FORTUNE CHILD Releases New Single, “Far”!

Jacksonville, FL based Rock band FORTUNE CHILD has released their debut single, “Far.” Featuring heavy, classic rock guitar riffs, funk basslines, and soaring vocals, “Far” is the first single off of the band’s upcoming, Kevin Elson (JOURNEYMR. BIG) produced, debut LP, Close to the Sun, due out in early March .

“It’s a fusion of what we’ve heard in the past and what we hear in our heads. An homage to the pioneers of Rock n’ Roll and also our way of bringing it into the modern age.” – FORTUNE CHILD

Click HERE to Pre-Order / Save “Far” Online!

FORTUNE CHILD Producer KEVIN ELSON with JOURNEY, Second From Right
FORTUNE CHILD with Producer KEVIN ELSON, Far Right.

Deprive a person of something, and they will surely go out and find it. In an age where Rock N’ Roll has fallen by the wayside, few have heeded the call to preserve its integrity and importance in most of the music we hear today. It’s time to put the question to rest: Rock N’ Roll is here to stay, and Fortune Child will be manning the ship.

Founded in Jacksonville, Florida in 2021, it is no secret that these lovers of good ol’ fashioned Rock were inspired by the likes of Led ZeppelinLynyrd Skynyrd, Alice in ChainsThe Black Crowes and so many more. The four-piece band plans to take the Rock N’ Roll scene by storm, and to remind the people of what truly matters: the music itself.

The band is comprised of Christian Powers on vocals, Buddy Crump on lead guitar, Melanie Jo on drums (previously of Billy Gibbons and the BFGs), and Jon Ward on bass and has quickly garnered significant support from the Southeast US Rock N’ Roll scene opening for national touring acts such as Blacktop Mojo. They will continue to do so as they leave crowds wanting more and more after each show. It’s loud, it’s dirty, and it’s down-right badass. Fortune Child is a force to be reckoned with. For 2022, the band has partnered with legendary rock producer Kevin Elson of JourneyMr. BigEurope, and Lynyrd Skynyrd to produce their full length debut album Close to the Sun, due out in early March. It’s one you won’t want to miss!

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BLOODYWOOD Tears Through Europe into the UK!

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New Delhi based Indian Metal band BLOODYWOOD’s ‘RAJ AGAINST THE MACHINE TOUR’ has left a path of sonic destruction through Germany and France on their way to the United Kingdom. The band will be hitting the UK like a hammer on July 24th in Bristol, England before winding through the UK, including a sold out London show on July 27th. The tour wraps up at the legendary WACKEN OPEN AIR in Wacken, Germany and TAMAN FESTIVAL in Krasnodar, Russia on August 8th.

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The tour launched July 13th at DONG OPEN AIR in Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany where the band received a roaring ovation.

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Wiesloch, Germany – SOLD OUT!

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Paris, France – A line around the block for a SOLD OUT show!

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A packed house in Berlin, DE.

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The Indian flag being waived during the band’s set at Dong Open Air.

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Raj Against The Machine Tour Dates:
07/24 @ The Lanes – Bristol, England
07/25 @ Rescue Rooms – Nottingham, England
07/26 @ Rebellion – Manchester, England
07/27 @ o2 Academy Islington – London, England – SOLD OUT
07/29 @ Craufurd Arms – Milton Keynes, England
08/01 @ Wacken Open Air – Wacken, Germany
08/03 @ Taman Festival – Krasnodar, Russia


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


PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS: Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue Streaming In Full At Revolver

PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS: Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue Streaming In Full At Revolver Alongside A Live Video Of “Finger Me;” Record To Drop Friday Via Housecore Records
[photo by Jody Dorignac]

“…Fifty minutes of gnarly, vicious extreme metal…” — Revolver
Stream / Share PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS’ Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue atTHIS LOCATION.
The wait is nearly over! Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue, the raging new full-length from PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, will descend upon the masses this Friday, January 26th. Revolver is offering up an advance taste of the record alongside a live video of “Finger Me.”
Hear Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue now courtesy of Revolver at THIS LOCATION.
Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue will see release on CD, vinyl, and digital formats in North America via Housecore Records and in Europe by Season Of Mist. Physical preorder bundles are currently available via the Housecore Store at THIS LOCATION. For digital orders, point your browser HERE.
PHILIP H. ANSELMO hasn’t just paved his own path; he’s bulldozed it with his bare hands. His primal, powerful presence led Pantera to Grammy Award nominations, sales of twenty million albums worldwide, legions of diehard fans, and an indisputable heavy metal legacy. Simultaneously, Down carved out a distinct niche with a gold-selling debut and three more critically acclaimed releases. Superjoint made a triumphant return in 2016 and in the midst of everything, ANSELMO joined Scour alongside members of Pig Destroyer and Cattle Decapitation and teamed up with horror icon Bill Moseley for the Bill & Phil project. However, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS speaks to a certain need for him.
Instead of treading the same ground, ANSELMO and his bandmates in THE ILLEGALS, open up another doorway altogether with their 2018 sophomore release, Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue. It’s extreme, abrasive, aggressive, and anthemic. In other words, it’s purely ANSELMO.
Following up 2013’s Walk Through Exits Only, this new body of work hinges on no holds-barred lyrical misanthropy and insurgent instrumental intricacy as it sharpens any and all edges to guillotine precision. “It ain’t pretty,” ANSELMO exclaims. “It’s more straightforward and cohesive to a degree, but it still goes off the rails here and there. We went through it song after song cut and fucking dry. I was in a specific mindset. I wanted to further my endeavors into a genre of music that I adore. As all ten songs blow by, I wanted an unforgiving feel. This is what was on my mind. It’s a recorded capsule of time.”
Following a successful maiden touring cycle for THE ILLEGALS, the frontman hunkered down at his home studio in Louisiana to record what would become Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue in 2014 and 2015. The lineup shifted as Stephen Taylor (Superjoint) transitioned from bass to guitar, Mike DeLeon (Flesh Horder, Being Killed, ex-MOD et al) joined as a guitarist, and Walter Howard (Grieved, Oppressive Force) took over bass duties. Meanwhile, Jose Manuel “Blue” Gonzalez (Superjoint, Warbeast) held down the drums. Through rigorous rehearsals and writing sessions, a framework for the new music took shape as ANSELMO wholeheartedly welcomed the ideas of his cohorts.
“Their creative input is fucking fantastic,” beams ANSELMO. “This is something that was very different from the first record where I was very staunch. I wanted it to be ugly. I was very firm that I was writing every fucking note. The thought was, ‘This is my contribution to ugly music right this second in a heavy metal vein.’ That was great at the time. Walk Through Exits Only made its own little statement that I am a free agent and I belong to no single band. This time, I worked closely with everyone. We tried different ideas together. It made the spirit of this thing come alive even more because of the enthusiasm these guys bring. It enhanced the integrity of the project.”
“Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue hits with all the subtlety of a jackhammer in the forehead. This is unquestionably one of the angriest and heaviest albums of ANSELMO‘s career.” — Exclaim
“An ever-shifting fusillade of extreme groove prog…” — Decibel
“…strong, powerful and ugly…this record has everything one would want from a PHILIP H. ANSELMO project – testosterone-filled, aggressive, no-nonsense metal with attitude… some of the heaviest, most brutal metal he has created to date…” — Metal Nexus
“…an album that is pure mayhem on the surface and sublimely intelligent underneath.” — The Void Report
“…heavy, vicious and angry…a perfect storm of extreme metal chaos…” — Hellbound
“The sheer anger PHIL communicates in his most crushing vocal lines and the mind melting assault of these tracks speaks of a world few of us are truly comfortable with. ANSELMO and the gang are pulling apart societies problems and forcing us to choke on them.” — Two Guys Metal Reviews
“…a brutal album, heavy in attack but chaotic in style and grandeur.” — The Rock Pit
“Every song is full of relentless anxiety, tension, and malice. Seeking solace is not in the cards as the death-tinged hardcore brutality within this album is terrifying. However, there is a bit of a cathartic release that only the tortured vocals of PHIL ANSELMO can provide.” — Metal Wani

High-energy Boston pop punk band Bleacher Days 12/12 at Black Forge

The high-energy Boston pop punk band Bleacher Days will be setting out on tour next month with Riviera (who recently performed at the Warped Rewind at Sea event). The punk package will be stopping in Pittsburgh on 12/12 at Black Forge.

Bleacher Days’ new EP I only Saw True Purpose will be out on 12/8 and was produced by Chris Piquette (Trophy Wives, Lions Lions). You can see a music video for the single “Once Again” here: The angst-charged, introspective songs on the new EP are poppy, but still pack enough punch to keep the mosh pits moving. Vocalist Wren Mohammed says the new record “is the product of frustration resulting from our lives and our relationships. The songs are a blunt chronicle of the back end of a 7 year relationship I was in and start to finish, each song is just frustration.

Boston-based pop punk band Bleacher Days has arrived with a new music video for their single “Some Strain of You,” premiering with Idobi Radio. The track comes via the band’s new EP I Only Saw True Purpose that was produced by Chris Piquette (Trophy WivesLions Lions).

The EP as a whole is essentially chronicling the end of a 7 year relationship I was in,” says vocalist Wren Mohammed. “‘Some Strain Of You’ functions as the moment you realize future plans you may have envisioned with someone simply aren’t gonna go the way you planned all this time, while also working as a criticism for someone using substances (be it drugs, alcohol or even an over usage of escapism such as television or video games) to deal with those negative emotions, as well as criticizing your own naivety. Those things, though they may numb the pain, are simply not healthy for you in such large and frequent doses. You’ve got to rid yourself of bad habits for yourself, and no one else.

When asked about the video, Mohammed told Idobi “Honestly the video was kind of spontaneous. We hit up our boy Dan Fried (Just Fly Casual) and sent him the song, not really knowing what we wanted to do with it. He had the idea of shooting the gang in some cool spots. So we brainstormed and just went to some places around Massachusetts we thought we look cool on camera haha. It all worked out because we ended up going places where we all had some memories with certain people that we didn’t exactly want to think about, and we managed to make new memories through shooting the video. So like recording the EP itself, the experience was wicked cathartic. It’s a real good look into who we are as people and how interact with each other. Some of our friends even make some guest appearances in it!

Bleacher Days will be setting out on tour this December with Riviera (who recently performed at the Warped Rewind at Sea event). The punk package will start in Stroudsburgh, PA and end in Attleboro, MA on 12/16 (full list of dates below).

In its first year of hard work, Bleacher Days has made an immediate impact on New England shows, rallying bands together and promoting in person on their way to selling out a 250 cap room with their most recent headliner. A feeling of camaraderie consumes the room when the band takes the stage and the relationships within the band run deeper than the band’s one year age would suggest. Longtime friends, past musical projects, and once abandoned ideas is what brought Bleacher Days together.

I Only Saw True Purpose is available now on Spotify.

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Tour Dates:
12/8 Stroudsburgh, PA @ Sherman Theater
12/9 Winchester, VA @ Blue Fox
12/10 Chicago, IL @ Township
12/11 Cleveland, OH @ Marshall’s Locker Room
12/12 Pittsburgh, PA @ Black Forge 
12/13 Columbus, OH @ Donato’s Basement
12/14 Erie, PA @ Basement Transmissions
12/15 West Haven, CT @ The Cave
12/16 Attleboro, MA @ Patterson Creations

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ALBEZ DUZ: Occult Doom Rock Collective Premieres “Sacred Flame” At Decibel

unnamed-4Wings Of Tzinacan is the impending new full-length from German, occult doom rock rock collectiveALBEZ DUZ. Emerging from the dark corners of Berlin in 2006, ALBEZ DUZ — old High German for “swan” (Albex) and “noisiness” or “rush” “Duz” – was forged by Eugen “Impurus” Herbst initially as a one-man side project. The band’s ominous debut was recorded in 2009 with singer Lars Kaeding. Following Kaeding’s death however, the band stepped into the shadows for the next three years. With a lingering fire and purpose, Herbst continued to write for ALBEZ DUZ and, after an exhaustive search, crossed paths with Alfonso Brito whose voice seemed destined for the project. In September 2014, the duo brought the band’s second album The Coming Of Mictlan to life via Iron Bonehead Records and Archaic Sound. They began performing live shortly after.
ALBEZ DUZ has since shared the stage with iconic acts such as Primordial and Swans as well as other rising talent including Bölzer, Ascension, and Hexvessel. In a short time, the Berliners established themselves as a force in the European underground and elicited high praise from both critics and audiences alike. ALBEZ DUZ recently completed its third full-length album, the thunderingWings Of Tzinacan, at The Source Studios Munich with producer and audio engineer Michael Zech (Secrets Of The Moon, Triptykon, Ascension etc.) at the helm. Guitarist Julia Neuman has joined their ranks, solidifying the band as an unstoppable power trio.
In advance of the release, today Decibel Magazine premieres ALBEZ DUZ epic “Sacred Flame.” Offers Neuman of the track, “Despite being a journey of a track at over ten minutes long, ‘Sacred Flame’ was written almost entirely in one burst. When we were in the studio recording, we all had goosebumps listening to Alfonso’s vocal takes. There was a haunting energy there that definitely comes across in the song.”
Adds Decibel, “At nearly ten minutes long, ‘Sacred Flame’ isn’t lacking in the length department.ALBEZ DUZ shows off moments of calm stillness standing in stark contrast to the thundering doom that the occult rockers also deliver on the song.”

Lose yourself in the crushing sounds of ALBEZ DUZ’s “Sacred Flame” at THIS LOCATION.
Wings Of Tzinacan will see release via Listenable Records in Europe on October 21st, 2016 followed by a North American release of October 28th, 2016. Preorder bundles are currently available at THIS LOCATION.
With a twilight performance at the prestigious Speckjaga Funkenflug Festival already checked off the band’s list in 2016, and other appearances scheduled, ALBEZ DUZ is burning its flame higher and brighter, ready to cast a spell on the globe and initiate a new chapter in doom. The gates are open! Fans of Saint Vitus, Count Raven, Tiamat, Hawkwind, Jex Thoth, Pentagram, and the like have been warned.

Pixies new Tenement Song

Listen to new song ‘Tenement Song’ on your chosen streaming platform HERE
Watch the new video HERE.
‘Tenement Song’ now available as an instant grat download with ‘Head Carrier’ pre-orders on iTunes, download HERE
Pre-order new album ‘Head Carrier’ on Limited Edition Box Set, Heavyweight Vinyl in Gatefold Sleeve, and CD Digipack at
LIVE – 2016 / 2017
Nov 15: Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria
Nov 16: Hala Arena, Poznan, Poland
Nov 17: Forum Karlin, Prague, Czech Republic
Nov 18: Auditorium Stravinski, Montreux, Switzerland
Nov 20: Sant Jordi Club, Barcelona, Spain
Nov 21: Coliseu, Porto, Portugal
Nov 23: Zenith, Paris, France
Nov 24: Palladium, Köln, Germany
Nov 25: Lotto, Antwerp, Belgium
Nov 27: HMH, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov 28: Brixton Academy, London, UK (SOLD OUT)
Nov 29: Brixton Academy, London, UK (SOLD OUT)
Nov 30: Academy, Leeds, UK (SOLD OUT)
Dec 02: Barrowland, Glasgow, UK (SOLD OUT)
Dec 03: Academy, Newcastle, UK (SOLD OUT)
Dec 04: Apollo, Manchester, UK (SOLD OUT)
Dec 06: Brixton Academy, London, UK
Dec 07: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, UK
Dec 08: Academy, Birmingham, UK (SOLD OUT)
Mar 02: Brisbane Riverstage, Australia
Mar 04: Melbourne Margaret Court Arena, Australia
Mar 07: Sydney Hordern Pavilion, Australia
Get tickets to all live dates HERE.

L-R:  David Lovering, Paz Lenchantin, Joey Santiago, Black Francis
L-R: David Lovering, Paz Lenchantin, Joey Santiago, Black Francis

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20 Buck Spin Announces Partnership With Soulfood Music Distribution In Europe

Critically acclaimed US-based metal label, 20 Buck Spin, today announces a new deal for physical and digital distribution throughout the European continent, pairing up with Germany’s Soulfood Music Distribution.


The first new 20 Buck Spin releases to benefit from Soulfood’s distribution muscle will be CAULDRON BLACK RAM‘s Stalagmire LP/CD, to be released in Europe on April 4th and the debut 12″ from DEAD IN THE MANGER, titled Transience, to be released in Europe on May 2nd. Additionally, a selection of 20 Buck Spin back-catalog titles will also be made available to the European market via Soulfood.


“Soulfood has an incredible roster of labels both large and small, some of my favorites, so it was an easy decision to join with them when offered the chance,” said 20 Buck Spin owner, David Adelson. “With Soulfood’s help I’m looking forward to further exposing the European continent to the horror of the 20 Buck Spin roster.”