BLACKTOP MOJO Release Official Music Video for “Prodigal”

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Texas based hard rock band BLACKTOP MOJO has released the official music video for “Prodigal,” off of their most recent LP, Burn The Ships.

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“We had fun making the video with some of our good friends from our hometown acting out the main parts. We felt like the father-son dynamic in the video really reflected the song’s theme. The song is sort of autobiographical. It’s about the experience of growing up in a small town and always talking about ‘getting out’ one day. No matter where or how far you go, though, you always have a little bit of where you came from that you take with you.” – Matt James

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Burn The Ships Track Listing:
1. Where The Wind Blows
2. End Of Days
3. Burn The Ships
4. Prodigal
5. Shadows On The Wall
6. Sweat
7. Pyromaniac
8. 8000 Lines
9. Dog On A Leash
10. Make A Difference
11. Chains
12. Dream On
13. Underneath

Click to Download / Stream ‘Burn the Ships’

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A hard-driving Southern rock unit based out of Palestine, Texas, Blacktop Mojo’s fiery blend of post-grunge, classic rock, and metal falls somewhere between Soundgarden, Black Stone Cherry, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Founded in 2012 by frontman Matt James and drummer Nathan Gillis, the band eventually morphed into a five-piece with the additions of bass player Matt Curtis and guitarists Ryan Kiefer and Chuck Wepfer. They released their debut album, I Am, in 2014, followed by a heavy bout of touring that saw the group sharing the stage with a wide array of heavy hitters, including Bon Jovi, Sammy Hagar, Candlebox, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Black Stone Cherry, Shaman’s Harvest, Pop Evil, Puddle of Mudd, Drowning Pool and many others.

In 2017, the band teamed up with Muscle Shoals producer Jimmy Johnson for their highly anticipated sophomore outing Burn the Ships. The album was released via the band’s label, Cuhmon Records, in March of that year to critical acclaim. The record yielded two Top 40 hits on the Billboard Active Rock charts, with singles, “Where The Wind Blows” (#27) and the band’s cover of Aerosmith classic, “Dream On” (#31)

Throughout the rest of 2017 and 2018, the band toured heavily around North America in support of their record, getting added to major rock festival bills such as River City Rockfest, Louder Than Life, Rock Allegiance, The 25th annual Rockfest, Shiprocked, and many more. The band continues to all live together in “The Mojo Mansion” in Palestine, writing songs, recording and preparing for their 3rd full-length studio album entitled “Under The Sun” for release in 2019.

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Lead Vocals/ Rhythm Guitar- Matt James
Guitar/ Backing Vocals – Kenneth Irwin
Percussion – Nathan Gillis
Bass – Matt Curtis
Lead Guitar/ Backing Vocals- Ryan Kiefer

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Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 performing in the ‘Burgh

World-renowned, Billboard-charting solo guitarist John 5 (primarily recognized for his work as lead guitarist for multi-platinum artists Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson) will perform with his band The Creatures in support of his brand new live album, It’s Alive!, hitting stores this week. John is celebrated as one of the greatest guitarists of our generation, and among other accolades, has been named in the best guitarist categories in Guitar World, Total Guitar and Music Radar in the last year alone.

photo: Rob Fenn

2/15 – JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES @ HARD ROCK

230 W STATION SQUARE DR

TICKETS: $17 GA (purchase link)

DOORS: 7:30/SH: 8:00

About John 5:
In addition to Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson, John 5 has worked with a varied range of artists, playing session for Paul Stanley, Rod Stewart, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more. Slash has called John 5, “one of the most mind-blowing guitarists around” and Rob Zombie has dubbed him “a f***ing shredder”. John 5 has released eight solo albums to date, as well as a remix album, and has written music for the likes of Avril Lavigne, Garbage, Ricky Martin and others. His newest full-length studio release, Season Of The Witch, follows his previous solo work, Careful With That Axe, which debuted on the Billboard Heatseekers chart upon release in 2014.

John 5, 14-string guitarist Felix Martin and more

cypher16promo13/4 – CYPHER16 @ REX THEATER

1602 E CARSON STREET

$22 GA

DOORS: 5:30/SHOW: 6:30

*MAXIMALISM USA & CANADA TOUR 2017 W/ AMARANTHE, CITIZEN ZERO, FAILURE/ANTHEM & SMASH INTO PIECES

 

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About CYPHER16:

CYPHER16 have come a long way since their formation in 2007. Based in London, United Kingdom, the alternative metal outfit has made a name for themselves by playing with Dark Tranquility and Lacuna Coil and touring internationally, headlining the DeepWoods Festival abd IIT Delhi Blitzkrieg Show in India, by performing at Bloodstock and Hammerfest. In 2015, CYPHER16 followed up their 17-date tour withAmaranthe by performing in China on festivals headlined by the Scorpions and Killswitch Engage.

 

CYPHER16 is on the road in support of their debut LP The Great Surveyor which is out now. The Great Surveyor is produced by produced by Romesh Dodangoda (Motorhead, Bullet For My Valentine, Bring Me The Horizon).

  

felix53/8 – FELIX MARTIN @ JAMES STREET (BALLROOM)

422 FORELAND STREET

AGES: 21+

$12 GA

DOORS: 7:00/SHOW: 8:00

*ON TOUR WITH CONSIDER THE SOURCE

 

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About FELIX MARTIN:

Although Berklee-educated modern progressive/world fusion guitarist FELIX MARTIN’s popularity first exploded in 2012 with the release of his Live in Boston album via Prosthetic Records, he originally began shaping his unique performance techniques at the age of just 13. His unparalleled ability to perform a striking genre-blend of metal, jazz, progressive, world and Latin music while nimbly executing it with personally-designed 14 and 16-string guitars is what preserves Martin at the forefront of fusion music today.

 

FELIX MARTIN will release his new album, Mechanical Nations, on February 24. good portion of Mechanical Nations is inspired by industrialized South American locations and the hard work of the people. Musically, Martin’s goal with this album was to discover unique sounds on the electric guitar while blending rock and metal with a Latin spark.

 

john_5061-s4/11 – JOHN 5 @ HARD ROCK CAFE PITTSBURGH

230 W STATION SQUARE DRIVE

$17-$20

DOORS: 7:30/SHOW: 8:00

 

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About JOHN 5 – PS, he’s an LA local!

JOHN 5 has worked with a varied range of artists, performing as guitarist for some of the biggest headlining rock bands in the world such asRob Zombie and Marilyn Manson, as well as playing session with Paul Stanley, Rod Stewart, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more. Slash has called JOHN 5, “one of the most mind-blowing guitarists around” and Rob Zombie has dubbed him “a fucking shredder”. JOHN 5 has released seven solo albums to date, as well as a remix album, and has written music for the likes of Avril Lavigne, Garbage, Ricky Martinand others. His upcoming release, Season Of The Witch (out March 3) follows his previous solo work, Careful With That Axe, which debuted on the Billboard Heatseekers chart upon release in 2014.

Superjoint release “Caught Up In The Gears Of Application”

dsc_6635SUPERJOINT was resurrected in 2015 after the original band broke up a decade earlier. At the behest of the late Corey Mitchell, co-founder of The Housecore Horror Film Festival, SUPERJOINT founders Philip H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Scour, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Arson Anthem et al), Jimmy Bower (Down, Eyehategod), and Kevin Bond (Christ Inversion, Artimus Pyledriver et al) joined forces with longtime comrades, drummer José “Blue” Gonzalez (Warbeast, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals) and bassist Stephen Taylor (Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Woven Hand, 16 Horse Power). A new era of the band was born.

Consequently, the band members found true joy in playing together again. After just two tours, new material followed culminating in the scathing sounds of Caught Up In The Gears Of Application. “The minute we started writing, I knew this record would be brutal,” reflects Bower. “Sticking to our true hardcore roots and signature SUPERJOINT sound, we accomplished a record that needed to happen in today’s underground. It’s pissed off! After being on hiatus for eleven-plus years, the chance at a new SUPERJOINT record wasn’t something we took lightly. With newcomers Steven and Joey, we were psyched and eager to get in the Lair and start writing and after two tours with the new lineup, we were able to hit the writing hard! Didn’t take long to accomplish, and we stood and smirked at the playback of what would be the new SUPERJOINT record. With songs like ‘Receiving No Answer To The Knock’ and ‘Sociopathic Herd Delusion’ we had everything to smirk about! This record brings our viscous style of hardcore back to life. Pissed off with everything to prove, SUPERJOINT is back!”

Adds Anselmo of the offering, ““The overall theme means many things, or no things, but there is an underlying message regardless, about how modern technology — computers and all that comes with them, mainly — has affected our lives. As a musician, it has affected my life both negatively (music being stolen) and positively (being in touch with fellow musicians around the world and staying visible). But when looking at the broader spectrum, computer-land has given everyday people a platform in which to bellow like carnival barkers about anything and everything, humdrum or political, whether qualified or not, some with good intentions, some with disingenuous intentions, and some with ideas that lay somewhere in the middle, creating a mishmash of results.”

 

Preorders bundles for SUPERJOINT’s Caught Up In The Gears Of Application are available via Housecore at THIS LOCATION. For digital preorders, point your browser HERE or HERE.

SUPERJOINT will bring their venom to the stage for their official record release show on November 12th, 2016 in Dallas, their only US appearance of the year. Tickets are on sale now!

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SUPERJOINT:

11/12/2016 Gas Monkey Live! – Dallas, TX w/ Tombs, Warbeast, Wolvhammer, Protest [tickets]

 

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TUNE IN: Grouplove to Perform Tonight on The Late Late Show with James Corden

NEW ALBUM BIG MESS OUT NOW VIA
CANVASBACK MUSIC/ATLANTIC RECORDS
 
12:37 EST/PST* to watch Grouplove perform “Welcome To Your Life”
off their new album

Big Mess. 
*Check local listings
Big Mess was released last Friday via Canvasback Music/Atlantic Records 
and is available digitally HERE and physically HERE now. 
 
Next month, Grouplove will embark on the North American leg of their Big Mess World Tour. A complete list of upcoming live dates and ticket information can be found HERE.
 

Southern Hard Rockers PILLBUSTER to Release Self-Titled Album on August 6

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Virginia Beach hard rockers PILLBUSTER are thrilled to announce the upcoming release of their stoner rock-tinged self-titled full-length album, hitting stores on August 6, 2013 via Stonerkill Records. The album was recorded at Osceola Studios in Raleigh, NC with Dick Hodgin (COC,Velvet RevolverLynyrd Skynyrd). Fans can pre-order the record NOW on Amazon.com at this link.

 

“We spent the better part of a year putting our hearts and souls into the writing of this record. After performing it for our fans at several shows, we decided to solidify our project by recording at Dick Hodgin’s Osceola Studios in Raleigh, NC,” states PILLBUSTER guitarist Joe Festa. “Dick understood our sound from the beginning and really worked hard at capturing it. We initially went to him because of his portfolio, but we ended up getting so much more from him. He is as much a part of the sound of this record as any of us.”

 

Joe adds, “We really put everything we had into this and we hope our fans like it.  It’s just straight up in your face and raw, classic metal!”

 

PILLBUSTER names COC, Down, Clutch, Slayer, Fugazi, Metallica, and Agnostic Front as some of their major influences— those of which are unmistakable in the full-length. Get a taste of the gritty, hard-hitting new music now by checking out the brand new album teaser

 

 

Official Track Listing:

1.  Dying Next to You

2.  5th Helena Drive

3. Coincide

4.  Beast

5.  Revery (check out a promo video of the track ‘Revery’)

6.  Rhythm of Decline

7.  Apology

8.  Resolve

9.  Sinkhole

10.  Push

 

PILLBUSTER is set to perform on June 29th at Mugzy’s Grill, located at 1312 E. Pembroke Ave. in Hampton, VA. More information on this show is set to be released soon. The band is currently planning an album release show in August, and also plans to tour in August/September 2013.

 

In 2011, four men from different parts of the U.S. came together in Virginia to create what would become PILLBUSTER. Influenced by the deep rooted, swampy sounds of southern metal, east coast hardcore, punk, and straight up rock, PILLBUSTER proves that genres cannot bind.

 

Each band member brings a different element of influence to the table, helping to create a simple yet complex sound reminiscent of times when music wasn’t over produced and cookie cut for the masses. PILLBUSTER‘s sound is hard, in your face and raw. Every song has crushing grooves, pounding rhythms with pain ridden vocals and vicious arrangements, inviting the listener to experience the influences and story of the band.

 

PILLBUSTER hides from all of the trends and just plays the music that they want to play, staying true to who they are and what they do.

 

To learn more about PILLBUSTER, visit http://www.facebook.com/pillbuster.

 

PILLBUSTER is:

Vocals – Brett Lloyd

Guitars – Joe Festa

Bass – Chris Kernstock

Drums – Douglas Stanek