Swedish Metallers AMARANTHE Coming to Rock Rex Theater on 3/4


3/4: Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater

On tour with Failure Anthem, Cypher 16, and Smash Into Pieces

Elize Ryd – Vocals
Henrik Englund Wilhelmsson – Screams
Olof Mörck – Guitar, Keys
Johan Andreassen – Bass
Morten Løwe Sørensen – Drums

Formed as a project in 2007 by guitarist Olof Mörck and vocalist Jake E., Gothenburg, Sweden’s AMARANTHE have carved their name into the annals of metal in capital letters. Band with an exceptional vision right from the outset, Amaranthe are an institution; trailblazers of a genre they almost single-handedly forged.

According to some sources “melodic death metal” and somewhere else pegged as “metalcore” Amaranthe keeps driving genre purists loopy. Sporting three singers, each with characteristics of their own, Amaranthe constantly defies pigeonholing and sound like no one – and nothing – else. Morten Løwe Sørensen’s rhythmic thrust and Johan Andreassen’s booming low-frequency assault lay the foundation to Olof Mörck’s surgically precise, almost machine-like guitar riffing and layers of lush, contemporary keyboards. Timeless, glistening pop choruses coated with an icing of three layers of sublime singing from Elize Ryd’s emotive, angelic voice, Jake E.’s forceful delivery and Henrik Englund Wilhelmsson’s screams combine for a mix of edgy, powerful melodic music that is not only unique and unforgettable, it’s trend-setting and inimitable as well. Amaranthe has already proved they’re the next step in the evolution of metal. Sadly, Jake E. has recently left the band to pursue other projects (http://teamrock.com/news/2016-11-09/amaranthe-vocalist-jake-e-quits-band).

amaranthe_picAfter seeing major labels chomping at the bit that was their one song Myspace demo in 2008, in April 2011 their eponymous debut album was released via the prestigious metal hotbed Spinefarm Records to worldwide acclaim, charting high in Sweden and Finland. Right off the bat throbbing to the pulse of the digital music revolution, “Amaranthe” was the 84th most played album on Spotify in the whole world, counting all genres. After a completed run of 92 live shows after the release of their eponymous debut, the sextet returned to Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark where the Amaranthe magic has been plucked from the air since the days of the debut album.

March 2013 saw the release of “The Nexus” where everything was upped a notch. Featured was more of the band’s innovative mix of melodic pop, harsh screamo metal, and techno-influenced hard rock. Extensive touring followed, more chart entries garnered (Top 10 entries both in Sweden and Finland, #12 on US Billboard Heatseeker chart etc.).

Now their career on an ever-upward trajectory, October 2014 saw the release of Amaranthe’s 3rd outing MASSIVE ADDICTIVE. Third time seemed to be the charm, as the album immediately charted in six countries, even manning the pole position on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. The album also yielded Amaranthe’s first major single hit with “Drop Dead Cynical”, which stayed several weeks at the top of USA‘s premier rock station, Sirius XM Octane, and had massive airplay all around the world.

With their 4th album now nigh, the secrets and evolution of the sound yet remain behind a veil, but now it almost goes without saying that connoisseurs of shiny modern metal have much more to look forward to from this unstoppable hybrid metal record-breaking machine!

Followers and copycats come and go, but Amaranthe remains the leader of the pack.

Concise stats of what is Amaranthe:

• 3 album released with a total sale of over 250 000 items worldwide
• 3 gold discs in Sweden for 20 000 cd-singles each
• 2 gold discs in Finland for 10 000 albums
• 1 gold disc in Finland for 5000 singles
• 4 carried out European tours and 3 US tours in 4 years. The 3 last tours as headline in both US and Europe
• 100 000 000 (ONE HUNDRED MILLION) plays at Spotify and over 40 000 000 on YouTube
• Headline at Liseberg in hometown Gothenburg with over 10 000 visitors
• Last album, “Massive Addictive” reached #1 on the US Billboard Heatseekers list
• 2 last albums both reached Top 10 status on the Swedish and Finnish album charts
• The first single from “Massive Addictive” album – “Drop Dead Cynical” – is played frequently on the biggest sporting events in the US, such as NHL games, etc.
• The same single – “Drop Dead Cynical” – spent several weeks at #1 on the US’s biggest rock radio station SiriusXM Octane
• All the singles released have been frequently played on Bandit Rock in Sweden. These have a total play quota of several thousand times
• During the band’s recent appearance at the Sweden Rock it was several thousand more spectators than the specified capacity of about 6000


12th Annual Voices Carry for Auberle Sets All-Time Event Record

voices-9912th Annual Voices Carry for Auberle Sets All-Time Event Record; Raises $150,321 for At-Risk Children and Families in Southwestern Pennsylvania Pittsburgh, PA – On Tuesday, September 20, over 450 guests joined Auberle at Stage AE for the 12th Annual Voices Carry fundraiser presented by Huntington Bank. This year’s event culminated with the most successful Voices Carry ever, setting records in money raised, $150,321 and attendance. Guests were treated to an outstanding performance by emcee Randy Baumann of the WDVE 102.5 Morning Show and performances by Donnie Iris, Jeff Jimerson, Scott Blasey of the Clarks, and Etta Cox just to name a few. The night also featured a special tribute as well as a slideshow acknowledgment to Pittsburgh’s own B.E. Taylor, who donated his talent countless times to Voices Carry over the years. Auberle also highlighted the success of the organization’s mission of helping troubled children and families and one of their newest programs, the 412 Youth Zone, in separate video montages. Those videos can be found on Auberle’s Youtube channel and can be viewed by clicking https://www.youtube.com/user/AuberleMck. Voices Carry was launched to raise awareness and funds for Auberle’s 16 program areas that provide services to over 3,400 at-risk children and families each year. About Auberle: Since 1952, Auberle has been dedicated to community, strong families and successful youth. Auberle serves over 3,400 at-risk children and families annually in eight counties in southwestern Pennsylvania. Today, we offer 16 programs including preventative and community-based services, with about 60% of our clients served in their home, school or in their community. Auberle’s services include workforce development and on-the job training, independent living and transitional-age youth programs, foster care, residential care and emergency shelter, in-home intervention, drug and alcohol and mental health programs and education. Auberle is a recipient of the Wishart Award for Excellence in Non-Profit Management and was named Agency of the Year in the United States by the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities.

Trophy Eyes @MrSmalls Theatre on 9/30




Newcastle, Australia natives, Trophy Eyes, are set to play Mr. Smalls Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA onSeptember 30th on their current USA tour supporting The Amity Affliction! Check out a full list of tour dates below –
The band recently released a brand new song “Heaven Sent” from their upcoming album Chemical Miracle! Fans can now stream the track on the official Hopeless Records YouTube channel, here: http://goo.gl/xLfzL1
Chemical Miracle is set for release on October 14, 2016 via Hopeless Records and is now available for digital and physical pre-order.
Watch the official music video for their first single “Chlorine”, here: http://goo.gl/rnp6V5
Preorder Chemical Miracle
When pre-ordered digitally, fans will receive “Chlorine” and “Heaven Sent” as an instant grat tracks!
Chemical Miracle Track Listing:
1. Chlorine
2. Counting Sheep
3. Nose Bleed
4. Heaven Sent
5. Rain On Me
6. Chemical
7. Breathe You In
8. Home Is
9. Miracle
10. Suicide Pact
11. Daydreamer
Hailing from Newcastle, Australia, Trophy Eyes have created a new wave of alternative punk music. Chemical Miracle is the follow up to the band’s debut full length Mend, Move On, which was released in late 2014.
Trophy Eyes is currently on a sold out run in Australia supporting The Amity Affliction and will rejoin them in North America for nationwide tour!  A full list of upcoming tour dates can be found below.
Trophy Eyes – Upcoming Tour Dates:
Sep 11 – Granada Theatre – Lawrence, KS
Sep 13 – The Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH
Sep 14 – Webster Hall – New York, NY
Sep 15 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Sep 16 – The Loft – Poughkeepsie, NY
Sep 17 – Amityville Music Hall – Amityville, NY
Sep 20 – Rams Head Live! – Baltimore, MD
Sep 21 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Sep 22 – The Beacham – Orlando, FL
Sep 23  – 1904 – Jacksonville, FL
Sep 24 – Boone’s – Charleston, SC
Sep 26 – The End – Nashville, TN
Sep 27 – The Ready Room – St Louis, MO
Sep 29 – Deluxe at Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN
Sep 30 – Mr. Smalls Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA  
Oct 01 – Double Happiness – Columbus, OH
Oct 02 – Northside Yacht Club – Cincinnati, OH
Oct 04 – Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY
Oct 06 – The Opera House – Toronto, Canada
Oct 07 – The Crofoot – Detroit, MI
Oct 08 – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
Oct 09 – Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN
Oct 10 – The Lookout Lounge – Omaha, NE
Oct 12 – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 14 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
Oct 15 – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
Oct 16 – CATALYST – Santa Cruz, CA
Oct 17 – Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA
Oct 18 – Vinyl – Las Vegas, NV
Oct 19 – The Glass House – Pomona, CA
Oct 20 – Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA
Oct 21 – Nile Theatercase – Mesa, AZ
Oct 22 – SOMA – San Diego, CA
Nov 05 – The Workers Club – Launceston, Australia
Jan 14 – Unify Gathering 2017 – Tarwin Lower, Australia
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Twitter: @trophyeyesmusic

Giada Valenti to appear on KDKA Pittsburgh Today Live!, Thursday, September 15

KDKA Pittsburgh Today Live!, will feature Giada Valenti Thursday, September 15  and she will do a cooking-demo making a Tiramisu as well as talk about her upcoming concert.
gv_pittsburgh-poster-2016Giada Valenti – From Venice With Love
Saturday, September 177:30pm
Byham Theatre
101 6th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Jul 29 Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA Black Map opening for Chevelle and Bush

The band just announced their record deal with Entertainment one (eOne) with plans to release a new record next year.
Black Map – “Gold”: LISTEN