FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Announce Select North American Tour Dates

WITH SUPPORT FROM STARSET AND BAD WOLVES

TICKETS ON SALE FEBRUARY 9
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New York, NY – February 6th, 2018 – Today, multi-platinum hard rock band, Five Finger Death Punch, are excited to announce that they will be getting back on the road this Spring for select North American co-headlining dates with past tour mates Shinedown to surround their performances at some of the  biggest U.S. Spring festivals including Carolina Rebellion and Welcome To Rockville. The bands are bringing along a very special support package: modern rock powerhouse Starset who will showcase songs from their latest release, Vessels and newcomers Bad Wolves who are currently dominating the rock and metal charts around the globe with their cover of The Cranberries‘ “Zombie” which was released in memory of Dolores O’Riordan who was supposed to record guest vocals on the song the very day of her tragic passing. Proceeds will go to her 3 children.
5FDP and Shinedown are reuniting for this exclusive, short run for the first time since co-headlining their massive North American arena tour in Fall 2016. The shows will kick off May 6th in Nashville, TN. VIP pre-sales begin today at 11am est and local pre-sales on Thursday, February 8that 10am local time (Feb. 15 at 10am local time for Birmingham and Lexington shows). Ticketmaster presale runs from 10am-10pm local time on Thursday, February 8th. The general ticket on-sale will kick off this Friday, February 9(February 16 at 10am local time for Birmingham and Lexington shows). Watch an exclusive tour preview HERE. For more information and VIP offerings, go to www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com. See below for full tour routing.
Late 2017, 5FDP released their greatest hits album, A Decade Of Destruction, with two new tracks “Trouble” and “Gone Away” (their own rendition of The Offspring’s 1997 hit single).Both tracks garnered much critical acclaim and great success, as latest single “Gone Away” received over 10 million streams since its debut on December 1st and over 10 million video views in less than a month. Check out the official video for “Gone Away” and also, the lyric video. “Gone Away” is already #25 on the Active Rock chart and climbing steadily. In addition, the first single from the collection, “Trouble” racked up over 2 million streams worldwide in just a few weeks making it the band’s biggest streaming debut for a lead track. Both songs have topped the iTunes Rock and Metal charts globally. PRESS HERE to purchase Decade Of Destruction on Amazon and HERE via iTunes. The album is also available to stream via Apple Music and Spotify.
5FDP rounded out 2017 by celebrating two new RIAA platinum certifications for their 2011 album American Capitalist, and 2013’s The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell, Vol. 1. War Is The Answer, the band’s 2009 album, and their hit single “Bad Company” were previously certified platinum in 2016 and 2013, respectively. The band has amassed a total of over 2 billion streams worldwide to date!
5FDP’s seventh full length album is anticipated to be released this coming Spring – watch out for more announcements coming soon!
 
Previously Announced 5FDP Festival Dates
4/20/18 – KUPD’s UFEST – Tempe, AZ
4/21/18 – Las Rageous – Las Vegas, NV
4/27/18 – Welcome To Rockville – Jacksonville, FL
4/28/18 – Fort Rock Fest – Sunrise, FL
5/5/18 – Carolina Rebellion – Concord, NC
 
Upcoming 5FDP / Shinedown US Tour Dates
5/6/18 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
5/8/18 – Rupp Arena – Lexington, KY **
5/10/18 – BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
5/11/18 – Westfair Amphitheatre – Council Bluffs, IA
5/12/18 – Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI *
5/14/18 – Salem Civic Center – Salem, VA
5/16/18 – Legacy Arena – Birmingham, AL **
5/17/18 – Ford Center- Evansville, IN
5/18/18 – Mark of the Quad – Moline, IL
5/20/18 – Alerus Center – Grand Forks, ND
5/30/18 – Casper Events Center – Casper, WY *
* – 5fdp & Bad Wolves only  ** General Onsale Feb 16
 
About Five Finger Death Punch
Confidently leading heavy music in the 21st century, Five Finger Death Punch continue to make the impossible a reality at every turn. Since their emergence in 2007, the hard rock band has achieved six consecutive RIAA Gold-certified albums and two platinum singles culminating on their gold-selling #1 album Got Your Six, while at the same time being one of the top rock streaming acts globally.  They frequently play all major festivals from Download to Rock Am Ring to Rock on the Range and sell out arenas around the globe to countless screaming “Knuckleheads.” Their forthcoming seventh offering will undoubtedly raise the bar again.
 
About Starset
Columbus based visionary rock band Starset have long been interested in the cosmological — their music radiates themes that center on science and technology and its potential affects on society now and in the future. This last year of success for Starset has proven that the band is a modern rock powerhouse to reckon with. The band’s latest release, Vessels, debuted at #11 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart and #3 on the Rock Chart. Front man Dustin Bates collaborated with Marvel Comics to release a Starset themed graphic novel in the Fall of 2017, and the band recently reached a massive milestone by surpassing 1 Billion views on YouTube. The band’s current single “Satellite” was just released as a remix by TRAILS and has over 1 million views.  The remix hit #1 on the Hype Machine Remixes Only Chart and #7 on the Hype Machine Most Popular overall chart.
 
About Bad Wolves
Consisting of of vocalist Tommy Vext (ex-Divine Heresy), drummer John Boecklin (ex-DevilDriver), guitarist Doc Coyle (Vagus Nerve, ex-God Forbid), guitarist Chris Cain (Bury Your Dead), and bassist Kyle Konkiel (ex-In This Moment), BAD WOLVES burst onto the scene in 2017 with the self-released debut single “Learn To Live” and quickly became ones-to-watch. The Los Angeles-based five-piece recently signed to Eleven Seven Music and will release a debut album later this year. The upcoming album will feature “Toast To The Ghost” and a cover of The Cranberries seminal single’ “Zombie“, released in honor of Dolores O’Riorden, who was scheduled to record guest vocals on the song the day she passed away. “Zombie” quickly shot to the top of rock and metal charts around the world upon its release. All proceeds from the track will go to her three children.

The Accidentals @MrSmalls Theatre Pittsburgh

As part of their 2018 tour, The Accidentals will be performing with Keller Williams at Mr. Smalls Theatre in Millvale on January 13th in celebration of their new record ‘Odyssey’.

NPR says the group carries “poetic ambiguity” and “idealistic undertones” through evocative lyrics, but to really get a feel of their energy check out their Yellow Couch Session here.

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With ODYSSEY, their extraordinary Sony Masterworks debut album, The Accidentals affirm their place among contemporary music’s most original and adventurous new bands. Multi-instrumentalists Sav Buist and Katie Larson – joined on stage and in the studio by drummer Michael Dause – have crafted a genre all their own, fueled by their uniquely limitless approach to musicality and songcraft. As its title suggests, ODYSSEY is built upon the foundation of real life experience through adversity and finding strength in vulnerability, their five-year journey having brought them to this cusp moment. Lyrically powerful songs like “Earthbound” and the potent title track see the band embracing their choice to lead an unconventional life with all its many surprising twists and turns.

Named among Yahoo Music’s “Top 10 Bands to Watch in 2017,” The Accidentals’ adventure began in their hometown of Traverse City, MI, when Larson, a sophomore cellist, and Buist, a junior violinist, were paired for a high school orchestra event. The gifted young musicians became fast friends and before long, bandmates. Having both grown up in musical families with professional pianists for fathers and vocalists for mothers, their shared influences bounced between classical, jazz, bluegrass, country, alt-rock, and the obscure.

Dubbing themselves after the musical notes that fall outside of a key signature, The Accidentals recorded and released a pair of independent albums in 2012 and 2013, the latter funded by a hugely successful Kickstarter. Their original songs revealed a band with wide-ranging influences but always true to their orchestral roots. National applause and attention followed, as did acclaimed collaborations with some fellow local artists and independent filmmakers. Other career highlights included scoring arrangements for a 75-piece orchestra to accompany them on their original songs as well as arranging pieces for an opera/dance production with Jennifer and Ryan Lott (Son Lux).

The past five years have seen The Accidentals perform over a thousand live shows, including headline dates, festival sets, and shared stages along such like-minded acts as Martin Sexton, Brandi Carlile, Andrew Bird, The Wailers, Joan Baez and others. 2015 saw the band embark on their first full-scale national tour, funded in part by an Indiegogo ‘online garage sale”. That year’s SXSW debut saw them hailed by Billboard for “displaying a genre-hopping range of influences and some smart songwriting skills to go with their abundant musical chops.”

Now, at long last, The Accidentals unveil their most compelling and finely honed work to date. Co-produced by Buist, Larson, and Dause with engineer Jason Lehning (Mat Kearney, Guster, George Jones, Alison Krauss) at Asheville, NC’s Echo Mountain Recording, ODYSSEY sees the band joined by such friends and fans as acoustic guitar maestra Kaki King, bassist – and fellow Michigander – Dominic John Davis (Jack White, Beck), Carbon Leaf guitarist Carter Gravatt, Keller Williams and The Decemberists’ Jenny Conlee, who spent three days in the studio alongside the band, lending her distinctive organ to a number of the album’s key tracks.

“It was a really collaborative process,” says Larson. “A lot of these songs had been hashed out at our live shows over the past few years, so we had a very strong idea of what we wanted in the arrangements. Jason helped us get outside the box with recording techniques, putting a fresh spin on the songs.”

“I’m so glad we’ve been able to collaborate with musicians who are so receptive to working and playing together,” Buist says. “They added their own artistry to some of the older songs, and it gave them new life.”

The Accidentals’ inviting spirit of shared creativity is perhaps best represented by the album’s audacious first single, “KW,” showcasing the inimitable guitar work of Keller Williams, whose own virtuosic genre-agnostic approach towards music making inspired the song in the first place.

“We were really lucky to tour with Keller,” Buist says. “We got to know him pretty well. He’s an amazing, genuine human and musician. He’s constantly defying genres, crossing lines, and creating collaborative projects. I wanted to capture some of that spirit in a song, so I wrote ‘KW.’ Keller caught wind of it at a show and played the song live with us. Later we added strings to his album and he offered to lay down guitar tracks. The dream came true – we ended up with a song that has a lot of his style and energy. We love that guy.”

From the orchestrated rock of “Memorial Day” to the album-closing “Ballad Tendered Gun” – surprisingly, The Accidentals’ first instrumental to be included on an LP – ODYSSEY is a strikingly dynamic work, both layered and unhurried, bittersweet yet lifeaffirming. Rich with literary references, whispers of nostalgia, and an unstoppable sense of forward motion, its songs were written independently by Buist and Larson and then arranged and refined by the group, creating a perfect yin/yang between individual introspection and dynamic cooperation, each artist bringing her own unique perspective to the process.

“We rely on each other to create a balance,” Buist says. “I think that’s the key to this band. Our styles of songwriting and arrangement are very different, so when they come together, they create this variation that couldn’t happen any other way.”

Multi-talented guitarist/keyboardist Jake Allen will join The Accidentals on stage as a special guest, filling in some of the colors and textures of ODYSSEY in live performances. The goal as ever is to experiment and experience, exploring new ideas and approaches while always staying true to their roots. With ODYSSEY, The Accidentals have conjured a truly one of its kind sound and vision, booming with free-thinking musicality, wisdom, and an understanding that growth is a process, not something that happens overnight. The Accidentals are already moving forward on their amazing journey, rolling down the windows on an open road towards someplace that’s both true and transcendent.

“I don’t think there are really any limits in terms of genre or instrumentation,” Larson says. “We just really enjoy making music that connects.”

“For us, it’s about the experience and collaboration and trying to learn as much as we can,” Buist says. “We want to be able to walk into any room with confidence in our craft, but in the end, we’re total nerds that just enjoy learning new things. Every day is an opportunity.”

CODE ORANGE DEBUT “THE MUD” ANIMATED VIDEO ON ADULT SWIM

CODE ORANGE DEBUT “THE MUD” ANIMATED VIDEO ON ADULT SWIM

CONFIRMED FOR ADULT SWIM SINGLES 2017

ON TOUR NOW IN NORTH AMERICA

ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM FOREVER OUT NOW

WATCH CODE ORANGE’S ANIMATED MUSIC VIDEO FOR “THE MUD”

Code Orange have shared their official music video for “The Mud,” which debuted during Adult Swim’s Toonami this past Saturday, September 30th.  The animated video, which was directed by Dmitry Zakharov and Code Orange’s Shade, is streaming now on the band’s YouTube Channel and on Adult Swim’s website.  Earlier this year Code Orange was announced for Adult Swim’s 2017 Singles Series, which features 52 new tracks from a variety of artists over the course of 52 weeks.

 

(PHOTO CREDIT – HANS CHRISTIAN TERSLIN)

Code Orange are currently on a coast-to-coast run of North American dates alongside Gojira and Torche which are set to continue through October 19th with a performance at San Diego, California’s The Observatory North Park (see attached itinerary). The band will remain on the road through the end of 2017 performing at an array of U.S. festivals including Monster Energy’s Aftershock (10/21) and Ozzfest Meets Knotfest (11/5).  Code Orange’s upcoming tour dates also include two sold out nights at New York City’s Terminal 5 with The Dillinger Escape Plan and Daughters. Tickets for all dates are on sale now.  For up-to-the-minute news and ticket information please visithttp://codeorangetoth.com/tour/.

 

Recorded with producers Will Yip at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA and Kurt Ballou at GodCity Studios in Salem, MA, FOREVER debuted earlier this year immediately staking its claim as one of 2017’s top releases.  Rolling Stoneincluded FOREVER as one of the 50 Best Albums of 2017 So Far and selected Code Orange as one of 10 New Artists You Need to Know: February 2017 exclaiming, “FOREVER captures some of the most punishing noise the band has recorded to date, featuring songs rife with sudden transitions to still-harsher textures.”  The Fader featured Code Orange as one of their 13 Artists You Need To Know About In 2017, while Nerdist declared, “Code Orange is back and heavier than ever,” adding, “These kids were heavy before, but they just increased density by a hundred percent and then crushed all livings under their weight.” NPR praised Code Orange’s FOREVER, asserting that it, “…is among its most bruising works, with surprises throughout,” while Pitchfork asserted, “the heavy rock mainstream could use a good razing, and Code Orange are well-equipped for the demolition job.”  FOREVER is available at all DSP’s (Flyt.it/forever) with physical copies available at Code Orange’s official merch store.

 

(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)

 

CODE ORANGE

2017 / 2018 TOUR DATES

10/3 – 10/19 with Gojira and Torche

11/24 – 12/9 with Hatebreed, Dying Fetus and Twitching Tongues

12/28 & 12/29 with The Dillinger Escape Plan and Daughters

# Headline Date

*Festival Date

 

Oct 03 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live

Oct 05 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall

Oct 06 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theatre

Oct 10 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall

Oct 11 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s

Oct 13 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill

Oct 15 – San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall

Oct 16 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls

Oct 17 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre

Oct 19 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park

Oct 21 – Sacramento, CA – Monster Energy Aftershock*

Oct 22 – Reno, NV – The Holland Project #

Oct 24 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep #

Oct 25 – Wichita, KS – Rock Island Live #

Nov 05 – San Bernardino, CA – Ozzfest Meets Knotfest*

Nov 24 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium

Nov 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts

Nov 26 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage

Nov 27 – Greensboro, NC – Arizona Pete’s

Nov 29 – Saint Petersburg, FL – The State Theatre

Nov 30 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

Dec 01 – Louisville, KY – Diamond Pub Concert Hall

Dec 03 – Chicago, IL – Metro

Dec 05 – Detroit, MI – The Majestic

Dec 06 – Toronto, Canada – Opera House

Dec 07 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom

Dec 09 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

Dec 28 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 – SOLD OUT

Dec 29 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 – SOLD OUT

Jan 07 – Tampa, FL – FYA Fest 5*

 

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For more information, visit www.CodeOrangeTOTH.com

COLD FELL: Manchester-Based Black Metal Act To Release Irwell LP Through Argento Records In March

unnamed-3Argento Records confirms the March release of Irwell, the debut album from Manchester, UK-based black metal outfit, COLD FELL.
named after a mountain in the Northern Pennines, COLD FELL‘s music reflects the outsider spirit and abrasive landscape which surrounds them. Aiming to reflect images of the crumbling provincial towns and hostile moors of the North of England, COLD FELL deliver these visions through heavy and ugly black metal, influenced as much by contemporary death metal as the black metal greats of old.
Irwell, the band’s first proper full-length recorded document, focuses on the grim truth of dead-end satellite towns and weekend violence. Over the course of seven tracks, the album paints a depressing picture of England in the modern age and explores how humanity’s baser instincts and neuroses manifest in this setting. Irwell was mixed and mastered by Tom Dring at Vagrant (Dragged Into Sunlight, Corrupt Moral Altar) and features artwork by Mark Mc Coy from Youth Attack.
Argento Records will release COLD FELL‘s Irwell on March 3rd with digital and vinyl formats – with 150 copies on clear/black color-in-color, and 150 copies on solid black. Direct Argento preorders will come in a special wax-sealed edition with extra artwork created by Mark Mc Coy and wrapped in rusty metal wire, limited to only 50 copies. View preorder options HERE. Argento titles will also now be distributed in the US by Deathwish.
Irwell Track Listing:
1. Skull Crushed Against Salford Cobblestones
2. Bone Ceiling
3. Folly (Health and Glory)
4. Spleen i. (In Vino Veritas)
5. Spleen ii. (Bruised Like Fruit)
6. The Whip (Armed To The Teeth)
7. Dream Of Seppuku
Quoting Laurence Taylor, singer and lyricist of COLD FELL, “Irwell is the result of almost four years’ work. As a band, we have strived to create black metal which is straightforward and aggressive but original without veering into self-indulgent ‘avant garde’ territory- the diverse range of influences should be evident to the seasoned listener of black metal and its surrounding genres. Conceptually, the album presents the listener with the unpleasant facts of life, set against the fume-choked backdrop of provincial Northern towns and decaying cities.”
Offers Mark Mc Coy about the artwork, “When Laurence mentioned Irwell as the title, I was immediately struck by the horror of being swallowed up in the earth. By extension, the sinking figure looking up conveys an ultimate truth about death-that we go regardless. This is mirrored on the back with an aerial view of water depicting its ability to conceal. CCTV cameras entrenched in fog to convey the inevitability of violence. Not only is it somehow more disturbing to be murdered in broad daylight, but the fog suggests that, despite the attempts at vigilance, no one is safe.”
COLD FELL:
Karl Sveinsson – guitar
Giovanni Infantino – guitar
Callum Cox – drums
Oliver Edward Turner – bass
Laurence Taylor – vocals and lyrics

VINCENT CASTIGLIA Draws Hundreds to ‘Resurrection’ Retrospective Art Exhibition

World-Renowned Surrealist VINCENT CASTIGLIA Draws Hundreds to ‘Resurrection’ Retrospective Art Exhibition Opening at Sacred Gallery NYC

CNBC, FOX News, BBC, NY Daily News, The Huffington Post and More Take Notice of ‘Resurrection’

Photos: Steve Prue

Brooklyn-born and world-renowned surrealist VINCENT CASTIGLIA’s solo art exhibition, entitled ‘Resurrection’, kicked off to a stellar opening night on October 4th at Sacred Gallery NYC. Hundreds of intrigued visitors perused the gallery of Vincent’s striking paintings. His paintings, which are created exclusively in his own human blood, not only impressed the attendees, but several press outlets that have since taken notice to the remarkable collection.

VINCENT CASTIGLIA’s work has now been covered by the likes of CNBC, FOX News, BBC, The Huffington Post, New York Daily News, Art Business News and more.

‘Resurrection’ encompasses all of Vincent’s available work from the beginning of his career and aims to examine the congruency of life and death. The gallery will continue to be open for free to the public at Sacred Gallery NYC through October 31, 2012.

VINCENT CASTIGLIA is the first American artist to receive a solo exhibition invitation from Oscar Award-winning artist H.R. Giger in the history of the H. R. Giger Museum Gallery. Vincent’s art has been praised by fellow artists, musicians, and other notables throughout his career.

“With such precise technique, his depiction of human musculature is nothing short of outstanding.”
– Paul Booth / World-renowned Tattooist, Artist, Gallery Owner, Fanatical Nihilist

“If the body is the temple, then the heart is the altar and the blood is the sacred flame that enlightens the shrine. Vincent is painting with holy light.” – Martin Eric Ain / Musician, Celtic Frost

“The ominous truth that his art confronts, along with the exquisiteness in which it is portrayed, provides a timeless revelation into human existence.” – Joe Sopkowics, Forensic Photographer

VINCENT CASTIGLIA’s impressive work has seen many sides of the entertainment world, as well. MTV New Media’s Horror-Slasher Film, Savage County, featured his art as its official movie poster, depicting the three murderers in the film. Prior to the film, Vincent painted album art for heavy metal band Triptykon’s 2010 debut release, Eparistera Daimones. Triptykon is founded by former Hellhammer / Celtic Frost singer and guitarist Tom Gabriel Fischer.

His work has been featured on New York 1 News, Spike TV, as well as the television series, Miami Ink. His work has been explored by countless art and culture, and media publications, in the US and internationally, including the New York Post, New York Daily News, and the recently released, Lexikon Der Phantastischen Künstler “The international encyclopedia of fantastic, surrealistic, symbolist, & visionary artists”.

His work hangs in many distinguished international collections; one of his most celebrated works of 2006, “Gravity” was recently acquired by Rock legend Gregg Allman. Vincent’s paintings have been exhibited at museums and galleries in the US, and internationally, including CoproGallery, (Santa Monica, California), Last Rites Gallery (New York) The Museum of Sex (New York), The Museum Of Porn In Art, (Switzerland), The HR Giger Museum Gallery, (Switzerland), , The Mall Gallery (London, England) Canvas Los Angeles (Los Angeles California), Fuse Gallery (New York), Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center (Ft. Myers, Florida), Art @ Large Gallery (New York) Gallery Lombardi (Austin Texas), L’imagerie Gallery (Hollywood, California), Museo De La Cuidad De Mexico, (Mexico), C-Pop Gallery (Detroit, Michigan), Shooting Gallery (San Francisco, CA), Seed Gallery (Newark, New Jersey), The 7th Annual Dirty Show (Detroit, Michigan), as well as The Congregation Gallery (Hollywood, California).

For more information on VINCENT CASTIGLIA, please visit www.vincentcastigliaart.com.