: to make music without the limits of genre or content, honoring the idea that ‘anything goes’. To KB, every compelling story is worth telling no matter what it looks or sounds like.

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BLACKLITE DISTRICT Celebrates 100,000 Subscriptions & Joins Adelita’s Way for 2020 Tour!

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Spearfish, SD based singer/songwriter, producer, and YouTube star BLACKLITE DISTRICT has recently been verified through YouTube with the achievement of 100,000 subscriptions. The artist will be celebrating on the road with his fans as he joins ADELITA’S WAY for 2020 Winter tour dates.

“Hitting 100,000 subscribers is a true milestone in my career. It’s the result of years of hard work and dedication. I really have dedicated my life to music and I’m grateful that I such a passionate fanbase who has made its all worth it. 2020 is going to be one of my biggest years yet. The songwriting is evolving, and the music is really developing into a defined sound.” – BLACKLITE DISTRICT

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Tour Dates:
01/16 @ Pub Rock – Phoenix, AZ
01/17 @ Rockhouse – El Paso, TX
01/18 @ Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
01/19 @ Come & Take It – Austin, TX
01/22 @ Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
01/23 @ AR Rev Room – Little Rock, AK
01/24 @ The District – Lafayette, LA
01/25 @ Rockhouse Live – Memphis, TN
01/29 @ The Warehouse – Clarksville, TN
01/30 @ Riverfront Live – Cincinatti, OH

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Blacklite District has experienced a meteoric rise over the past several months, with their YouTube following edging near 100,000 in less than a year and their wildly popular Minecraft videos–“Cold As Ice” and “The Struggle”–garnering around 70 million views cumulatively. Says Kyle, “I work with multiple major YouTube channels that promote my music to a huge worldwide audience. It’s been amazing as an independent artist of this generation to reach an audience of this size.” As a result of their rapidly expanding youth audience, the duo has seen incredible online sales and Spotify streams and playlistings, as well as significant Mainstream Rock Songs Billboard charting.

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Caspian Share Live Clip of “Flowers of Light”; North American Tour Expanded

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Caspian, who recently played a pair of sold-out shows at the historic Cabot Theatre in the band’s hometown of Beverly, Mass., shares a clip of their first live performance of “Flowers of Light” (https://youtu.be/jOOukl63JhU).

The footage arrives as the band has added a new leg to their North American tour, with the first of the band’s Summer 2020 plans revealed:

June 1 Ferndale, MI The Loving Touch

June 2 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme

June 5 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall

June 6 St. Paul, MN Turf Club

June 8 Denver, CO Bluebird Theatre

Tickets for the above dates are on-sale this Friday at 10 am local time. A premium package, including a ticket, exclusive patch and signed poster is available Wednesday at 9 am eastern via Caspian.band.

On Circles, the band’s fifth album and first release in over four years, arrives on Jan. 24 via Triple Crown Records. Album pre-orders, which include a highly limited 180-gram black vinyl variation as well as a green/blue vinyl offering, are available now via the Triple Crown Records’ webstore (https://store.triplecrownrecords.com/oncircles).

The eight-song album was recorded at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, Pa. by producer Will Yip (Code Orange, Defeater, Quicksand, Turnstile), On Circles marks the most organic writing and recording sessions in Caspian’s 15-year history. Together for four weeklong songwriting sessions, the band opted for music gleaming with visceral impact instead of over-thought tangles, over-arching concepts and drawn-out crescendos.

Full list of upcoming dates:

December 12 Hangzhou, China Mao Livehouse

December 13 Shanghai, China Mao Livehouse

December 14 Shenzhen Shi, China B10 Live

December 15 Guangzhou, China T:Union

December 17 Tokyo, Japan Koenji High

January 30 Los Angeles, CA Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

January 31 Phoenix, AZ Rebel Lounge

February 1 San Diego, CA The Casbah

February 3 Fresno, CA Strummer’s

February 4 Felton, CA Felton Music Hall

February 5 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall

February 7 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge

February 8 Vancouver, BC Biltmore Cabaret

February 9 Seattle, WA Neumos

February 11 Sacramento, CA Holy Diver

February 12 Long Beach, CA Long Beach Art Theatre

March 31 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace

April 1 Buffalo, NY Rec Room

April 3 Boston, MA The Sinclair

April 4 Boston, MA The Sinclair

April 5 Woodstock, NY Colony

April 6 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer

April 8 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge

April 9 Washington, DC Black Cat

April 10 Richmond, VA Gallery 5

April 11 Asheville, NC The Grey Eagle Tavern

April 12 Durham, NC Motorco Music Hall

April 14 Atlanta, GA Aisle 5

April 15 Orlando, FL The Abbey

April 17 Nashville, TN Exit In

April 18 Louisville, KY Diamond Pub & Billiard Concert Hall

April 19 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups

June 1 Ferndale, MI The Loving Touch

June 2 Grand Rapids, MI The Pyramid Scheme

June 5 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall

June 6 St. Paul, MN Turf Club

June 8 Denver, CO Bluebird Theatre

Caspian have released four albums: The Four Trees (2007), Tertia (2009), Walking Season (2012) and Dust and Disquiet (2015). Since the Beverly, Mass.-based band’s inception, they’ve earned accolade upon accolade for their sweeping, cinematic music. 2015’s Dust and Disquiet was hailed by Noisey as “the life-affirming soundtrack you need in your life,” Brooklyn Vegan exclaimed “eardrums will be blown and jaws will be dropped” upon hearing the 10-song release, while Spin described the sextet’s output as “epic, wordless orchestral swells on the lush, layered, and crushingly pretty.” Caspian is Philip Jamieson (guitar/keyboards), Erin Burke-Moran (guitar), Jonny Asburn (guitar), Jani Zubkovs (bass), Calvin Joss (guitar) and Justin Forrest (drums).

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LORDS OF ACID Announce MAKE ACID GREAT AGAIN 2020 Tour with AESTHETIC PERFECTION, PRAGA KHAN, & MXMS!

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Sextreme Disco band LORDS OF ACID has announced that they will be returning stateside with their MAKE ACID GREAT AGAIN TOUR. The legendary act will be joined by AESTHETIC PERFECTIONPRAGA KHAN, and MXMS March 13th in Los Angeles, CA, with the tour circling through the US, wrapping up April 15th in San Francisco, CA.

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MAKE ACID GREAT AGAIN Tour Dates:
03/13 @ EchoPlex – Los Angeles, CA
03/14 @ Hard Rock Live – Las Vegas, NV
03/15 @ Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
03/17 @ Club Red – Mesa, AZ
03/18 @ Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
03/19 @ Rockhouse – El Paso, TX
03/20 @ Trees – Dallas, TX
03/21 @ Scout Bar – Houston, TX
03/22 @ Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX
03/23 @ House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
03/25 @ Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
03/26 @ The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
03/27 @ Music Farm – Charleston, SC
03/28 @ The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
03/29 @ The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
03/31 @ Theatre Of Living Arts -Philadelphia, PA
04/01 @ Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
04/02 @ The Rapids Theatre – Niagara Falls, NY
04/03 @ Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
04/04 @ Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
04/05 @ Crafthouse – Pittsburgh, PA
04/06 @ Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
04/07 @ The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
04/08 @ The Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
04/09 @ The Complex – Vertigo – Salt Lake City, UT
04/10 @ The Bluebird – Reno, NV
04/11 @ Dante’s – Portland, OR
04/13 @ The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
04/14 @ Ashland Armory – Ashland, OR
04/15 @ Slim’s – San Francisco, CA

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From his first single, “I Sit On Acid”, released in 1988, to the present, Belgium’s Praga Khan remains one of the most innovative acid house musicians in circulation. Thanks to extensive experimentation with drugs, Crowley-ian sex magic, and esoteric paths of self-deprivation and mutilation known only to himself, this orgiastic orchestrator created the LORDS OF ACID to further encapsulate the seductive messages and raw sex of his ever-evolving musical vision. From the raw carnality of their 1991 release Lust to the electro-thrash of 2012’s Deep Chills, Lords of Acid has re-defined the pure pleasures of drugs, hedonism, and deviant sex for thirty years. Now, despite numerous lineup changes, world tours, over 2.5 million album sales, and every possible point of crisis and conflict a band can face, Lords of Acid is returning to the unsuspecting again, this time with a new crew of deviants, dilettantes, and sonically transmitted diseases.

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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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RODRIGO Y GABRIELA UNVEIL GROUNDBREAKING VERSION OF METALLICA’S “BATTERY”/ LIVE in PGH 11/29

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“For nearly 20 years, Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero have been marrying their love of metal with nylon-stringed acoustic guitars, releasing an impressive catalog of albums that showcase their remarkable dexterity and gift for reimagining heavy rock sounds as acoustic instrumentals. Now comes one of their most surprising recordings to date.”–NPR MUSIC
“With a relentless and thought-out counterpoint of rhythm and melody that renders percussion (and vocals) unnecessary, Rodrigo and Gabriela’s signature acoustic sound, grounded on heavy metal influences, is virtuoso rock ‘n roll.”–BILLBOARD
Acclaimed guitar virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela have unveiled a spectacular new version of the Metallica classic, “Battery,” which will be featured on the duo’s upcoming METTAL EP, due from ATO Records on Black Friday, November 29, as a one-sided 12” vinyl Record Store Day First release, limited to 2,500 and available only at independent record stores. Side 2 will have an art etching. This companion EP to their latest full-length, METTALVOLUTION, sees Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero paying tribute to the icons of thrash metal with three previously unreleased covers, shedding light on some of their favorite foundational songs. Along with “Battery,” METTAL EP includes stunning new versions of Megadeth’s “Holy War” and Slayer’s epic “Seasons In The Abyss.” All three tracks were produced and recorded by Sanchez in Oslo, Norway and finished at the duo’s own Lumbini Studio in Ixtapa, Zihuatenejo, Mexico. METTAL EP was mixed by Jim Monti (Slipknot, Metallica, KoRN) and then mastered by GRAMMY® Award-winner Ted Jensen (Bring Me The Horizon, Disturbed, Halestorm) at Sterling Sound, Nashville.
“It’s no secret that we love Metallica,” says Sanchez. “Master Of Puppets changed everything for us when we first heard it all those years ago.”
“We’ve played parts of ‘Battery’ in our live set for many years,” says Quintero. “We’re so happy to release our studio version in full for our fans. Thank you to the fans for coming with us on this trip, and eternal gratitude to Metallica for the incredible music.”
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Rodrigo y Gabriela have long proclaimed the powerful influence of metal on their own groundbreaking music, including a rendition of Metallica’s “Orion” found on their now-classic self-titled second album from 2006. The track was later named by Loudwire among the top 5 on its “10 Very Diverse Covers of Metallica Songs – Ranked,” writing, “Having long admitted the influence heavy metal has had on their music, it’s no surprise that Rodrigo y Gabriela decided to pay their respects to Metallica…Their stunning take on Cliff Burton’s bass-heavy track from MASTER OF PUPPETS will forever shine as their crowning nod to ‘Tallica.”
What’s more, Rodrigo y Gabriela’s triumphant 2014 headline concert at Morrison, CO’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre saw them joined on stage by none other than Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo for an unprecedented “Metallica Medley“ comprising “Orion,” “For Whom The Bell Tolls,” “The Frayed Ends of Sanity,” and “Battery.” The performance has since proven a viral favorite, earning more than 1 million individual views via the official Rodrigo y Gabriela YouTube channel.
2019 has already seen Rodrigo y Gabriela make a spectacular chart debut with their acclaimed new album, METTAVOLUTION, available now via ATO Records. The duo’s fifth studio LP and first album in five years, METTAVOLUTION entered Billboard’s “Americana/Folk Albums” chart at #1 with 1st-week equivalents in excess of 11,000 – Rodrigo y Gabriela’s second-best sales week ever. In addition, the new album arrived at #2 on Billboard’s “Rock Albums,” as well as #10 on “Top Album Sales” and #71 on the overall SoundScan/Billboard 200.
METTAVOLUTION also earned critical acclaim to match its popular success. “For Rodrigo y Gabriela, the meditation is actually in the swirl of notes and rhythmic strums that circle around their music,” wrote NPR’s First Listen. “And if we follow their lead, there is a meditative quality for the listener as well. METTAVOLUTION closes with a 19-minute version of ‘Echoes,’ Pink Floyd’s rock masterpiece famously performed live in an ancient Roman amphitheater in Pompeii, Italy. Like its masterful catalog, Rodrigo y Gabriela gives the music new life with just two guitars.” “METTAVOLUTION finds the duo locked back in,” wrote Glide, “and where their last record was dedicated to their influences, this time it is all about the visceral primal passion of playing and what originally connected them to music. The title track opener kicks a rock beat behind the guitar strums as the producer David Sardy loads up the bass, shaker and voice synths to propel the sound forward.” Pitchfork praised the album’s original material, writing, “The crunching ‘Terracentric’ and the blurrily agile lines on ‘Witness Tree’ move like hand-cranked cars on a slotted track, wound up by Rodrigo y Gabriela’s extremely athletic wrists and then turned loose. The dance break ‘Cumbé’ and its slower-breathing follower ‘Electric Soul’ simmer down a bit and lay out their chemistry more simply, to warmer and more pleasant effect, but the dominant energy in part one is fast, heavy, and relentlessly precise… METTAVOLUTION reassures that for as long as they’re around, Rodrigo y Gabriela will be echoing their influences as only they can.”
Rodrigo y Gabriela celebrated the album’s arrival with a spectacular performance of METTAVOLUTION’s title track and first official single, “Mettavolution,” on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, featuring exclusive choreography by Annie-B Parson (David Byrne, David Bowie, Laurie Anderson). “The duo are joined by a group of six dancers holding matching guitars who move in motion to the past-paced, lyric-free instrumentals,” wrote Rolling Stone. “As the musicians play faster and faster, the dancers leave their guitars behind and perform a choreographed dance behind the two. As the track comes to a climax, a several singer rise in the audience to intone alongside the quick-fire acoustic riffs.”
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Rodrigo y Gabriela are currently traveling the world on the epic METTAVOLUTION headline tour, with U.S. dates scheduled through mid-December. For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.rodgab.com/tour-dates.
RODRIGO Y GABRIELANORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2019/20
NOVEMBER19 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant20 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater22 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee23 – Cedar Rapids, IA – Paramount Theatre24 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre26 – Joliet, IL – Rialto Square Theatre27 – Louisville, KY – The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts29 – McKee’s Rocks, PA – Roxian Theatre30 – Harrisburg, PA – The Forum Auditorium
DECEMBER2 – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center3 – Asheville, NC –Thomas Wolfe Auditorium4 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Gaillard Center6 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore Miami Beach
MARCH 202012 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land20-21 – Monterrey, Mexico – Tecate Pa’l Norte Festival *
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METTAVOLUTION marks the most ambitious music of Rodrigo y Gabriela’s remarkable two-decade career. Three years in the making, the LP embraces the duo’s passionate interest in Buddhism, the history of human evolution, and the liberation of the potential we have as a species, all expressed through the medium of two acoustic guitars. Conceived and composed in their studio in Ixtapa on the Mexican Pacific Coast, the music of METTAVOLUTION was road-tested around the world on tour in 2017 and 2018 before being recorded late last year in Los Angeles with multiple GRAMMY-winning producer Dave Sardy (Oasis, LCD Soundsystem, A Perfect Circle, Band of Horses) behind the board.
METTAVOLUTION gathers six white-hot new Rodrigo y Gabriela compositions – much of which acknowledge the duo’s thrash metal roots back in Mexico City – as well as an inspired, side-long cover of Pink Floyd’s sprawling “Echoes” – originally found on 1971’s MEDDLE – audaciously reimagined for two acoustic guitars. Rolling Stone recently hailed the 19-minute epic as a “Song You Need to Know,” noting, “(‘Echoes’) is such a signature song, it’s hard to imagine anyone else doing it justice, yet somehow the Mexican acoustic-rock duo Rodrigo y Gabriela landed on a brilliant interpretation… Like the original, the song is its own journey, and it’s beautiful.” “(Rodrigo y Gabriela) make (‘Echoes’) entirely their own,” wrote NPR Music, “turning the original version’s extended psych-jam and terrifying atmospherics into percussive knocks on their guitars and strings and other strange, tactile effects. It only gets better and more breathtaking the deeper you get into the track.”
With career album sales now in excess of 1.5 million worldwide, Rodrigo y Gabriela have undoubtedly established themselves as the planet’s preeminent acoustic guitar duo, earning international acclaim and a fervent fan following with their awe-inspiring mastery of their instruments as well as a truly distinctive approach to melody, energy, and rhythm.

KB & THE IDYLLWILDE Release Official Music Video for “Madman”

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Nashville based soul rock band KB & THE IDYLLWILDE has released the official music video for their new single, “Madman.” Directed by front-woman Katie Burke, “Madman” is off of band’s upcoming album, I Just Wanna Love You, I Just Wanna Let You, due to release February 14, 2020.

“That pervasive waiting for the other shoe to drop feel was real strong in me at the time. The character in this song can’t accept love, they can’t see why anyone would stick around. They’re covered in their perception that people must be crazy to stand being around them. So in the end, the character accepts that both she and this person must both be nuts for it all to work. Good news, it works! Bad news… is there bad news? They’re nuts? Yes, nuts & happy—Fun fact, I wasn’t satisfied with my vocal performance in the studio so my producer Evan let me borrow a mic, and I tracked this in one take at home in my closet.” – Katie Burke

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“Basically, this album encompasses all the ways we distort and experience love, or how I have at least…

Its a lot of addiction, egoic superiority/inferiority tendencies, and just plain codependent shit. Its a ‘love’ album about not knowing how to get it right, but celebrating all the ugly/beautiful ways we get it wrong.” – Katie Burke

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Catch KB & THE IDYLLWILDE Live:
04/03 @ Atlanta, GA
04/04 @ Wilmington, NC
04/05 @ Hotel RL – Bethesda/Baltimore, MD
04/08 @ New Paltz, NY
04/09 @ O’Brien’s – Boston, MA
04/10 @ Brooklyn, NY
04/11 @ Big Lick Brewing Company – Roanoke, VA
04/12 @ Nashville, TN

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KB & The Idyllwilde is a soul-rock band based in Nashville, TN, led by high octane vocalist Katie Burke. Her lyrical content deals in the offbeat and the ugly; the extremes of love, sex, death and pain.

Sonically, the band draws influence from artists ranging from JanisJimi, and Zeppelin to Beth HartDMB, and Jack White.

The name ‘Idyllwilde’ is derived from its two root words ‘idyll’ meaning ‘story’, and ‘wild’ meaning anything goes. The two words come together in acknowledgement of the band’s mission: to make music without the limits of genre or content, honoring the idea that ‘anything goes’. To KB, every compelling story is worth telling no matter what it looks or sounds like.

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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

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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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AUTOPILOT Release Official Music Video for “Modern Age”

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Canadian Alternative Rock Band AUTOPILOT has released the official music video for “Modern Age,” the opening track off of their recently released LP, Afterglow.

“’Modern Age’ was directed by New York City based director, Kevin Van Witt. Filmed on the Lower East Side and Long Island’s Gold Coast, it captures the chaos of this new technological world we have built and the freedom that we once had in childhood. Starring young actor, Dylan, the ‘Modern Age’ video takes us through a psychedelic adventure of realities that we have created in the Modern Age.” – MARLON HARDER

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“The opening track “Modern Age” instantly transports you to a different time where music was simpler along with life itself…you could instantly hear that this ten track album will be full of musicianship and passion that some other bands in this genre tend to avoid and ignore. Singer Marlon Harder’s voice wastes no time and brings a sense of comfort.” Girl at the Rock Shows

“Autopilot’s highly anticipated new record Afterglow, their most impressive and accessible record to date, produced by legendary Saskatchewan producer, S.J. Kardash, and backed by their most ambitious marketing campaign yet, finds the band reaching for bigger sounds, bigger ideas, and much bigger audiences.” – Top40-Charts

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1. Modern Age
2. Weightless
3. Undisguised
4. Living Dead
5. Afterglow
6. Without a Dream
7. Domino
8. Poison Pills
9. Hurricane
10. Crooked Lines

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Over the last few years, Canadian alternative rock band Autopilot has become a staple in the Saskatoon indie music scene. Known for their thoughtful lyrics, powerful hooks, dynamic stage show, and obsessive hard work, they somehow seem to effortlessly walk the line between passionate art and massive appeal. Over the course of 3 full-length records, and one EP, they’ve become road warriors, touring relentlessly across Canada and the US. They’ve been praised for their tireless work ethic by publications like Canadian Musician Magazine, who called them “quite possibly one of the hardest working bands in the country.”

Autopilot’s highly anticipated new record Afterglow, their most impressive and accessible record to date, produced by legendary Saskatchewan producer, S.J. Kardash, and backed by their most ambitious marketing campaign yet, finds the band reaching for bigger sounds, bigger ideas, and much bigger audiences. The release of their new single “Undisguised” following the success of preceding singles “Living Dead” and “Weightless”, is proof positive of this growing momentum.

Marlon Harder, the driving creative force behind Autopilot, has a knack for finding beauty in simple moments, and hope in the challenges life tends to bring. Inspired by the early writing of Modest Mouse, he seemed to know very quickly what he wanted to do in life. After the release and College radio buzz of their first record Now It’s Time You Know What We’re Losing For, unexpected illness struck, effectively putting the band on the back burner for the foreseeable future. But he never quit writing. Health improved, lineups changed, and in 2013 they teamed up with S.J. Kardash for the release of Diamond Rough, a sophomore full-length forged in the fires of struggle, faith, and growing maturity. The record widely expanded their media exposure across North America; in print, online, commercial rock radio, CBC, podcasts, and through licensing placement on major US television networks.

Their 2015 release, Desert Dreams, reunited the band with Kardash, and represented a significant leap forward in both the ever expanding sound, and rapidly growing fan base the band had built strongly upon with 2013’s Diamond Rough. Along with debuting on Earshot’s Top 50 chart, Desert Dreams received heavy rotation on The VergeSirius XM’s Iceberg Radio, and garnered the attention of New York’s prestigious CMJ; while securing the band showcases at Toronto’s CMW and Indie Week festivals, AYE Fest in Cincinnati, Fairfield Revival Festival in Minnesota, and opening doors to tour extensively in the United States.

Autopilot has always been a dedicated touring band. In support of Diamond RoughDesert Dreams, and the 2017 release of the single “Hurricane” / “Crooked Lines”, the band spent countless months on the road touring across Canada and the United States. These tours have included stops at Jersey Shore FestivalMillennium Music Conference in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and a mainstage performance at Mesa Music Festival in Arizona supporting hard rock legends P.O.D. October 2018 marked the release of Afterglow, which chartered in the top 200 on the NACC North American College Charts as well as specialty radio in the US.

The future is truly wide open for Autopilot. Everything they’ve learned is on the table for 2019 while they continue to promote the release of Afterglow. They are casting their net wider, and going all in. Never content to sit still or play it safe, they’ve crafted a remarkable live show, and plan on spending as much time over the next year as possible, getting the new songs in front of as many new fans as they possibly can.

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TOOL Extends North American Tour

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TOOL, who are in the midst of their first North American tour in support of their #1 charting, record-breaking album Fear Inoculum (RCA Records), today announces an additional round of tour dates, kicking off on Jan. 10 in San Diego.
Newly announced dates:
January 10 San Diego, CA Viejas ArenaJanuary 12 San Diego, CA Viejas ArenaJanuary 15 Fresno, CA Save Mart CenterJanuary 17 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile ArenaJanuary 18 Glendale, AZ Gila River ArenaJanuary 21 Austin, TX Frank Erwin CenterJanuary 22 Dallas, TX American Airlines ArenaJanuary 28 Atlanta, GA State Farm ArenaJanuary 29 Nashville, TN Bridgestone ArenaJanuary 31 Memphis, TN FedEx ForumFebruary 1 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
Tickets are on-sale this Friday, Nov.15 at 10 am local time, with a limited number of VIP packages available exclusively to Tool Army members via Toolband.com this Wednesday, Nov.13 at 10 am local time.
TOOL begins a two-night stint in Toronto this evening, during their extensive, sold out North American tour. The tour, which sees the band performing in some cities for the first time in over a decade, has received widespread accolades with the Los Angeles Times calling it “impeccable,” the Chicago Tribune describing the outing as a “twisting multimedia rollercoaster of a concert” and The Arizona Republic saying it’s “a visually breathtaking night of dystopian art-rock spectacle.”
Fear Inoculum (http://smarturl.it/TOOLFIa) arrived on Aug. 30 following years of anticipation. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 and earned heaps of critical praise with NPR saying, “Fear Inoculum was worth the 13 year wait,” Revolver proclaiming the 10-track album “a masterpiece to be dissected for years to come” and Consequence of Sound saying the release finds “TOOL in peak performance.”

Full list of Sold Out North American tour dates:
November 11 Toronto, ON Scotiabank ArenaNovember 12 Toronto, ON Scotiabank ArenaNovember 14 Boston, MA TD GardenNovember 16 Newark, NJ Prudential CenterNovember 18 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo CenterNovember 19 Brooklyn, NY Barclay’s CenterNovember 21 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Casino ArenaNovember 22 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk HallNovember 24 Raleigh, NC PNC ArenaNovember 25 Washington, DC Capital One Arena

Winter 2020 Tour Dates:November 13 VIP packages available to Tool Army members via toolband.comNovember 15 general on sale at 10 am local time
January 10 San Diego, CA Viejas ArenaJanuary 12 San Diego, CA Viejas ArenaJanuary 15 Fresno, CA Save Mart CenterJanuary 17 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile ArenaJanuary 18 Glendale, AZ Gila River ArenaJanuary 21 Austin, TX Frank Erwin CenterJanuary 22 Dallas, TX American Airlines ArenaJanuary 28 Atlanta, GA State Farm ArenaJanuary 29 Nashville, TN Bridgestone ArenaJanuary 31 Memphis, TN FedEx ForumFebruary 1 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center
TOOL formed in 1990, releasing four multi-platinum studio albums: Undertow (1993), Ænima (1996), Lateralus (2001) and 10,000 Days (2006); two EPs: 72826 (1991) and Opiate (1992) and the limited-edition boxset Salival (2000). The band has won three GRAMMY Awards®: Best Metal Performance (1998, “Ænima”), Best Metal Performance (2002, “Schism”) and Best Recording Package (2007, 10,000 Days). TOOL is Danny Carey (drums), Justin Chancellor (bass), Adam Jones (guitar) and Maynard James Keenan (vocals).



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RAVEN BLACK Releases Official Lyric Video for “He is the One”

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LA based Theatrical Metal Band RAVEN BLACK revealed the lyric video for their new single, “He is the One, ” off of their upcoming third album.

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RAVEN BLACK will also be joining up with STATIC-XDOPE, and WEDNESDAY 13 on the second leg of the 20th Anniversary Wisconsin Death Trip Tour / Memorial to Wayne Static Tour beginning today in Austin, TX and wrapping up December 8 in Colorado Springs, CO.

“We are incredibly excited to also be performing on the second leg of the Static-X Wisconsin death trip 20th anniversary tour Featuring co-headliners Mushroomhead and Drowning Pool and support from + DOPE + & Wednesday 13!” – RAVEN BLACK

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Catch RAVEN BLACK Live with STATIC-X, MUSHROOMHEAD, DROWNING POOL, DOPE, and WEDNESDAY 13:
11/08 @ Emo’s – Austin, TX
11/09 @ Clicks – Tyler, TX
11/10 @ Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
11/12 @ Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
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

Line-Up varies from city to city – Check local listings for support band information!

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A Voodoo Doctor “The Doctor” came across a girl who looked lost and scared. He used his magic to turn her into a doll, but his spell was disrupted from her terrifying and taunting screams, she remained half human, half doll. As Raven lived in the dark world of the Doctor, she secretly learned his magic and conjured up a demon, Muppet, who she made her eternal protector and trapped him inside her heart. The Doctor and Muppet created Stitches to search for those who are looking to join our dark metal carnival world in the 13th hour.

Raven Black released their first single, “Died Inside,” on September 7, 2013 at the Roxy, selling out the venue that night. They continued to work in the studio and released their first EP, Midnight Dreary, in June 2014, successfully packing the house at the famous Viper Room.

The band was previously managed by Aaron Rossi (Grammy Nominated Drummer of Ministry/Prong), AJR Enterprises and worked with Grammy-Winning Producer Logan Mader (SoulFly/Machinehead/Five Finger Death Punch).

In October 2014, they revamped their line up and began working with Grammy Nominated Producer Ulrich Wild (Rob Zombie, White Zombie, Alice In Chains, Breaking Benjamin, Pantera, Seether,Dethklok, Otep, and more) on their new album. They then spent the next two years writing and then released their single, “Seven Sins,” in April 2016 and their EP, Seven Sins, in September 2016.

Raven Black played the Corona Hell and Heaven Festival July 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico with headliners like Rammstein, Twisted Sister, Ghost, Five Finger Death Punch, Mushroomhead, Selpultura, Alien Ant Farm, and many others.

To end their summer, they played the 2016 DirtFest Festival in Michigan with headliners Killswitch Engage, Asking Alexandria, Hatebreed, Attila, Born of Osiris, and many others.

Releasing their first Official EP with the new line up, Seven Sins dropped September 29, 2016 on the way out to tour with Mushroomhead, Sunflower Dead, Unsaid Fate, and Death Division for Mushroomhead’s Annual Halloween Tour.

The 2017 year started very busy for Raven Black as they headed to Cleveland, OH to film their new music video with MonoBloc’s Josh Apple and Andrew Sparks for “Twinkle Twinkle Little Scars,” premiered by Revolver Magazine on April 13, 2017. A little horror version of their already theatrical presence in the metal community. “We wanted to have some blood in this one,” says Raven.

After a quick rest, Raven Black toured through the Southern parts of the U.S. on their way to SXSW They played the Heart of Texas Rock Festival in March 2017. Winning fans from across multiple genres at SXSW. Raven says, “I am so proud of being able to share our METAL music with other fans of country, hip hop and pop genres. I was so surprised and happy to see them buying our music. It was fun and the only thing missing was the big mosh pit, LOL, although there was a small handful of metalheads represented this year at SXSW. ”

After returning back home to Los Angeles, the band quickly prepared for their first Headliner Tour, The Hex O’Clock Tour, which kicked off in Guadalajara, Mexico at the Roadhouse Voodoo Bar, July 7, 2017 and returned to the U.S. to begin their month long tour throughout the U.S. from coast to coast.

The Hex O’Clock Tour was a complete success and the band was able to visit so many new cities throughout the country, see their fans, and play so many new venues. Sharing with their fans, new stage props, a few new songs and announcing their new album, 13, in early Spring 2018.

Raven Black just finished their 6-week across the U.S. tour supporting Psychostick, Arsonists Get All the Girls, and Kissing Candice. The tour was amazing and the bands have developed life-long friends. Doesn’t always happen on tours, but it did this time.

To end the 2017 year, Raven Black just announced their pre-order of the Comic Book The Dark Metal Carnival – The Beginning – Issues 1-100. These pre order comic books will be series sequenced from 1-100 and will release in print this Spring 2018. Only these first 100 issues will be numbered for the fans that pre-order. The remaining prints after the first 100 will not be numbered.

They will be also releasing their 2nd EP Album this Spring, 13. In the studio in January and February, Raven Black will be working with Ulrich Wild, Wurm Group, once again to complete their next release this Spring 2018. Of course, this will surely mean a TOUR across the U.S. and performing the new tracks from “13”. There may also be a new music video coming this early Summer.

On tour this Spring with special guest, Hail Sagan and Aboleth May 11, 2018 through June 3, 2018 including an appearance at the Metal In the Mountains Festival in West Virginia on June 2, 2018 with headliner, Mushroomhead.

The Spring tour, “The Little Monsters Tour” will feature their new album “13” with single releases, “Monster”, “DollHouse” and “The Nobodoies” (Cover Song by Marilyn Manson”). Their new first issue/limited edition comic book, “A Dark Metal Carnival – The Beginning” and new swag for 2018.

Following their tour, expect a few fun releases of a new music video and a new announcement of their upcoming Summer Tour after they play the 2018 Michigan Metal Festival on August 11, 2018!

ENDING THEIR 2018 YEAR, RAVEN BLACK HAS BEEN ON TOUR WITH DEVILDRIVER AND JINJER THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES.

IN 2019, RAVEN BLACK SIGNED WITH THE ORACLE MANAGEMENT, OWNED AND OPERATED BY DEVILDRIVER’S VERY OWN DEZ FAFARA AND AHNASTASIA FAFARA. WITH THIS POWER HOUSE MANAGING THE BAND, AND THEIR EVER SO STRONG BOOKING AGENCY AND PRODUCER, ULRICH WILD OF WURM GROUP, THE BAND QUICKLY RISING THROUGH THE TOURING CIRCUIT AND SUPPORTING THE BIGGEST TOURS OF 2019. RELEASING THREE NEW SINGLES FROM THEIR UPCOMING THIRD ALBUM, RAVEN BLACK RELEASED SONGS, “CARNIVAL,” “RISEN FROM THE ASHES,” AND “THE ONE,” AFTER PLAYING THE INKCARCERATION FESTIVAL AT THE FAMOUS OHIO REFORMATORY.

IN SPRING OF 2019, RAVEN BLACK WAS ON TOUR WITH CRADLE OF FILTH AND END THE 2019 YEAR WITH A TWO-PART US/CANADA TOUR WITH STATIC-X/DEVILDRIVER/DOPE AND WEDNESDAY 13 DURING THE SUMMER AND FALL.

WHAT’S NEXT? IT’S A SURPRISE, OF COURSE, BUT WE GUESS IT’LL BE WORTH THE WAIT.

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BLACKTOP MOJO PREMIERE “COME GET YOUR COAT” VIDEO

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BLACKTOP MOJO premiere today the second video from their Under the Sun record, “Come Get Your Coat”. This follows the video for the debut single from Under the Sun, “Can’t Sleep,” which was released in June and peaked at #28 on the Mediabase Active Rock Chart.

The circus themed video for “Come Get Your Coat” was directed by Dustin Dow and filmed in the band’s hometown of Palestine, TX.

Blacktop Mojo are currently on a national tour along with Otherwise, Lullwater, and Kirra. The dates run through November 27th. Immediately following this run, the band will carry on alone for an additional 10 shows ending in Naples, FL on December 13th. The band will continue to tour throughout 2020.

The link for “Come Get Your Coat” is: https://youtu.be/M01Ob6W3nAM.

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With Otherwise, Lullwater, and Kirra:
11/08 @ Machine Shop – Flint, MI
11/09 @ Crusens Farmington Road – West Peoria, IL
11/10 @ The Stache – Grand Rapids, MI
11/12 @ Zanzabar – Louisville, KY
11/13 @ Guitars Rock N Country Bar – Joplin, MO
11/15 @ Winchester – Lakewood, OH
11/16 @ Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
11/17 @ Webster Underground -Hartford, CT
11/20 @ St Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
11/21 @ House of Independents – Asbury Park, NJ
11/22 @ The Lizard Lounge – Lancaster, PA
11/23 @ Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC
11/24 @ Canal Club – Richmond, VA
11/26 @ Masquerade (Purgatory) – Atlanta, GA
11/27 @ Amos’ Southend – Charlotte, NC

Blacktop Mojo Headline Shows:
11/26 @ Thompson House – Newport, KY
11/30 @ Civic Music Hall- Toledo, OH
12/01 @ Songbyrd – Washington DC
12/03 @ Alchemy – Providence, RI
12/05 @ Granite State Music Hall – Laconia, NH
12/06 @ Wally’s – Hampton Beach, NH
12/08 @ Thunderbird Music Hall – Pittsburgh, PA
12/10 @ Capone’s – Johnson City, TN
12/11 @ Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
12/13 @ South Street – Naples, FL

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Track List:
1. Lay It on Me
2. Set It Free
3. Come Get Your Coat
4. Keep
5. It Won’t Last
6. All Mine Now
7. Can’t Sleep
8. The Lashing (Ghost)
9. The Void
10. Under the Sun

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AFTERMATH Release Lyric Video for “Scientists and Priest”

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Chicago based Progressive Thrash Metal Band AFTERMATH has released the lyric video for “Scientists and Priest.” Originally premiered on Decibel Magazine, “Scientists and Priest” is off of the band’s recently released LP, There is Something Wrong, which is available in physical CD and vinyl in stores and online at AmazonBarnes and Noble, and other retailers (below).

“People find false comfort in either science or religion. The institutions have been corrupted and are used to divide the masses into two camps. It’s the perfect scam having people argue over what’s the truth. The truth is that organized religion and science are full of shit and used to deceive us and keep us fighting each other. Institutions are tools of suppression and none are better at it than the ones telling us to worship false idols and blindly believe in fake science.” — Kyriakos “Charlie” Tsiolis

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“They play like f*ing dieties.”

Rod Smith – Decibel Magazine

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Track List:
1. Can You Feel It
2. FFF (FalseFlagFlying)
3. Diethanasia
4. Scientists and Priest
5. Smash Reset Control
6. Gaslight
7. Handful of Dynamite
8. Temptation Overthrown
9. Pseudocide
10. There is Something Wrong
11. Expulsion

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Rolling Stones – Chicago IL
Waterloo Records – Austin TX
Amoeba Music – CA
Silver Platters – WA
Salzer’s Records – Ventura CA
Zia Records – AZ/NV
The Exclusive Company– WI
Angelo’s – CO
Dearborn Music – Dearborn MI
Lou’s Records – Encinitas CA
Independent Records & Video – CO
Hi-Voltage Records – Tacoma, WA
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Advance Praise for There is Something Wrong

“This album is f*ing awesome from start to finish.” – The Dirty Room

“It’s bullish, belligerent and fueled by anger…it will punch your f*in’ teeth in!”
Chris Jennings – Worship Metal

“It really packs a punch.” – caemanamelio – Metal Anarchy

“I can’t even begin to tell you how badass this entire album is.” – Allyson Kingsley – Boston Rock Radio

“This one will be difficult to knock of the Gauntlet’s Top 10 list for the year.” – The Guantlet

“Aftermath is back with another album of wild thrash” – Daniel Cordova – Metal Injection

“This album will score the hearts of listeners old and new.” – Kenny Lenehan – Silence is the Enemy

“What lies within the message of the songs on ‘There is Something Wrong’ is the truth etched into the songs with a fervor.” – cherribird.com

“…surprises lie in wait at every corner, with twists and turns following in dizzying succession recalling the works of other visionaries…” – Bayern – Encyclopaedia Metallum The Metal Archives

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One of the original crossover bands of the 1980s – A crossover band that transformed into one of the most technical Thrash Metal bands of their time.

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ASHES TO OMENS Release Official Music Video for “Let the Devil Loose”

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Athens, GA based Hard Rock Band ASHES TO OMENS has released the official lyric video for their single, “Let the Devil Loose,” the second track off of their upcoming album, due out February 2020 via The Label Group / INgrooves. The band is also currently booking shows in the Southeastern U.S. with several dates listed below.

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“‘Let the Devil Loose’ is really a song about letting loose in any situation. It means connecting, on a primal level, with that desire to just let go and be who you really are. Whether that means connecting on a physical level with something or someone, or aggressively pursuing something” – ASHES TO OMENS

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ASHES TO OMENS 2019-2020 Feed the Masses Tour Dates:
11/9 @ Alley Cat – Carrolton, GA
11/15 @ The Highlander – Atlanta, GA
11/22 @ Shores Liquors and Bar – Jacksonville, FL
11/23 @ The Verona – New Port Richey, FL
12/04 @ The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
01/24 @ Authentic Brewery – Athens, GA
01/25 @ The Hardback Cafe – Gainesville, FL

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Ashes to Omens is a 5 piece hard rock band from Athens, Ga. They formed in late July 2017 and have influences from all backgrounds of rock and roll. They’re currently booking gigs in the southeastern U.S., and went on numerous tours in 2018.

The band quickly released their debut single, “The Screws,” in August of 2017 and accompanied by a music video in February 2018. Their self-titled debut album hit the charts in June 2018 and catapulted them to the number one position for Rock on Reverbnation in Athens where they have held consistently for 13 months.

Not long after the release of their album, it was featured in Georgia Music Spotlight as being “energetic, straight ahead hard rock”. Full of monolithic mid-tempo hard rock riffs, anthemic (Slash-esque) guitar solos, and gritty, commanding vocals with the ideal level of attitude and energy for the genre. As well as getting a stellar review from Life in General.

In July-August 2018, the band opened for legendary Cinderella front-man, Tom Keifer to a sold out crowd at Innovation Amphitheater to an over-welmingly positive response and left with the crowd on their feet. They have also played gigs with several national acts, including Hallowpoint (Missouri) and Demon In Me (Cali). They are currently working on their 2nd album with the incredible Led Belly Studios in Dawsonville, GA with master producer Matt Washburn. Ledbelly is responsible for several releases from national acts, MastadonArtemis PyleLegion X and many more.

Ashes To Omens are currently working on their 2nd album with the incredible Led Belly Studios (MastadonArtemis PyleLegion X) in Dawsonville, GA, and master producer Matt Washburn. Ledbelly is responsible for several releases from national acts, Mastadon, Artemis Pyle, Legion X and many more.”

Ashes To Omens is set to deliver their brand of sound and satiate the needs for their hungry fans. 2020 is set to fulfill.

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