EMMURE Announce New Album; ‘Eternal Enemies’/ Altar Bar PGH 3/7

2013 was a landmark year for EMMURE. The band played Rockstar Mayhem Festival, toured relentlessly with Asking Alexandria, Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage, Whitechapel, and We Came As Romans. EMMURE also expanded their global presence, headlining theImpericon Never Say Die! Tour across Europe, as well as playing in South America, Russia, Israel, Japan, Australia, and more. The band also sculpted their seventh (and sixth for Victory) full length album which will drop on April 15th. The new album is titled Eternal Enemies and is without a doubt the band’s most aggressive, brutal and devastating of their career.

Pre-orders for Eternal Enemies will be available next week, Tuesday, February 25th, via VictoryMerch.com. Additionally, EMMURE will headline the Mosh Lives! Tour with support from Volumes, Thy Art Is Murder, Gideon and Sworn In. The tour kicks off on March 7th.

Eternal Enemies Tracklisting:
1. Bring a Gun To School

2. Nemesis

3. N.I.A. (News in Arizona)

4. The Hang Up

5. A Gift A Curse

6. E

7. Like LaMotta

8. Free Publicity

9. Most Hated

10. Grave Markings

11. Hitomi’s Shinobi

12. Rat King

13. Girls Don’t Like Boys, Girls like 40’s and Blunts

14. New Age Rambler

15. We Were Just Kids

EMMURE Tour Dates:  
The MOSH LIVES Tour w/ Volumes, Thy Art Is Murder, Gideon & Sworn In

3/07 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar

3/08 – Louisville, KY @ The Vernon Club

3/09 – Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom

3/11 – San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit

3/12 – Mission TX @ Never Say Never Festival

3/16 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum

3/17 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

3/19 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick

3/20 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s

3/21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater

3/22 – Shawnee, KS @ Aftershock

3/23 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall

3/24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue

3/26 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro

3/27 – San Diego, CA @ Soma

3/28 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse

3/29 – Las Vegas, NV @ Extreme Thing Festival

3/30 – Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto

3/31 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

4/01 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls

4/03 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s

4/04 – Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa

4/05 – Springfield, VA @ Empire

4/06 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock

4/17 – Worcester, MA @ New England Metal and Hardcore Fest

4/27 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome To Rockville

NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL Expands Mammoth Lineup With 1349, Battlecross, Goatwhore, Inquisition And More

The epic lineup of this year’s NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL continues to expand with the newest additions of: 1349BattlecrossBlack Crown InitiateCarnifexErraFallujah,GoatwhoreI Declare WarInquisitionRivers of NihilSworn InBroken Hope and The Acacia Strain! Get ready to rage! The latest adds will unite with the likes of All That Remains, Iced Earth, Nile, Slapshot, the final East Coast appearance of Bleeding Through, Nails, All Out War, the yet-to-be-revealed 2014 Metal Alliance Tour, and many more acts still to be announced.


Slated to take place April 17th, 18th, and 19th, the sixteenth edition of the iconic two-staged event continues to drive dozens of bands and thousands of fans to the legendary Worcester Palladium. Tickets for the festival are on sale now and available for purchase at THIS LOCATION. Special VIP packages are also available and include:


ONE DAY VIP TICKET: $85 Thursday/Friday and $90 Saturday 

– Exclusive T-Shirt
– VIP Laminate w/ Lanyard
– 18″ x 24″ NEMHF Poster
– NEMHF Guitar Picks
– Exclusive Meet and Greets
– Free Monster All Day
– NEMHF Koozie
– Pin Pack
– Refrigerator Magnet


– Exclusive T-Shirt
– VIP Laminate w/ Lanyard
– 18″ x 24″ NEMHF Poster
– NEMHF Guitar Picks
– Exclusive Meet and Greets
– Free Monster All Day
– NEMHF Koozie
– Pin Pack
– Refrigerator Magnet
– Early Entrance/In-and-Out Privileges
– Chance to Win Ibanez Guitar
– NEMHF Key Chain


For VIP purchases, point your browser HERE.


Additionally, today the fourth annual Mission Quest to Metalfest lineup is officially unveiled. A trek launched by MassConcerts in an effort to help bands make their way to Worcester, this year the expedition joins Cruel HandAlpha & OmegaNaysayerBent LifeBarrierMalfunction and Will To Die on a massive, thirty-seven-date North American assault set to commence at SXSW in Austin, Texas. Comments NEMHF founding father/bearded wonder Scott Lee: “We are very excited to launch the fourth edition of Mission Quest to Metal Fest and have this tour as part of the festival. I think it’s a great mix of hardcore and if this tour comes to your city make sure to be there! Also make sure to check out Cruel Hand’s new 7” (Born Into Debt, We All Owe A Death) released through Closed Casket Activities and Alpha & Omega’s new CD (No Rest, No Peace) released from Bridge 9.”


Mission Quest To Metal Fest 2014:

Cruel Hand, Alpha & Omega, Malfunction, Barrier
3/14/2014 SXSW – Austin, TX
3/15/2014 SXSW – Austin, TX
3/16/2014 QuikTrip Park – Grand Prairie, TX
3/17/2013 The Demo – St Louis, MO
3/18/2014 The Hatch – Evansville, IN
3/19/2014 Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
3/20/2014 Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN
Cruel Hand, Malfunction, Barrier
3/21/2014 The Grave – Winnipeg, MB
3/22/2014 The Exchange – Regina, SK
3/23/2014 The Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB
3/24/2014 Golden Age Club – Calgary, AB
3/25/2014 Ellison Community Hall – Kelowna, BC
Cruel Hand, Alpha & Omega, Bent Life, Malfunction, Barrier

3/26/2014 Quesadilla Factory – Centralia, WA
3/27/2014 Slabtown – Portland, OR
3/28/2014 Jub Jubs – Reno, NV
3/29/2014 418 Project – Santa Cruz, CA
3/30/2014 Aladdin Jr – Pomona, CA
3/31/2014 Industry Theater – Lancaster, CA
4/01/2014 Wallstreet – Phoenix, AZ
4/02/2014 The Spot – El Paso, TX
4/03/2014 Korova – San Antonio, TX
Alpha & Omega, Bent Life, Malfunction
4/04/2014 Walters on Washington – Houston, TX
4/05/2014 HTGT – Baton Rouge, LA
Alpha & Omega, Naysayer, Malfunction, Bent Life, Will To Die
4/06/2014 Roc Bar – Jacksonville, FL
4/07/2014 The Plughouse – Columbus, GA
4/08/2014 The Forge – Birmingham, AL
4/09/2014 The Owl Farm – Nashville, TN
4/10/2014 Haymarket Whiskey Bar- Louisville, KY
4/11/2014 Legends – Cincinnati, OH
4/12/2014 Refuge Skateshop – Dearborn, MI
4/13/2014 The Foundry – Lakewood, OH
4/14/2014 The Mansion – Rochester, NY
4/15/2014 Even Flow Bar & Grill – Long Island, NY
4/16/2014  Chameleon’s – Pittsfield,  MA
4/17/2014 The Kave – Bucksport, ME
4/18/2014 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
4/19/2014 The Palladium – Worcester, MA


In related news, Break Thru Music is preparing to kick off the Battle for Metal Fest competition. Beginning January 18th, local bands will have the opportunity to compete for a chance to perform live at this year’s massacre. Performances will take place January – March at the Worcester Palladium and Webster Theater in Hartford, Connecticut. Spots are booking up fast so if your band is interested in the chance to earn a spot on the Main Stage, email booking@breakthrumusic.net now!


Break Thru Music Presents: The Battle For Metal Fest 2014

1/18/2014: Round 1 Palladium Upstairs
1/24/2014: Round 1 Webster Underground

2/07/2014: Round 2 Webster Underground
2/07/2014: Round 2 Palladium Upstairs

2/21/2014: Round 3 Palladium Upstairs
2/21/2014: Round 3 Webster Underground

3/07/2014: Round 4 Palladium Upstairs
3/08/2014: Round 4 Webster Underground
3/22/2014: Finals Palladium Upstairs
3/22/2014: Finals Webster Underground


Doors: 6:00pm
All Ages
Tickets $12


1349, The Acacia Strain, All Out War, All That Remains, Alpha & Omega, Barrier, Battlecross, Bent Life, Bleeding Through “Final East Coast Appearance,” Black Crown Initiate, Born Low, Broken Hope, Carnifax, Colin of Arabia, Counterparts, Cruel Hand, Discourse, Emmure, Erra, Fallujah, Fire and Ice, Fit For An Autopsy, Gideon, Goatwhore, Harm’s Way, I Declare War, Iced Earth, InDirections, Inquisition, King Nine, Kublai Khan, Lionheart, Loyal To The Grave, Malfunction, Nails, Naysayer, Nile, Ramallah, Reign Supreme, Revamp, Rivers Of Nihil, Sabaton, Scale The Summit, Scars of Tomorrow, Slapshot, Suburban Scum, Sworn In, Sylar, The Mongoloids, Thy Art Is Murder, Twitching Tongues, Warhound, Whitechapel, Will To Die, Within The Ruins.


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EMMURE To Headline The ‘Mosh Lives’ Tour/PGH 3/7 @Altar Bar

Queens’ pride and joy, controversial metal band EMMURE will be headlining the Mosh Lives Tour with support coming from Volumes, Thy Art Is Murder, Gideon & Sworn In. Selling over 500,000 units worldwide, EMMURE have become a staple in the heavy metal scene, known for vocalist Frankie Palmeri’s bold and brash sensibilities which translate not only into their lyrics, but in their personal endeavors as well (see Palmeri’s clothing line, Cold Soul).

EMMURE Tour Dates:
The Mosh Lives! Tour w/ Volumes, Thy Art Is Murder, Gideon & Sworn In

03/07 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
03/08 – Louisville, KY @ Vernon Club
03/09 – Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
03/11 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
03/12 – Mission, TX @ Never Say Never Festival
03/13 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/14 – Grand Prairie, TX @ South By So What?!
03/16 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum Theatre
03/17 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
03/19 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
03/20 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
03/21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
03/23 – Denver, CO @ The Summmit Music Hall
03/24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
03/28 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
03/29 – Las Vegas, NV @ Extreme Thing
03/30 – Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
04/03 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s Nightclub
04/04 – Columbus, OH @ AlRosa Villa
04/05 – West Springfield, VA @ Empire
While on the road, EMMURE have been writing a new album, due out early 2014. Of the upcoming project, Frankie Palmeri spoke with Alternative Press, “This material is probably some of the heaviest, most intense stuff we’ve put out in a while…I think it’s going to break down walls on whatever people were expecting from us.”

Recently, the Daily Disruption took an interest in Frankie’s out-there attitude and awarded him his own web series, “Let’s Be Frank”. Check out some of the episodes!

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The gatekeepers of the annual NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL are pleased to welcome more bands to the rapidly expanding lineup with Emmure, Gideon, Whitechapel, Loyal To The Grave, InDirections, Bent Life, Scars of Tomorrow and Thy Art is Murder. The recent additions will join the likes of All That Remains, Iced Earth, Nile, Slapshot, the final East Coast appearance of Bleeding Through, Nails, All Out War, Twitching Tongues, and the 2014 Metal Alliance Tour package still to be announced and more than half of the lineup still to be disclosed.


Scheduled to take place April 17th, 18th, and 19th, the sixteenth installment of the massive two-staged NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL continues to drive dozens of bands and thousands of fans to the historic Worcester Palladium. Tickets for the event are on sale now and available for purchase at THIS LOCATION.


Special VIP packages are also available and include:


ONE DAY VIP TICKET: $85 Thursday/Friday and $90 Saturday 
– Exclusive T-Shirt
– VIP Laminate w/ Lanyard
– 18″ x 24″ NEMHF Poster
– NEMHF Guitar Picks
– Exclusive Meet and Greets
– Free Monster All Day
– NEMHF Koozie
– Pin Pack
– Refrigerator Magnet

THREE DAY VIP TICKET: $195  – Exclusive T-Shirt
– VIP Laminate w/ Lanyard
– 18″ x 24″ NEMHF Poster
– NEMHF Guitar Picks
– Exclusive Meet and Greets
– Free Monster All Day
– NEMHF Koozie
– Pin Pack
– Refrigerator Magnet
– Early Entrance/In-and-Out Privileges
– Chance to Win Ibanez Guitar
– NEMHF Key Chain


For VIP purchases, point your browser HERE.


In related news, Break Thru Music is proud to announce their yearly Battle for Metal Fest competition. Throughout early 2014, local bands will have the opportunity to compete for a chance to perform live at this year’s massacre. Performances will take place January – March at the Worcester Palladium and Webster Theater in Hartford, Connecticut. Spots are booking up fast so if your band is interested in the chance to earn a spot on the Main Stage, email booking@breakthrumusic.net now!


Break Thru Music Presents: The Battle For Metal Fest 2014


January 18th 2014: Round 1 Palladium Upstairs

January 24th 2014: Round 1 Webster Underground


February 7th 2014: Round 2 Webster Underground

February 7th 2014: Round 2 Palladium Upstairs


February 21st 2014: Round 3 Palladium Upstairs

February 21st 2014: Round 3 Webster Underground


March 7th 2014: Round 4 Palladium Upstairs

March 8th 2014: Round 4 Webster Underground


March 22nd 2014: Finals Palladium Upstairs

March 22nd 2014: Finals Webster Underground


Doors: 6:00pm

All Ages

Tickets $12



All Out War, All That Remains, Alpha & Omega, Barrier, Bent Life, Bleeding Through “Final East Coast Appearance,” Born Low, Colin of Arabia, Counterparts, Cruel Hand, Discourse, Emmure, Fire and Ice, Fit For An Autopsy, Gideon, Harms Way, Iced Earth, InDirections, King Nine, Kublai Khan, Lionheart, Loyal To The Grave, Malfunction, Nails, Naysayer, Nile, Ramallah, Reign Supreme, Revamp, Sabaton, Scale The Summit, Scars of Tomorrow, Slapshot, Suburban Scum, Sylar, The Mongoloids, Thy Art Is Murder, Twitching Tongues, Warhound, Whitechapel, Will To Die, Within The Ruins.


Further NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL 2014 developments to be announced in the New Year. Stay tuned.








COLDCOCK American Herbal Whiskey is pleased to announce a very special recent signing—ASKING ALEXANDRIA! As a part of the partnership, COLDCOCK will sponsor the band’s upcoming tour with All That RemainsSevendust, Emmure and For Today.


“We’re excited to be working with ASKING ALEXANDRIA,” states Rick Zeiler, Founder/CEO of Zeiler Spirits/COLDCOCK American Herbal Whiskey“This band is chock-full of talented musicians that represent the lifestyle of our brand. They know how to party and we look forward to toasting some shots with them on this tour!”


“Working with COLDCOCK is a great opportunity because not only is there finally a new alcoholic beverage out that is worth devoting your pallet to, but we also have a great relationship with  the founders of the company,” adds Ben Bruce (ASKING ALEXANDRIA). “Being a part of a new brand that was created by so many of our good friends in the music industry is something we are extremely proud of and promoting a whiskey that we genuinely love comes naturally to us! COLDCOCK is our generation’s rock n’ roll drink of choice!”




**COLDCOCK Available in this Market!

10/29/13 Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium **

10/30/13 Knoxville, TN @ NV Nightclub **

10/31/13 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle **

11/01/13 Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend

11/02/13 Lancaster, PA @ Freedom Hall Convention Center

11/03/13 Poughkeepsie, NY @ Mid Hudson Civic Center **

11/05/13 Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre **

11/06/13 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club **

11/08/13 Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop

11/09/13 Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom

11/10/13 Cleveland, OH @ Wolstein Center

11/11/13 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom **

11/13/13 Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room

11/14/13 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

11/15/13 Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall **

11/17/13 Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater

11/19/13 Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater

11/21/13 Fresno, CA @ Rainbow Ballroom **

11/22/13 San Diego, CA @ SOMA (All Ages/No Liquor Venue) **

11/23/13 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst**


ASKING ALEXANDRIA kicking back with some COLDCOCK Whiskey!



COLDCOCK American Herbal Whiskey is founded by heavy metal industry greats such as  Kerry King (SLAYER), John Reese (co-creator of the ROCKSAR ENERGY MAYHEM & UPROAR FESTIVALS), and Michael Arfin (AGI, has worked with Rammstein and many industry legends), strategic partners like Schechter Guitar Research, Century Media Records and spirits industry leaders like Rick Zeiler and Sarah Zeiler. On top of that, COLDCOCK is touted by artists and tastemakers like David Draiman (DISTURBED), Ashley Purdy (BLACK VEIL BRIDES), Miles Doughty (SLIGHTLY STOOPID), Raul Bianchi (THE EXPENDABLES) and more.


Growing hard rock/metal artists such as Sevendust, Eyes Set To KillAngels Fall plus DJ’s likeDatsikMike Czech of Skratch ‘n SniffShannon Gunz of Sirius XM, world-famous tattoo artists such as Paul Booth, Steve Soto, famed street artist RISK, and more are supporting COLDCOCK on the road and at home, not only because of its fantastic taste and herbal benefits, but because it gives back to them! COLDCOCK is all about working hard together and sharing success, and its vision to share that success with artists is already taking off! Zeiler Spirits supports hard working artists by giving them the opportunity to earn ownership in the brand. Want to learn more and/or get YOUR BAND in on the action? Bands can submit their information to www.coldcockwhiskey.com under “sponsorship” or email info@zeilerspirits.com with inquiries.


Why drink just any whiskey when you can drink a better alternative? COLDCOCK American Herbal Whiskey is a three-year aged American bourbon blended with a variety of meaningful and detoxifying herbs, including green tea, hibiscus, ginger, eucalyptus, cinnamon and gingko. In addition to those natural ingredients, COLDCOCK contains roughly half the amount of sugar of its competitors.


COLDCOCK is currently available for purchase in California, New York, Tennessee, Georgia, Indiana, and South Carolina, with more states joining the ranks throughout the year. As of now, COLDCOCKis available at the Roxy and the Rainbow on Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles, and is set to appear in more Los Angeles-area bars soon.


For more information on founders, sponsors, bands involved, availability and more, please visitwww.coldcockwhiskey.com or e-mail info@zeilerspirits.com.


About COLDCOCK American Herbal Whiskey and Zeiler Spirits:

Established in 2012 and based in San Diego, California, Zeiler Spirits LLC is the producer of COLDCOCK American Herbal Whiskey.  The spirits importer was founded by liquor and entertainment industry veterans, musicians and action sports athletes who have collectively created some of the world’s most exciting lifestyle events and cross promotions.  COLDCOCK American Herbal Whiskey is three-year aged American bourbon blended with a variety of herbs, including green tea, hibiscus, ginger, eucalyptus, cinnamon and gingko.  Currently available in CA, GA, IN, SC, NY, TN, NE.   COLDCOCK American Herbal Whiskey is 70 proof (35% alcohol by volume) and suggested retail price is $19.99 for a 750ml bottle, with a 50ml size to be released in December, 2013. For more information, please visit www.coldcockwhiskey.com




Still hot off this summer’s Rockstar Mayhem Festival, EMMUREplan to enter the studio later this year. Their sixth full length album for VICTORY RECORDS will be released Spring 2014.EMMURE will be closing out 2013 by headlining the Never Say Die Tour in Europe (October 4th to 26th) and then a full US tour (October 29th to November 22nd) alongside ASKING ALEXANDRIA, SEVENDUST, ALL THAT REMAINS, and FOR TODAY.

Guitarist and founding member Jesse Ketive stated, “We couldn’t be happier to announce that following Never Say Die! and the Asking Alexandria Tour we will be heading into the studio to work on the new album which is aimed for a Spring release!  We have been working hard in between our rigorous world touring schedule this past year and a half and we can’t wait to unveil new material. We have resigned to Victory Records and there will be a lot of new things developing for EMMURE through the end of the year. Thank you for your constant support through the years and we promise to deliver one of the best EMMURErecords to date. See you on tour.”

For Additional EMMURE Information:

“MDMA” Music Video
“I Am Onslaught” Music Video


EMMURE Tour Dates:
9/20 – Anchorage, AK @ 420 W 3rd Ave
9/21 – Anchorage, AK @ Chilkoot Charlie’s
10/4 – Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof 
10/5 – Koln, DE @ Essigfabrik
10/6 – Birmingham, UK @ Academy 2
10/7 – Glasgow, UK @ Garage
10/8 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
10/9 – Manchester, UK @ Club Academy
10/10 – Cardiff, UK @ Cardiff Solus
10/11 – Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli
10/12 – Hamburg, DE @ Ubel & Gefhrlich
10/13 – Berlin, DE @ Astra
10/15 – Prague, CZ @ Meet Factory
10/16 – Wien, AT @ Arena
10/17 – Ljubljana, SI @ Kino Siska
10/18 – Cesena, IT @ Vidia Club
10/19 – Munchen, DE @ Backstage Club
10/20 – Pratteln, CH @ Z7
10/22 – Esch, LU @ Kulturfabrik
10/23 – Antwerp, BE @ Triz Zaal
10/24 – Paris, FR @ Trabendo
10/25 – Leipzig, DE @ Werk 2
10/26 – Essen, DE @ Weststadthalle
10/29 – Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium
10/30 – Knoxville, TN @ NV Night Club
10/31 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
11/1 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
11/2 – Lancaster, PA @ Freedom Hall Convention Center
11/3 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ Mid Hudson Civic Center
11/5 – Buffalo, NY @ Rapids Theatre
11/6 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
11/8 – Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
11/9 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
11/10 – Cleveland, OH @ Wolstein Center
11/13 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Orbit Room
11/14 – St Louis, MO @ The Pageant
11/15 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
11/17 – Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater
11/19 – Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theatre
11/22 – San Diego, CA @ Soma

Frankie Palmeri of Emmure is Ready For Mayhem…the PGHMUSICMAG interview

Frankie during Trespass America Festival 2012 Stage AE Pittsburgh- ©2012 AWeldingphoto
Frankie during Trespass America Festival 2012 Stage AE Pittsburgh- ©2012 AWeldingphoto

Frankie Palmeri is no stranger to controversy.  His band Emmure (The band’s name is a reference to immurement, a form of execution) has been lighting up stages since 2003 with their own brand of metalcore, or brocore, if you will, with edgy lyrics and metal style music mixed with breakdowns, rap, spoken word, and an overall heavily aggressive beat that goes straight for the jugular.  At the helm as the singer and spokesperson, Palmeri has often incited a lot of controversial press due to t-shirts that referenced Columbine, to commonly using homophobic and racist words like ‘faggot’ and ‘nigger’ in social outlets, as well as coming off as a general hard ass.  Feuds with bands like The Atlas Moth and blogs like Metal Injection only serve to further debate about Emmure and their leader.

2013 looks like a big year in store for Emmure regardless.  With a prime spot on The Rockstar Mayhem Festival and the possibility of a new record to accompany their new contract with Victory Records, Frankie and crew look to further their quest to put out their brand of music whether you dig it or not.  Pittsburgh Music Magazine caught up with Frankie as he and the band recently got back from Russia where he was electrocuted  May 7th (see link for video) on stage.  Although Frankie wasn’t too keen on talking about the incident he did talk to us about festival shows such as Mayhem, the vibe of their performance, understanding Frankie himself, bands creating polarity, the disappointment with 2012’s Slave to the Game, the Emmure writing process, and staying sane on the road…

Stage AE Pittsburgh- ©2012 AWeldingphoto
Stage AE Pittsburgh- ©2012 AWeldingphoto



ATTIKA 7 (http://www.attika7.com) and SCORPION CHILD (http://www.scorpionchild.com) have just been added to the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL this summer. Both bands will be playing all tour dates with SCORPION CHILD headlining the Sumerian Stage and ATTIKA 7 playing the Musician’s Institute Stage. To see all the bands playing this summer on Mayhem, check out the Mayhem website at http://rockstarmayhemfest.com/bands.

What goes better with blistering heavy metal and hot summer weather than an ice cold beer? Nothing! Now you can refresh yourself at a low price of just $4 for a value beer at your local ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL stop this summer. Look for the value beer stations throughout the venue. ***NOTE: Beer will be $5 in Houston and prices vary in Bangor and Boise

Take the official ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL survey now! By completing this survey, you could be selected as a Mayhem Reporter member to receive a FREE VIP PASS to the 2013ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL date of your choice. The fest will be selecting 10 members for each date of the tour and selected reporters will be announced via email and posted onwww.mayhemreporters.com next week.

For more information on these items and more, visit www.rockstarmayhemfest.com.

Take a look at what some of this year’s festival artists are doing RIGHT NOW:


  • CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist & vocalist ALEXI LAIHO joins SiriusXM host Jose Mangin for an in-studio hang to talk about their 9th studio album Halo Of Blood, and about their summer run on the 6th annual ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL. Encore Broadcasts: Friday, June 14th @ 8pm ET / 5pm PT and Sunday, June 16th @ 11am ET / 8am PT and also available on SiriusXM On Demand
  • HUNTRESS is having a “Virtual Yard Sale” to raise funds for the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL this summer!  There are only 14 DAYS LEFT in the fundraiser! New perks added! Check out this hilarious video (http://youtu.be/TjhuNFP1gD8) they made and visit their indiegogo page for more info! More info: http://igg.me/at/huntress/x/3392973


In addition to the new bands announced above, artists performing this year include main stage metal and horror legend, festival closer ROB ZOMBIE, plus, the triple gold certified FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and a monster lineup that includes additional main stage bands MASTODON and AMON AMARTH. The festival area is led by stage closers CHILDREN OF BODOM and MACHINE HEAD as well as JOB FOR A COWBOYEMMUREBORN OF OSIRISMOTIONLESS IN WHITEBUTCHER BABIES, BATTLECROSSHUNTRESSTHROWN INTO EXILE and CITY IN THE SEA.

The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will stop in 26 cities across the United States and Canada as it makes its way to the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, Texas on August 4th, 2013. Dates and venues are listed below. Fans can go to www.rockstarmayhemfest.com to keep up with additional details as they are released.


Tour dates are as follows:


Date    City                             Venue

6/29     San Bernardino, CA     San Manuel Amphitheater

6/30     Mountain View, CA    Shoreline Amphitheatre

7/2       Boise, ID                    Idaho Center Amphitheatre

7/3       Auburn, WA                White River Amphitheater

7/5       Phoenix, AZ                Desert Sky Pavilion

7/6       Albuquerque, NM        Isleta Amphitheatre

7/7       Denver, CO                 Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

7/10     Toronto, ON                Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

7/12     Burgettstown, PA         First Niagara Pavilion

7/13     Scranton, PA                Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain

7/14     Darien Center, NY       Darien Lake PAC

7/16     Mansfield, MA            Comcast Center

7/17     Bangor, ME                 Bangor Waterfront

7/19     Camden, NJ                 Susquehanna Bank Center

7/20     Saratoga Springs, NY   SPAC

7/21     Hartford, CT                The Comcast Theatre

7/23     Holmdel, NJ               PNC Bank Arts Center

7/24     Bristow, VA                 Jiffy Lube Live

7/26     Noblesville, IN            Klipsch Music Center

7/27     Tinley Park, IL             First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

7/28     Clarkston, MI DTE      Energy Music Theatre

7/30     Atlanta, GA                 Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

7/31     Tampa, FL                   Live Nation Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds

8/2       Austin, TX                   Austin360 Amphitheater

8/3       The Woodlands, TX    Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

8/4       Dallas, TX                   Gexa Energy Pavilion



About ROCKSTAR: Rockstar Energy Drink is designed for those who lead active lifestyles – from Athletes to Rockstars. Available in over 20 flavors at convenience and grocery outlets in over 30 countries, Rockstar supports the Rockstar lifestyle across the globe through Action Sports, Motor Sports, and Live Music. New from Rockstar for 2013, Rockstar Energy Water is a non-carbonated and sugar free enhanced water beverage that is now available throughout the U.S. in three refreshing flavors. For more information visit: www.RockstarEnergy.com

The 6th Annual ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Announces VIP Charity Ticket Auctions that will put Fans Onstage with One of Their Favorite Bands

Proceeds to Benefit ‘Metal of Honor’& ‘Unite The United Foundation’


The 6th Annual ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, featuring headliners Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon and Amon Amarth, is proud to announce the 2013 VIP Charity Ticket Auction that will put fans onstage with one their favorite bands. Proceeds will benefit Metal of Honor and Unite The United Foundation.


Beginning Thursday, May 16, 2013 and running for ten-days, fans can bid on eBay for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to receive two (2) VIP passes to THE ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL. In addition, the top bidder and their guest will watch their favorite band perform from the best seats in the house: ONSTAGE! They will also receive: Level 1 premium reserved seats ORGeneral Admission ‘Pit’ tickets, a backstage guided tour to see the “inner workings” of a large scale concert festival (who knows who you’ll meet?), a one-of-a-kind ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL custom artwork drum head autographed by all members of one (1) of their favorite bands on the tour, a Metal of Honor commemorative laminate pass and front-of-the-line access to all band signings.


The all-day outdoor ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL, drawing as many as 11,000 to 17,000+ fans per event, will make stops in 26 North American cities, coast-to-coast, beginning on June 29, 2013 in San Bernardino, California and concluding August 4, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. Each festival date features 16 of the biggest names in Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, performing on four stages, as well as other attractions, including a concourse midway filled with vendors and activities, and the not-to-be-missed Metal Mulisha Motorcycle Freestyle Jump Show (www.metalmulisha.com), performing on select dates.


Projected to be one of the most successful, audacious and not-to-be-missed concert events of 2013, The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will feature multi-platinum headliners Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon andAmon Amarth on the MainstageThe Jägermeister Stage will feature headliner Machine Head supported by Job for a Cowboy, Butcher Babies, Battlecross and Huntress. The Musicians Institute Stage will feature headliner Children of Bodom, supported by Behemoth, Emmure, Born of Osiris, Motionless in White and Thrown into Exile.  The Sumerian Records stage will feature headliner City in the Sea, with more bands to be announced. Daily lineups vary by date, so be sure to check the DATES page for show lineups: www.rockstarmayhemfest.com/dates


Fans who have purchased Charity VIP Tickets in the past state, “Best. Concert. Experience. Ever. Thank you for a dream come true event!,” “Even better than last year. Thanks a ton for a killer day!,” and “Awesome Experience! Would do this again!”


The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL eBay ticket auctions began on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. PST, CST and EST, when 26 pairs of tickets with accompanying VIP credentials for all 26 MAYHEM dates will be posted to eBay as TEN-Day Auctions. Fans interested in bidding on these very special MAYHEM Festival VIP tickets and credentials can access the eBay ticket auctions from the Metal of Honor Charity Auction Button on the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL website home page: www.rockstarmayhemfest.com or by searching for “MAYHEM Charity” on www.eBay.com


About The Charities:
Metal of Honor is a charity program started in 2011 that raises financial support and awareness for military non-profits while showing gratitude to our military men and women during the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tour.


The Unite The United Foundation is a public 501 (c) (3) non-profit, fundraising organization founded by the producers of the Vans Warped Tour, and ROCKSTAR ENERGY MAYHEM FESTIVAL. It’s mission is to encourage fans, artists and industry leaders from the music, touring and action sports worlds to work toward positive change, by supporting local charities and participating in community volunteerism events across the United States. Unite The United Foundation is committed to raising funds to be donated directly to grass roots organizations that are making a difference in every national community.  (http://www.unitetheunited.com)


For more info:

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL official website: www.rockstarmayhemfest.com/



06/29 San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheater

06/30 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

07/02 Nampa, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheatre

07/03 Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre

07/05 Phoenix, AZ – Desert Sky Pavilion

07/06 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre

07/07 Englewood, CO – Fiddler’s Green Ampitheatre

07/10 Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

07/12 Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion

07/13 Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion

07/14 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

07/16 Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center

07/17 Bangor, ME – Bangor Waterfront

07/19 Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center

07/20 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center

07/21 Hartford, CT – The Comcast Theatre

07/23 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center

07/24 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live

07/26 Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center

07/27 Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre

07/28 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre

07/30 Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre

07/31 Tampa, FL – 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre

08/02 Austin, TX – Tower Amphitheatre

08/03 The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

08/04 Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion


BEYOND DISHONOR Release New ‘Breaking Bad’ Inspired Music Video for ‘Heisenberg’

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Featured in NJ’s The Aquarian Weekly as this Week’s Local “Buzz” Band – Read Here


*BEYOND DISHONOR is looking for management, label and booking agent interest. To inquire, please contact booking@beyonddishonor.com.*


Trenton, New Jersey metalcore mainstays BEYOND DISHONOR have released a music video for their first single, entitled ‘Heisenberg’, today via their official YouTube channel. Watch here –http://youtu.be/BLRfAGgK23Y. Any fan of the hit television drama ‘Breaking Bad’ will immediately recognize that ‘Heisenberg’ is a tribute to the popular show— complete with yellow meth lab suits, greasy cigar-smoking drug kingpins, shady factory laboratories galore and more. ‘Heisenberg’ is cut from the band’s upcoming EP Generations, set to drop in June 2013.


“It’s an obvious homage to one of our favorite pieces of entertainment, but it is wrapped around a stronger metaphor – just as Walt perfects the formula against his better judgement, so too are we forced to find and perfect the formula for notice and respect in this tumultuous industry and genre,” states lead vocalist Reese Dunlap. “That theme is referenced throughout the song, and goes one step further in the video, where we are, in a sense, a victim of this formulaic control. It is only when we have ‘perfected the formula’ that we can finally escape mediocrity.”


Breaking free of the norm is exactly what BEYOND DISHONOR plans to do with their new EP Generations, which boasts production credits from acclaimed producer Andreas Magnusson, known for his work with The Black Dahlia MurderImpending DoomThis or The Apocalypse and more. The five-piece combines eclectic styles and ranging influences to create music that is devastatingly heavy and aggressive enough for the most hardcore of fans, yet rhythmic and groovy enough to be accessible to those on the fringe. In a recent write-up, Heavyblogisheavy.com said, “The music lands on the good side of the contemporary metalcore/deathcore spectrum, for fans of early Born of Osiris (sans keyboards) or Within the Ruins.”


Drawing inspiration from pop culture, primarily in the form of movies, television and gaming, is one of countless ways BEYOND DISHONOR has garnered fans in the local and national metal scene since they formed in late 2006. Their 2011 full-length, Travesty, is a well-received concept album drawing from band favorites Se7en, Ghostbusters and Full Metal Jacket. In similar fashion, Generations features pop culture references evident in song titles like ‘ED209 vs. The Staircase’ (RoboCop) and ‘What Clayton Bigsby Doesn’t Know’ (Chappelle’s Show).


In the state of New Jersey and even nationally, BEYOND DISHONOR asserts one of the strongest DIY success stories in a very challenging genre. The band churns out a staggering 70+ self-funded shows a year— without any label, booking agency, or management assistance. BEYOND DISHONOR is pushing 5,000+ fans on their official Facebook page and 10,000+ on Twitter— essentially commanding the attention of East coast metal fans with each and every post. Much of their success stems from the overwhelming support and praise provided by the many nationally-recognized artists they have supported, including Unearth, Chimaira, August Burns Red, Attack Attack, All Shall Perish, Winds of Plague, Born of Osiris, Suffocation, Emmure, and numerous others.



This past February, BEYOND DISHONOR won the Trenton, NJ date of the Sumerian Records “Headband for the Highway” competition, which was a touring “battle of the bands”-style performance competition in which bands from each market were chosen to perform on a large summer festival date. As the winner, the band was selected to perform on a local date of the All Stars Tour (this year featuring Every Time I DieChelsea GrinVeil of Maya and more). Specifics regarding this performance are set to be announced soon.


BEYOND DISHONOR will head out on a 13-date east coast trek beginning April 12th. Several dates include performances with internationally-recognized artists such as Miss May I, Whitechapel, Texas in July and more, plus a stop at the annual Launch Music Conference in Lancaster, PA. See below for all currently confirmed tour dates.



4/12 Atco, NJ @ Devlin’s

4/13 Staten Island, NY @ The Full Cup

4/14 Newark, DE @ Mojo on Main

4/17 West Springfield, VA @ Empire w/ Miss May I

4/18 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar w/ Miss May I

4/19 Philadelphia, PA @ Club Risqué

4/20 Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar w/ Texas in July

4/21 Woodbridge, CT @ Amity Teen Center

4/22 Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Art Theatre with Beyond The Shore and Sylar

4/23 Syracuse, NY @ Three Fat Guys Bar

4/24 Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall

4/26 Lancaster, PA @ Lancaster Convention Center w/ Abandon All Ships at Launch Music Conference

5/6 Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes w/ Whitechapel + I Killed The Prom Queen



BEYOND DISHONOR is endorsed by Dark Horse Percussion, Brewtal Beer Promotions and Fakelife Clothing, a company dedicated to bringing awareness to global poverty, and all proceeds from their sales help to fund loans to small business entrepreneurs in developing countries. BEYOND DISHONOR is also partnering with B.A.D. (Bands Against Discrimination), a non-profit advocacy group that empowers musicians and their fans to unite against the discrimination and bullying based on race, gender, or sexual orientation.


To download music by BEYOND DISHONOR, visit iTunes (direct link).



Reese Dunlap – vocals

Mike “Lock” LaCouture – drums

Wesley Ingraham – guitars

Mark Salmon – guitars

Nick Petti (’08-’13) / Bryan San Martin (’13-present) – bass



For more information BEYOND DISHONOR, please visit these websites:








“Brothers Of Brutality Tour”: Emmure, Whitechapel, Unearth, The Plot in You, and Obey the Brave

The “Brothers Of Brutality Tour” has officially been announced. The trek will see Whitechapel and Emmure co-headline with Unearth, The Plot In You and Obey The Brave rounding out the bill.

Initial dates for the trek include:
01/08 Knoxville, TN – The Valarium
01/09 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
01/11 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
01/12 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
01/13 Dallas, TX – The Door
01/16 Phoenix, AZ – Nile
01/18 San Diego, CA – Soma
01/19 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
01/23 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
01/24 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
01/26 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
01/27 Denver, CO – Summit
02/02 Minneapolis, MN – Brick
02/03 Chicago, IL – Mojoes
02/05 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
02/06 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
02/07 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
02/08 Worcester, MA – Palladium
02/09 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance Theater (“Eat Your Heart Out Fest“)
02/10 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts
02/11 New York City, NY – Irving Plaza

Thy Will Be Done – NEW EP

On Thy Will Be Done’s “Thrash and Burn” tour in the summer of 2009 – where they warmed up the stage for Emmure and Devildriver – I personally had the pleasure of meeting J Costa (vocals) briefly in DC. They made a huge impression in their entrance on a bill filled with nothing but heavy as hell artists, which is something I didn’t forget about them. Although this was more than 3 years ago, I remember Costa as a super down to earth guy simplifying what it was like to go on tour in Japan with Killswitch Engage, and couldn’t believe that it was all real. I remember a statement parallel to “waking up and seeing Mount Fuji seemed like a hallucination.” Well, here they are nearly 3 years later on their new EP sounding even bigger and better than I remember the first time around. True artists are always surprised at success – and it’s nothing less than humbling to see them providing more of their work after their initial presence to the scene.

The first track “Liturgy” embodies a mix of painstaking vocals that seem to engage a sinister curiosity for the rest of the album. Abruptly ending and transitioning into a barrage of hardcore blast beats while blending a slower, southern style variety, entwining a wicked solo in the second track “Ways of Old.” The third track “The Great Rebuilding” embodies an interesting crescendo before busting out a rhythmic “take the power back” sort-of angst, rightfully displayed by the song-title. “You The Apathy Divine” is arguably the most powerful track on the EP. The classic slow and grueling commencement leads one to believe a lethal slew of power riffs and maybe even a malevolent breakdown will follow. Your hypothesis is confirmed.

Thy Will Be Done’s “The Temple” seems to infuse just enough harsh, yet tenacious vocals that appear as if Costa has embodied the sound of despondency and anguish through the strength of his delivery. I won’t be the first to admit that this is something that not many artists can accomplish, without sounding inauthentic. The vocals are extremely real and vivid in tonality. The rest of the members seem to follow suit while still somehow adding to the vulnerable context of some of the vocals, specifically in the last track “Epiphany,” to give the album an overall wrenchingly emotional resonance.

The album champions a largely elaborative technique. This EP is generally coarser with distortion, yet more clean and versatile than some of their previous work “In Ancient of Days,” of 2009, or their 2007 debut album “Was And Is To Come.” Sparing double bass increases the heaviness and brisk style, while maintaining their original, old school sludge sound. A large number of emerging artists, similar in denomination and timing of inception to the scene in this mix of genres haven’t quite found a balance between too much of a signature technique as a compilation of styles, and not enough (mostly the former being the case for most). Let’s all be honest here for a minute – most of us really don’t want to hear nothing but constant chaos and an overload of what I like to refer to as, “Castle” riffs totally void of substance that gives metal a clumsy image. Its excellent to see these guys integrate Thrash in a way that really works for them. The finality of the album “Epiphany,” is simultaneously destructive and agonizing in a sense that’s nearly pleading. A terrifically painful way of finalizing the album that leaves you at an impasse – wondering what will be next from them? As the beginning left us wanting more, the summation parallels.

THY WILL BE DONE Fourth Episode of “Inside Temple” Available Now

THY WILL BE DONE will now start the second leg of the “Party to the Apocalypse” tour with Shadows Fall, God Forbid and Trumpet the Harlot this coming Tuesday, November 13th due to Shadows Fall drummer Jason Bittner’s illness. The band is out on the road in support of their new EP release Temple which was released worldwide on September 25th via the band’s own Eye.On Lion Recordings with INgrooves Fontana handling distribution.

Today the band is premiering the fourth installment of the “Inside Temple” video series hosted exclusively by Metal Injection. Episode four is entitled “Mix-Master Metal” and it sheds light on the band’s choices for the post-production team for their latest

Noisecreep is hosting an exclusive stream of Temple HERE.

Known for their DIY approach, the EP was produced and engineered by THY WILL BE DONE, mixed by acclaimed metal producer ZEUSS (Whitechapel, Suicide Silence, Soulfly) at Planet Z and is the inaugural release on the band’s own Eye.On Lion Recordings with INgrooves Fontana handling world-wide distribution.

THY WILL BE DONE will be on the road in support of Temple this fall/winter. Confirmed dates are listed below, with more to be announced shortly.

Thy Will Be Done w/ Shadows Fall, God Forbid and Trumpet the Harlot
11/13: Nashville, TN @ Main Street Live
11/14: Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
11/15: Shreveport, LA @ The Warehouse November
11/16: Oklahoma City, OK @ The Chameleon Room
11/17: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
11/18: Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
1120: Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos
11/21: El Paso, TX @ House Of Rock
11/22: Gallup, NM @ Juggernaut
11/23: Phoenix, AZ @ Joes Grotto

Thy Will Be Done w/ Hatebreed, Emmure & More
12/26: New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
12/27: Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance

Sleeping with Sirens in Pittsburgh, PA on Nov. 6th

Nov. 6th | Mr. Smalls Theatre | Pittsburgh, PA

WHO: Sleeping With Sirens

WHERE: Mr. Smalls Theatre | 400 Lincoln Avenue | Millvale, PA 15209

WHEN: Tues. Nov. 6th | 7 PM | $20

If You Were A Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack
Debuted at #17 on The Billboard Top 200 Chart!

The pop infused rock band, Sleeping With Sirens, is currently on the “Collide with the Sky” Tour with Pierce the Veil with support from Tonight Alive and Hands Like Houses. For additional details, please visit: www.sleepingwithsirens.net.

Sleeping with Sirens released their acoustic album, If You Were A Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack via Rise Records on June 26th. The album was produced by Mark Trombino (Jimmy Eat World, Finch, Blink-182) and debuted at #17 on the Billboard Top 200 charts, selling 17,486 in the first week. If You Were A Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack also hit #4 on both the Independent charts and Hard Music charts and #5 on the Current Alternative charts. You can purchase If You Were A Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack, here: http://bit.ly/NwtfkM.

Sleeping With Sirens is vocalist Kellin Quinn, guitarists Jesse Lawson and Jack Fowler, bassist Justin Hills and drummer Gabe Barham. The band was formed in 2009 by ex-members of bands For All We Know, Broadway and We Are Defiance. The Grand Rapids, Michigan-based group’s first album for Rise Records, With Ears To See And Eyes To Hear, debuted in March 2010 at #7 on Billboard’s “Top Heatseekers” chart, and at #36 on “Top Independent Albums.”Released in May 2011, the record peaked at #78 on Billboard’s “Top 200” chart, as well as #13 on “Top Independent Albums” and #5 in “Hard Rock.”

The band has toured extensively sharing stages with fellow scene stalwarts like We Came As Romans, Falling In Reverse, Alesana, A Skylit Drive, Blessthefall, Emmure, For All Those Sleeping and Motionless In White. The band spent Summer 2012 playing the full Vans Warped Tour.

The remainder of 2012 and all of 2013 promise to hold even more exciting new developments for Sleeping With Sirens, who were featured on the cover of the June 2012 issue of Alternative Press Magazine. After completing this tour of the US group also plans to head into the studio in winter 2013 to begin work on their forthcoming third full-length. Until then, If You Were A Movie, This Would Be Your Soundtrack will serve as the latest reminder of the dazzling directions in which Sleeping With Sirens are headed.

For updates, please visit:

Official: www.SleepingWithSirens.net
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SleepingWithSirensBand
Twitter: www.Twitter.com/swstheband
Pinterest: Pinterest.com/swstheband

Fall Tour w/ Pierce The Veil:

Oct 24 Culture Room Fort Lauderdale, FL
Oct 25 The State Theater Tampa, FL
Oct 26 Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Oct 27 Greene Street Club Greensboro, NC
Oct 28 The Recher Theatre Baltimore, MD
Oct 30 TLA Philadelphia, PA
Oct 31 Northern Lights Albany, NY
Nov 01 Best Buy Theatre New York, NY
Nov 02 Palladium Worcester, MA
Nov 03 Corona Theatre Montreal, Canada
Nov 04 The Guvernment Toronto, Canada
Nov 06 Mr. Smalls Theatre Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 07 House of Blues Cleveland, OH
Nov 08 Royal Oak Music Theatre Royal Oak, MI
Nov 09 House of Blues Chicago, IL
Nov 10 Cabooze Minneapolis, MN
Nov 12 The Summit Music Hall Denver, CO
Nov 14 In the Venue Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 16 El Corazon Seattle, WA
Nov 17 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
Nov 18 Ace of Spades Sacramento, CA
Nov 20 SLIMS San Francisco, CA

Battlecross Release New LIve Video- In Pittsburgh 8/14 Tresspass America Festival

Detroit, MI’s BATTLECROSS and Bloody-Disgusting.com have just released a brand new, live music video for the track ‘Kaleb’, cut from the band’s latest Metal Blade Records release, Pursuit of Honor. The video happens to be directed and edited by Ryan Glisan of death metal band and label-mate Allegaeon. The live footage in the video was filmed at the July 13th kick off date of the TRESPASS AMERICA festival in Broomfield, CO.

“Kaleb is the one song on the album that I’m the most proud of because I wrote it about my son,” states vocalist Kyle “Gumby” Gunther. “To have this be the track that Ryan used is really special to me, because seeing the intensity of our first arena show with such a hard-hitting song really gives the world a good idea of how much I love my boy. As a band, we’ll never forget that show. We were nervous as all hell!”

The TRESPASS AMERICA festival is still at large, also featuring headliners Five Finger Death Punch, with support from Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Emmure, Pop Evil, and God Forbid. Amidst the festival routing, BATTLECROSS will headline the Apocalypse stage at 9:45pm on Saturday, August 11th at Heavy MTL in Montreal, QC. You can learn more about Heavy MTL here: www.heavymtl.com

In other news, the band’s first single, ‘Push Pull Destroy’, has just reached its 1 millionth view on YouTube. The single has been featured on Sirius XM Liquid Metal’s Devil’s Dozen list for the last 40 weeks and is also featured on the free TRESPASS AMERICA festival sampler, available on Amazon.com.

See below for all confirmed BATTLECROSS tour dates and stay tuned for more updates coming soon.

BATTLECROSS touring with the TRESPASS AMERICA Festival:

7 Oswego, NY – Oswego Speedway
8 Glens Falls, NY – Glens Falls Civic Center
9 S. Burlington, VT – Higher Ground (off date w/ God Forbid)
10 Scarborough, ME – Scarborough Downs
11 Montreal, QC – HEAVY MTL
12 Buffalo, NY – Broadway Joes (BATTLECROSS only)
14 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE (indoor stage)
15 Wallingford, CT – Oakdale Theatre
17 Worchester, MA – DCU Center
18 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
19 Philadelphia, PA – Penn’s Landing – Festival Pier
21 Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Uptown
22 Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Civic Coliseum
24 Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre
25 Rio Rancho, NM – Santa Ana Star Center
26 Phoenix, AZ – Comercia Theatre
27 Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon (BATTLECROSS only)
28 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

BATTLECROSS post-Trespass America tour dates:
31 Shreveport, LA – The Riverside Warehouse (w/ God Forbid)

1 Memphis, TN – Newby’s (w/ God Forbid)
2 Louisville, KY – Phoenix Hill Tavern (w/ God Forbid)

7-10 Mayhem Festival Cruise – Departing from Port of Miami, FL to the Bahamas