3TEETH @ Rex Theater on July 15th

LA based industrial band 3TEETH, who recently released their 2nd full-length album,<shutdown.exe>, via OMF Records. This record is phenomenal and will undoubtedly go down as one of the year’s best industrial metal releases. The band is currently riding a wave of momentum following last year’s tour with TOOL, which sparked a media firestorm of buzz. Now they’re returning to cement their place as the most buzzed about band of 2017 with <shutdown.exe>.
<shutdown.exe> was produced by 3TEETH, mixed by Sean Beavan (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, A Perfect Circle) and mastered by Howie Wienberg (Deftones, Nirvana, Pantera, Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden).
The band will be performing in Pittsburgh at Rex Theater on July 15th.
Formed in 2013, 3TEETH is an L.A.-based transgressive artistic collaborative consisting of Alexis Mincolla (vocals), Xavier Swafford (keys), Andrew Means (drums) and Chase Brawner (guitars). Inspired by the early ‘90s industrial scene and acts like Ministry and NIN, the four-piece boasts a unique amalgam of aggressive sounds and compelling visual art that, combined with their cynical humor and provocative propaganda, ultimately asks fans to join their assault on consensus-based reality.

The group released its self-titled debut album in 2014 and was promptly hailed as a welcome return to the old school industrial sound of the ‘90s that eschewed EBM’s techno beats in favor of grinding grooves, atmospheric keyboards, crunchy guitars and heavily distorted vocals.

Meanwhile, the band developed an intense live show that unleashed the cathartic chaos contained in their studio recordings. On 3TEETH’s stage, the band’s brutal sonics get paired with a dense array of images brought together by the mesmerizing performance of frontman Mincolla. The group saw its creative efforts pay off in a major way when metal giants TOOL handpicked 3TEETH to support them on their 2016 world arena tour with Primus.

Preparation for the band’s next album began in earnest shortly after the tour with new material being written and recorded. Two singles from the album, “Degrade” and “Atrophy,” were released, the latter of which was accompanied by a concept video, and both songs demonstrated that 3TEETH had hit a new creative peak. Sean Beavan, producer and mixer who has worked on albums by NIN, Marilyn Manson, A Perfect Circle, Slayer and more, was brought in to take the band’s recordings to the next level. The final album was then mastered by Howie Weinberg (Pantera, TOOL, Rammstein) resulting in by far the heaviest sounds the band has ever conjured.


Chart-topping hard-rock act Avenged Sevenfold will hit the road in North America for the “Shepherd of Fire Tour,” based on the band’s single of the same name, which hit No. 1 on both the Mainstream Rock and Active Rock charts. “Shepherd of Fire,” from A7X’s current album Hail To The King, is the second single to reach No. 1, in addition to the title track.


The “Shepherd of Fire Tour,” which kicks off on April 12th in British Columbia, will hit arenas in the United States and Canada. The band will also headline the U.S.’s biggest rock festivals, Carolina Rebellion, Rise Above Fest, and Rock on The Range.


Avenged Sevenfold will be joined by Hellyeah on the Shepherd of Fire Tour as support.


Hail To The King topped the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart upon its release in August, making it A7X’s second consecutive No. 1 debut. The album also went to No. 1 in Brazil, Canada, Finland, Ireland, and the U.K. The Huntington Beach, Calif., band has become known for its spectacular live shows, routinely selling out arenas worldwide and headlining some of the most prestigious music festivals. They are scheduled to perform five shows at the Soundwave Festival in Australia starting February 22nd, and will spend the summer headlining Europe’s biggest rock festivals, including Rock Im Park, Rock Am Ring in Germany, the PinkPop Festival in Holland, and the U.K.’s biggest rock festival, Download at Donington Park. After that they will headline the Mountain Stage for two nights at Summersonic in Japan.


Avenged Sevenfold’s upcoming tour dates are as follows:


04/12  Dawson Creek, BC             EnCana Events Centre

04/13  Prince George, BC              CN Centre

04/16  Moose Jaw, SK                    Mosaic Place

04/17  Edmonton, AB                     Shaw Conference Centre

04/19  Winnipeg, MB                     MTS Center

04/21  Minneapolis, MN                Target Center

04/23  Huntsville, AL                     Von Braun Center

04/25  Tampa, FL                             St. Pete Times Forum

04/26  Jacksonville, FL                   Welcome to Rockville

04/28  Lafayette, LA                        Cajundome

04/30  Hollywood, FL                      Hard Rock Live

05/02  Virginia Beach, VA              Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach

05/03  Charlotte, NC                        Carolina Rebellion

05/04  Memphis, TN                         Beale Street Music Festival

05/06  Knoxville, TN                        Knoxville Civic Coliseum

05/08  Hershey, PA                            Giant Center

05/10  Bangor, ME                            Rise Above Fest

05/11  Quebec City, QC                   Colisee Pepsi Arena

05/13  Montreal, QC                          Bell Centre

05/15  Syracuse, NY                          Oncenter Complex

05/17  Columbus, OH                       Rock on the Range





Soundgarden Announce Second Leg of US Tour Including Pittsburgh

Fresh off the first leg of their critically acclaimed sold-out US tour supporting the release of their new record King Animal, Soundgarden have announced a second leg of dates (see below) including festival appearances at Carolina Rebellion and Rock on the Range. Tickets will be available via fan club pre-sale on Tuesday, February 26th. Password: CrookedSteps

Tour Dates:

May 3 Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata

May 4 Washington, DC @ DC101 Chili Cookoff – RFK Stadium

May 5 Charlotte, NC @ Carolina Rebellion – Rockingham Speedway

May 7 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle

May 8 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle

May 10 Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace

May 11 Indianapolis, IN @ WRZK Mayday Event – Klipsch Music Center

May 12 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE Outdoors

May 14 West Long Branch, NJ @ The MAC at Monmouth University

May 15 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

May 17 Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents Oakdale

May 18 Camden, NJ @ MMR-B-Q – Susquehanna Bank Center

May 19 Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range Festival – Columbus Crew Stadium

May 21 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

May 22 Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre

May 24 Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center

May 25 Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall

May 26 Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom

May 28 Broomfield, CO @ 1st Bank Center