Godsmack Writing New Record

Looks like Sully Erna and the boys are up to no good again.  They just posted on their Facebook the picture below and saying, “That’s right mother fuckers!! We are in FL writing for the next album!”  According to Loudwire.com, “The band took some time off in 2013 to recharge their batteries and allow members to work on other projects. Frontman Sully Erna played some solo shows, and also resumed his poker playing career.  Erna also did some movie work this year, playing a lead role in the film ‘Army of the Damned.’ He plays a sheriff who uncovers more than he bargained for when answering a domestic disturbance call”.

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POP EVIL DEBUT NEW MUSIC VIDEO

POP EVIL has debuted a brand new music video today for their single, “Purple.” Click HERE to view! A montage of tour footage put together by director Andrew Johnson during the band’s massive touring done over the past year shows the band has a lot in store for their fans in 2013.

POP EVIL have been touring since early 2011 in support of their latest record, “War Of Angels.” They recently finished a highly successful run on the TRESSPASS AMERICA TOUR supporting FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH & KILLSWITCH ENGAGE.

The band is currently on the road in Canada supporting label-mates BLACK LABEL SOCIETY.

The band will be setting sail on this years SHIPROCKED TOUR 2012. GODSMACK & KORN are slated to headline, along with FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, P.O.D., SEVENDUST, IN THIS MOMENT plus many more supporting. Frontman Leigh Kakaty weighs in;

“We are very excited to be a part of this heavy weight line up of bands this year on Shiprocked. It’s going to be the Mother of all Cruises. Pop Evil is ready to set sail!”

SHIPROCKED sets sail November 27th through December 1st 2012, For full details and to purchase tickets, go to their official website.

Directed by Nathan “Karma” Cox, POP EVIL released their latest video for “Boss’s Daughter” this spring to much critical praise. Starring Playboy Playmate Jessa Hinton and featuring co-writer, Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars, the video has been named one of VEVO’s “Top 25 Rock videos of 2012, so far.”

Dead Sara Release New Tour Video Full of Fan Submitted Photos

Dead Sara has released a new tour video featuring personal fan submitted photos alongside live footage of the band for the song “We Are What You Say” (Fan Edition), from their self-titled debut album. The video, directed by Jared Sagal of Rockerazzi Films, also includes never-before-seen live concert and behind-the-scenes footage of the band, all taken from recent tours with Chevelle, The Used, The Vans Warped Tour, and the Sunset Strip Music Festival. The video is now premiering exclusively online at Alternative Press: http://www.altpress.com/aptv/video/video_premiere_dead_sara_we_are_what_we_say. Dead Sara is currently on the road with The Offspring and Neon Trees in the U.S., before heading overseas to Europe this fall for a U.K. tour with Twin Atlantic and the Vans Warped Tour show in London. Additional tour dates will be announced.

Revolver says “the buzz around LA-based hard-rock outfit Dead Sara is reaching fever pitch” and indeed it is. The group has been earning accolades from radio and critics alike, while winning over fans coast-to-coast. Rolling Stone recalled the band “blending blues, hard rock and punk into a whirling energy,” with The Village Voice going on to illustrate them as a “sort of twisted-blues hard rock that feels like the product of people really enjoying playing the shit out of their instruments,” adding “If there’s any justice, especially in this year when the word ‘rock’ signifies a genre that is in flux enough so as to be anyone’s game, Dead Sara will stake their claim as a new kind of standard-bearer.”

Dead Sara’s 11-track self-titled debut, produced by Noah Shain (Atreyu, As Tall As Lions, Sonny Moore/Skrillex), is driven by the dynamic duo of two talented young women, singer Emily Armstrong and guitarist Siouxsie Medley. The band is rounded out by bassist Chris Null and drummer Sean Friday, creating an electrifying four-piece rock band whose supercharged music is propelled by Medley’s exhilarating, monster guitar riffs and Armstrong’s powerful, wailing vocals. Praised for their blazing impassioned rock and catchy guitar melodies, Dead Sara embody everything you want from a young, hungry, unpredictable and enigmatic rock band.
DEAD SARA CONFIRMED TOUR DATES:

DATE VENUE CITY/STATE
October 2 San Jose Civic Auditorium San Jose, CA w/The Offspring, Neon Trees
October 5 Hollywood Palladium Los Angeles, CA w/The Offspring, Neon Trees
October 6 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Houston, TX
(BuzzFest with The Toadies, Three Days Grace, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Silversun Pickups and more)
October 7 KDGE show @ Trees Dallas, TX
October 24 The Midland by AMC Kansas City, MO
October 27 WGRD Halloween Hellraiser Grand Rapids, MI
November 1 O2 Academy Newcastle Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK w/Twin Atlantic
November 3 O2 Academy Birmingham Birmingham, UK w/Twin Atlantic
November 6 O2 Academy Bristol Bristol, UK w/Twin Atlantic
November 7 Southampton Guildhall Southampton, UK w/Twin Atlantic
November 8 O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire London, UK w/Twin Atlantic
November 10 London Alexandra Palace London, UK w/Vans Warped Tour
November 27 Shiprocked Concert Cruise Ft. Lauderdale, FL
(with Godsmack, Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, P.O.D., Sevendust, Filter, Fuel, and many more)
* Additional dates TBA

Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival August 31 @First Niagara

The third annual Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival will kick off August 17 in Kansas City, MO, criss-crossing the U.S. before wrapping September 30 in Albuquerque, NM. Please see below for the current tour dates, cities and venues.

Tickets for most shows go on sale Friday, June 15 and are affordably priced between $15 and $75 (plus fees). Go to http://www.RockstarUPROAR.com for full details and to purchase tickets. In addition, exclusive Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival meet & greet and VIP packages will be available.

Also, visit http://www.RockstarUPROAR.com/UPROARTV to see a new video clip of some of this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival bands announcing this year’s tour dates and talking about what to expect at the shows.

The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival main stage will feature performances from multiplatinum rock bands Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind and Papa Roach, along with breaking band Adelitas Way. In addition, the Ernie Ball Stage and Jägermeister Stage in the festival area will include performances from multiplatinum headliner P.O.D., as well as up-and-coming artists Deuce, Fozzy, Redlight King, Mindset Evolution (winner of the 2011 UPROAR Battle Of The Bands), In This Moment, Thousand Foot Krutch, Candlelight Red and a local Battle Of The Bands winner.

Look for details about the 2012 Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands powered by Imagen Records to be announced next week, and go to http://www.RockstarUPROAR.com/battleofthebands for more info.

The current Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival tour dates are as follows:

*Thousand Foot Krutch will not be performing at this show
**Fozzy and Thousand Foot Krutch will not be performing at this show
◊In This Moment will not be performing at this show
†In This Moment and Thousand Foot Krutch will not be performing at this show
‡Fozzy, Redlight King and In This Moment will not be performing at this show
Date Market Venue
Fri. 8/17 Kansas City, MO Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone *
Sat. 8/18 Little Rock, AR Arkansas State Fairgrounds (KDJE Radio Show) *
Sun. 8/19 St. Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre **
Tue. 8/21 Grand Rapids, MI Rock The Rapids (downtown)
main stage bands only
Wed. 8/22 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre *
Fri. 8/24 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center *
Sat. 8/25 Syracuse, NY New York State Fair *
Sun. 8/26 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center *
Tue. 8/28 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain *
Wed. 8/29 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center **
Fri. 8/31 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion *
Sat. 9/1 Saratoga, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center *
Sun. 9/2 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live *
Wed. 9/5 Simpsonville, SC Charter Amphitheatre at Heritage Park *
Fri. 9/7 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre ◊
Sat. 9/8 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center †
Sun. 9/9 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center ◊
Tue. 9/11 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek ◊
Wed. 9/12 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood ◊
Thu. 9/13 Tampa, FL 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre ◊
Sat. 9/15 Houston, TX Woodlands Pavilion †
Sun. 9/16 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion ◊
Tue. 9/18 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheater ‡
Wed. 9/19 Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre ◊
Fri. 9/21 Spokane, WA Greyhound Park and Events Center ◊
Sat. 9/22 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre ◊
Sun. 9/23 Portland, OR Sleep Country Amphitheater ◊
Tue. 9/25 Boise, ID Idaho Center Amphitheater ◊
Sat. 9/29 Phoenix, AZ Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion †
Sun. 9/30 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion †
The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival will entertain fans for a full afternoon and evening, with performances from the hottest rock bands, along with a concourse midway featuring band autograph signings, vendors and other activities.

The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival is proud to continue its alliance with Child Find of America, a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and resolution of child abduction. In addition, the Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival has joined forces with MusiCares®, a nonprofit health and human service organization established in 1989 by The Recording Academy® that helps members of the music industry in times of financial, medical and personal hardship. Various fundraising and awareness campaigns will be implemented to support these two charities. More information can be found at http://www.RockstarUPROAR.com/causes.

The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival is made possible through the support of sponsors including Rockstar Energy Drink, Ernie Ball, Jägermeister, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, Army, Imagen Records, Truth, Lunarpages, Matador Beef Jerky, Schecter Guitars, South Surf, Slurpee, and Zippo Lighters.

http://www.RockstarUPROAR.com
http://www.facebook.com/RockstarUPROAR
http://twitter.com/#!/rockstaruproar
http://www.youtube.com/user/RockstarUPROAR
About Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival

The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival is produced by John Reese and John Oakes of Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), CAA’s Darryl Eaton and Ryan Harlacher and Live Nation’s Perry Lavoisne. Since its inception in 2010, the touring festival’s attendance continues to grow, with nearly 325,000 in attendance in 2011. SGE is one of the world’s premier music festival production companies. With hundreds of live events worldwide each year, SGE works with agencies, brands and musical talent to produce or co-produce concerts across various genres and interests.

CARNIVAL OF MADNESS Featuring EVANESCENCE, CHEVELLE, HALESTORM and NEW MEDICINE


CARNIVAL OF MADNESS, the annual touring rock extravaganza, will make its roaring return with rock titans EVANESCENCE, CHEVELLE, HALESTORM and NEW MEDICINE. Kicking off Tuesday, July 31 in Springfield, IL, the 2012 trek will hit major cities across the U.S. including Boston, Baltimore, Atlanta, Nashville, Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee and Pittsburgh (see full itinerary below). Select radio pre-sale tickets will be available beginning Tuesday, May 22; Carnival of Madness fan club members can begin purchasing tickets Wednesday, May 23; artist fan club pre-sales start Thursday, May 24; and general public on-sale begins Friday, June 1. Please note that Halestorm will be performing on the majority of the tour. For more information on purchasing tickets, visit http://carnivalofmadness.com/.
EVANESCENCE has sold more than 25 million records worldwide with more than 10 million in the U.S. alone. The band’s global, Top 10 hit singles “Bring Me To Life” and “My Immortal”–off their 2003 major-label debut Fallen (Wind-up Records)–led the group to two Grammy Awards (Best New Artist and Best Hard Rock Performance for “Bring Me To Life”). Propelling the band to sales of more than 15 million albums worldwide, Fallen spent over 100 weeks on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and was certified gold or platinum in over 35 countries. The band’s follow up was 2006’s The Open Door, which sold more than 6 million copies worldwide and spawned the hit “Call Me When You’re Sober.” In October of 2011, they released their highly anticipated third studio album Evanescence, which marked the band’s first album in five years and debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 album charts. The newly released album has spawned hit tracks “What You Want,” “Made Of Stone,” and “My Heart Is Broken.” Check out the video for “My Heart Is Broken” which has been viewed over 5 million times online: http://youtu.be/f1QGnq9jUU0.
“We’re really looking forward to the Carnival of Madness tour this summer. We love Chevelle and haven’t hit the road together in years, and I’m really stoked to finally be playing some shows with Halestorm. Naturally I’m a fan of strong women in music and Lzzy’s voice is spectacular,” said front woman AMY LEE about the upcoming tour.
EVANESCENCE is AMY LEE (vocals, piano), TERRY BALSAMO (guitar), TROY MCLAWHORN (guitar), TIM MCCORD (bass) and WILL HUNT (drums). For more information, please visit their website, http://www.evanescence.com.
Platinum-selling alternative hard rock trio CHEVELLE–PETE LOEFFLER (Guitars, Vocals), SAM LOEFFLER (Drums) and DEAN BERNARDINI (Bass, Vocals)–released their latest and sixth full-length album Hats Off To The Bull (Epic Records) late 2011. The album debuted on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at #19 and is being hailed as one of the finest albums of the band’s long and successful career. The explosive debut single, “Face To The Floor,” dominated the rock charts, claiming the #1 spot at Active Rock for 13 weeks. With a hypnotic and grinding riff, the song rails against the corporate corruption of Bernie Madoff and Wall Street and is a testament to the band’s songwriting prowess and eternal knack for a hit. The Chicago group’s latest single “Hats Off To The Bull” is following the same trajectory, shooting up the Active Rock chart, currently occupying the #3 position. A newly released video for the title track can be seen here: http://youtu.be/4MRLd1Cgbdg.
Pennsylvania quartet HALESTORM returned in April 2012 with their second full-length, The Strange Case of…. (Atlantic Records) after scoring two top 10 singles (“I Get Off” and “It’s Not You”) from their self-titled debut album and touring steadily with acts as diverse as Shinedown, Stone Sour, Disturbed, Megadeth, Papa Roach, Godsmack and countless others. Musically diverse and emotionally revealing, the album resonates with a newfound poignancy that takes HALESTORM–frontwoman LZZY HALE, drummer AREJAY HALE, guitarist JOE HOTTINGER and bassist JOSH SMITH–to a new level of creative achievement. The first single “Love Bites (So Do I)” is a storming rocker that illustrates frontwoman LZZY HALE’s individuality, sense of humor, and willingness to represent young women in today’s fast-paced society. The massive hit reached the Top Spot at Active Rock and is currently #2. Watch the official video here: http://youtu.be/FmkHqUwa4zg.
NEW MEDICINE–JAKE SCHERER (Vocals), DAN GARLAND (Guitar), MATTHEW BRADY (Bass) and RYAN GUANZON (Drums)–injects a little hope into hard rock on their debut album, Race You To The Bottom (Photo Finish Records). Each song tells a story, whether it’s about the loss of a loved one on “Little Sister” or the state of the world on “Race You To The Bottom.” “Laid,” the album’s first single, examines relationship troubles with a combination of wit and wisdom. The song is a propulsive lovelorn rocker that sugarcoats nothing. Scherer, who co-wrote the song with producers S*A*M & Sluggo, reveals, “It’s about an experience with a girl who’s the ultimate wild child. She gets under your skin, drives you totally crazy and she’s gone.” Their latest track at radio, “Race You To The Bottom,” has gone on to sell over 11,000 copies and the video for the song, which recently debuted on AOL’s Noisecreep, can be seen here: http://youtu.be/VjxE2RTevMQ.
For up-to-the-minute news on CARNIVAL OF MADNESS, visit http://carnivalofmadness.com/, http://www.facebook.com/CarnivalofMadness and www.twitter.com/carnivalmadness.

CARNIVAL OF MADNESS Tour Dates:

DATE CITY VENUE
w/ Evanescence, Chevelle, Halestorm and New Medicine:
TUE
7/31
Springfield, IL Prairie Capital Convention Center
WED
8/1
Columbus, OH LC Pavilion
FRI
8/3
Atlantic City, NJ House Of Blues
SAT
8/4
Chester, PA Harrah’s Chester Downs
MON
8/6
Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
TUE
8/7
Baltimore, MD Pier Six
WED
8/8
Charlotte, NC (**) Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
FRI
8/10
Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
SAT
8/11
Gulfport, MS Jones Park
MON
8/13
Belton, TX Bell County Expo
TUE
8/14
Laredo, TX Laredo Energy Center
WED
8/15
Midland, TX Midland Horseshoe Arena
FRI
8/17
Lubbock, TX Venue TBA
SAT
8/18
El Paso, TX Don Haskins Center
MON
8/20
Sioux City, IA Venue TBA
TUE
8/21
Milwaukee, WI (*) Eagles Ballroom
THU
8/23
Grand Rapids, MI (**) Rock The Rapids – Downtown
FRI
8/24
Detroit, MI DTE Music Theatre
SUN
8/26
Chicago, IL Toyota Park
TUE
8/28
Pittsburgh, PA (**) Stage AE
WED
8/29
Holmdel, NJ PNC Amphiteatre
THU
8/30
Uncasville, CT (**) Mohegan Sun
SUN
9/2
Buffalo, NY (**) Venue TBA
WED
9/5
Evansville, IN Venue TBA

(*) Show features Evanescence and New Medicine with very special guests
(**) Show features Evanescence and Chevelle with very special guests