Boldness courses through Motionless In White’s second full-length album, Infamous [Fearless Records]. Instead of simply sticking to a formula or worrying about anybody else’s expectations, the Pennsylvania six-piece challenges not only itself but the entire heavy music scene. A potent amalgam of industrial grind, metallic energy, hardcore spite, and rock ‘n’ roll bombast, this collection sonically sears, scorches, and soars at all the right moments. It’s also a sign of the next phase…Emerging from an overwhelmingly homogenous musical climate, it would’ve been easy to follow. However, for Chris Motionless [vocals], Ricky Horror [guitar], Ryan Sitkowski [guitar], Balz [keys], Ghost [bass], and Brandon Richter [drums] joining the proverbial pack wasn’t an option.
“I am so proud and excited for the world to hear ‘Whore’,” says IN THIS MOMENT frontwoman Maria Brink of her band’s latest single. “The message behind this song is taking back control. It is about taking the power from a disgusting and degrading word and turning it back around on the accuser. It’s about self-empowerment, love and liberation. This is an honest and raw movement that needs to be heard.”
“Whore” is skyrocketing at radio, where the track jumped from 32 to 28 on the Active Rock charts this week – and now fans can experience the song with a visual as provocative as the song itself. IN THIS MOMENT has partnered with Revolver Magazine to premiere the official lyric video for “Whore,” which can be viewed exclusively at RevolverMag.com:
“Whore” is the third single from IN THIS MOMENT’s Century Media Records release ‘Blood’. The album was released in August 2012 and marked the highest debut of the band’s career, entering the Billboard Top 200 at No. 15 and selling more than 20,000 units first week. The record has emerged as one of the best selling rock albums of the past year, with sales of more than 190,000, and counting.
But “Whore” is more than just a great song – it is a vehicle for the band to convey the true intent behind their use of the word, with Maria Brink creating the term ‘WomenHonoring One another Rising Eternally’, stripping the negative connotation of the word and replacing it with an empowering spirit.
The imagery the band has created around “Whore” is just as provocative: “I decided to pose nude for the visual art for ‘Whore’ to evoke a raw vulnerable emotion. The word WHORE written down my back and the dunce cap symbolize me placing myself on the stake for those who are suffering, and I can only hope to encourage at least one person to find the self worth and love they deserve to transcend out of a painful situation into a beautiful one. It is about finding our power and taking a stand. We are resilient beings and need to realize our incredible strengths. I will not bow down to others perceptions of me. I will only rise in the name of art, love and music.”
Guitarist Chris Howorth adds: “One of the best things about the song ‘Whore’ is all the feelings and thoughts that the word alone provokes. That’s great, but at the end of the day it’s just a word, the only power it really has is the power that we give it. It’s really just about taking the power back from the word, and when you get past all the controversy of the word you have a bombastic rock and roll song with crushing guitars and huge drums that will have you screaming ‘whore!’ at the top of your lungs – listen with your heart!”
IN THIS MOMENT return to headline status this month, hitting the road on the first-ever HELLPOP Tour with MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, KYNG, and ALL HAIL THE YETI in support. The tour kicks off October 24 in Tempe, AZ and runs through its November 27 finale in Los Angeles (see complete dates below). IN THIS MOMENT will also be playing a special Halloween show in Shreveport, LA, on October 31, which will be a spectacle not to be missed. A teaser video for HELLPOP can be viewed here.
From January 26-30, 2014, the band will be making a return engagement on the SHIPROCKED cruise, where they will set sail out of Miami, FL, to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas. For more information, visit www.shiprocked.com.
IN THIS MOMENT HELLPOP TOUR
(featuring MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, KYNG & ALL HAIL THE YETI in support):
24: Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
25: Albuqerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
26: Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Amphitheater
27: San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
29: Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
30: Abilene, TX – The Lucky Mule
31: Shreveport, LA – Margaritaville Resort Casino
(A Halloween Evening With In This Moment… *NOT HELLPOP*)
02: Tampa, FL – Cuban Club
03: Orlando, FL – Club At Firestone
05: Jacksonville, FL – Brewsters Megaplex
06: Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
08: Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
09: Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
10: New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
11: Boston, MA – House Of Blues
13: Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theater
15: South Bend, IN – Club Fever
16: Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
17: La Crosse, WI – La Crosse Center Arena
20: Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
22: Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
23: Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
24: Reno, NV – Knitting Factory
26: San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
27: Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia
(featuring FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, PAPA ROACH, THREE DAYS GRACE, DEVICE, SEVENDUST, LACUNA COIL, BUTCHER BABIES and more)
26-30: Miami, FL to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas
IN THIS MOMENT online:
IN THIS MOMENT is:
MARIA BRINK – vocals
CHRIS HOWARTH – lead guitar
TRAVIS JOHNSON – bass
RANDY WEITZEL – rhythm guitar
TOM HANE – drums
Motionless In White talks to Pittsburgh Music Magazine’s Editor in Chief, Alan, about going home to play in Scranton, PA, Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare and watching Rob Zombie and Five Finger Death Punch, playing festivals and Pittsburgh in the past, their fans, their set list, what is happening right now material wise, traveling in a Bandwagon, and playing newer stuff at Mayhem…
ALL PHOTOS ©2013 JASON HANN PHOTO AND PITTSBURGH MUSIC MAGAZINE
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:
- FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has been teasing new music from their upcoming release The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 1 out July 30th! Check out “Dot Your Eyes” (http://youtu.be/3I_2FTH3zeE), “You” (http://youtu.be/jI_X8CQdj5k), and “Burn MF” (http://youtu.be/mzvCUe2pKQY).
- 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
- AMON AMARTH have released the final segment of their “Forging Mjölnir” mini documentary. Check it out here: http://ow.ly/lTR3Khttp://ow.ly/i/2knp0
- 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 COWBOY, EMMURE, BORN OF OSIRIS, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, BUTCHER BABIES, BATTLECROSS, HUNTRESS, THROWN 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
Sponsors for the 2013 ROCKSTAR ENERGY MAYHEM FESTIVAL include title sponsor ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK and stage sponsors JAGERMEISTER, MUSICIANS INSTITUTE, and SUMERIAN RECORDS. Festival sponsors include IBANEZ GUITARS,
ZIPPO, METAL BLADE RECORDS, NAPALM RECORDS, SQUATCH SNACK STICKS, FUCK CANCER and KEEP A BREAST. Media partners include REVOLVER MAGAZINE and ZUUS MEDIA.
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
Motionless In White has premiered the official music video for “AMERICA” today on VEVO.
Directed by M. Shawn “clown” Crahan of Slipknot, and featuring a cameo from Ashley Costello of New Year’s Day, the video features lead singer Chris Motionless as the ringmaster in the band’s twisted freak show.
Motionless In White “America” Official Music Video
In regular rotation on Sirius XM Octane, the song “AMERICA” (Ft. guest vocals from Michael Vampire) is featured on the band’s most recent album Infamous, which is set to re-release as a Deluxe Edition on June 11th on iTunes, including previously unreleased and re-mixed tracks.
Alongside the “AMERICA” music video premiere, the band has launched a contest for fans to enter to win the ultimate prize bundle including a pair of tickets to Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, a Motionless In White prize pack, and a subscription to Revolver Magazine. The page also features a bonus “Shred To Win” contest where fans send in their rendition of the guitar solo from “AMERICA”, where one winner will receive a custom Ibanez guitar. Check out the official contest page to enter.
The Scranton, PA rockers have just wrapped a slew of radio festivals including Rock On The Range and Rocklahoma, a U.S. tour withAsking Alexandria, are gearing up for a slot on the Download Festival in the UK, and a massive summer on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE – Chris Motionless (vocals), Ricky Horror (guitar), Ryan Sitkowski (guitar), Balz (keys), Ghost (bass) Brandon Richter (drums) – From underground heroes to internationally acclaimed act, hotly-tipped rockers Motionless In White have slayed audiences worldwide. Unafraid to make music as intense as it is intricate, their ability to interweave powerful lyrics and strong musicianship with striking imagery that has captivated both fans and media around the globe.
Featured on the cover of Outburn Magazine’s April/May issue, Motionless In White has been nominated as Breakthrough Artist of 2013 for the Metal Hammer Golden God Awards 2013. The band’s cinematic thriller “Devil’s Night” has garnered nearly 2 million views and was noted as one of Revolver Magazine’s Top 10 Music Videos of 2012. Matching the musical elements with equally creative marketing and visual concepts, Motionless In White has constantly challenged the concept of “playing it safe”, and on Infamous, they deftly deploy their most dynamic and diverse tracks to date.
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE – TOUR DATES 2013
6/14 – UK – Download Festival w/ Slipknot, Rammstein, Korn, HIM, Iron Maiden, Queens Of The Stoneage, Stone Sour, Papa Roach, Motorhead, Alice In Chains
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL
6/29 – San Bernadino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheatre
6/30 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
7/3 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
7/5 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ashley Furniture Homestore Pavilion
7/6 – Albuquerque, NM @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Amphitheatre
7/7 – Denver, CO @ Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
7/12 – Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
7/13 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank center
7/14 – Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center
7/19 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
7/20 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ SPAC
7/21 – Hartford, CT @ The Comcast Theatre
7/26 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
7/27 – Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/28 – Clarkson, MIW @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/30 – Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
7/31 – Tampa, FL @ 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre
8/2 – Austin, TX @ Tower Amphitheatre
8/3 – The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/4 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
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 Mainstage. The 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/
ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL 2013 TOUR DATES:
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
May 3 at The Ice Garden Arena…Pittsburgh http://www.therostravericegarden.com/events.htm
Asking Alexandria / Motionless in White / Whitechapel / Chimaira / I Killed the Prom Queen 2013 North American Tour
4/19 — Wichita, Kan. — The Cotilion
4/21 – Lubbock, Texas — FMX Purple Spot Show
4/23 – New Orleans, La. — House of Blues
4/25 – Tallahassee, Fla. — The Moon
4/26 – Chattanooga, Tenn. — Track 29
4/27 – Jacksonville, Fla. — Welcome to Rockville
4/28 – Tampa, Fla. — The Ritz (NO MIW)
4/30 – Birmingham, Ala. — Bessemer Civic Center
5/1 – Norfolk, Va. — The Norva
5/3 – Pittsburgh, Pa. — Ice Garden Arena
5/4 – Charlotte, N.C. — Carolina Rebellion
5/5 – Richmond, Va. — The National
5/7 – Long Island, N.Y. — The Paramount
5/8 – Stroudsburg, Pa. — Sherman Theatre
5/10 – Des Moines, Iowa — KAZR Lazer Fest
5/11 – Milwaukee, Wis. — The Rave
5/12 – Minneapolis, Minn. — Epic
5/14 – Omaha, Neb. — Sokol Auditorium
5/15 – Kansas City, Mo. — Granada Theater
5/17 – Grand Rapids, MIch. — The Intersection
5/18 – Columbus, Ohio — Rock On The Range
5/25 – Pryor, Okla. — Rocklaho
America’s premier destination rock festival ROCK ON THE RANGE–which has
expanded to three days this year–will hit hard with performances from some of rock’s biggest names. The
2013 line-up features Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, Korn, Bush, Stone Sour, Three
Days Grace, Papa Roach, Cheap Trick, Bullet For My Valentine, Volbeat, Lamb Of God, Skillet, A Day
To Remember, Buckcherry, Halestorm, Hollywood Undead, All That Remains, Device (with David
Draiman), Steel Panther, Sevendust, Sick Puppies, Asking Alexandria, Pop Evil, In Flames, Clutch, In
This Moment, Black Veil Brides, The Sword, Ghost, Motionless In White, Red, Deuce, Middle Class Rut,
Big Wreck, Oleander, Otherwise, Red Line Chemistry, Young Guns, Thousand Foot Krutch, Mindset
Evolution, Tracer, Beware Of Darkness, Heaven’s Basement, American Fangs, Love And Death, Gemini
Syndrome, and more.
“We’re really looking forward to returning to Rock On The Range with a batch of brand new killer Alice tunes
to play for everyone!” says Jerry Cantrell, Alice In Chains.
“Head is back!!,” says Korn’s Jonathan Davis. “Rock On The Range is going to start it all off!! Get ready,
we are going to hit it hard!!”
“Bush are thrilled to be playing Rock On The Range with such great bands,” says Bush’s Gavin Rosdale.
“We look forward to seeing you all out there.”
“This massive lineup has scratched our seven-year itch!” says Gary Spivack, co-executive producer of the
event for Right Arm Entertainment. “Getting Soundgarden for their first Ohio play in two decades and
having seminal acts Alice In Chains, Korn, Volbeat and Papa Roach return along with bands new to ROTR that
include Smashing Pumpkins and Bush, and everything in between–the spectrum of rock n roll is covered…three days of constant energy. Rock On The Range is truly where rock lives.”
Now in its seventh year, ROTR will again take place at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH on Friday, May 17, Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 2013. With the addition of a full slate of artists performing on Friday, festival organizers are also adding a series of additional enhancements for ROTR 2013, including the new ROTR Comedy Tent.
“Our goal with ROTR is to constantly create new and interesting ways to expand the event and give even more
value to our fans,” comments Joe Litvag, co-executive producer of the event for AEG Live. “In 2013, we’ve
added a comedy tent within the site that will be curated by The Funny Bone comedy club. Having a slate of
incredible, up-and-coming comedians to riff on the rock experience will be a great change of pace for the
weekend. The site layout is also changing dramatically in 2013 to create better event flow, to add more
interactive fan activity to the festival, and to allow even more people to experience the higher caliber of talent
on the second stage this year.”
As a special limited offer, pre-sale weekend tickets start at a low price of $89.50 (plus fees), for Stadium
GA tickets only, from Wednesday, January 30 through Thursday, January 31 at 10pm EST.
Additionally, a limited number of Stadium GA “4-ticket packs” are also available for $299–a savings of
nearly 25%–beginning on Wednesday, January 30, while supplies last.
Pre-sale tickets are available at www.RockOnTheRange.com. Tickets go on-sale to the general public Friday, February 1 at 10am ET. Rock On The Range is again offering premiere VIP Packages, Hotel and Ticket Bundles and Camping packages. Details and prices for VIP, Hotel, and Camping packages are online at
http://www.RockOnTheRange.com. Visit the website, www.facebook.com/rockontherange, and
www.twitter.com/rockontherange for the most up-to-date information.
“Rock On The Range strives to deliver an outstanding lineup for an affordable price and this year is no
different” said Ryan Smith, General Manager of Crew Stadium, co-executive producer of Rock On The
Range. “With the creation of the special $89 pre-sale ticket and 4-pack bundle, rock fans can see over 40 of
their favorite bands for an unprecedented value.”
Presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG LIVE and Crew Stadium, ROCK ON THE RANGE is a
multi-stage music and lifestyle event featuring a potent lineup of bands on three stages and is proud to be
sponsored by Monster Energy, Jägermeister, f.y.e., and U.S. Army. The nationally renowned festival, centrally
located in the heart of the country, has annually drawn weekend crowds in excess of 70,000 since its inception
After a busy year culminating with shoots for Megadeth, Coheed and Cambria, Motionless in White, The Misfits, GWAR, Arsis and Epica, spreads in Alternative Press Magazine, Revolver Magazine AND Outburn Magazine, as well as time well spent raising over $1,500 for late Suicide Silence singer Mitch Lucker’s daughter Kenadee with a legacy print series (all proceeds went to Kenadee’s education fund), JEREMY SAFFER can now announce the new dates for his first west coast music photography seminar in conjunction with SoundCheck Hollywood.
The seminar will take place on February 9th and 10th at Soundcheck Hollywood, located at 8872 Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood, CA.
The two-day seminar and workshop will focus on portrait work with musicians and will cover the entire process—from setting up the photo shoot, scouting locations, posing, different types of lighting and lighting equipment for different situations, shooting endorsements, promotional images, CD layouts, and magazine layouts, to walking attendees through the process of what to do post-shoot, invoicing, getting repeat business, and even how to price yourself. Many other business aspects of being a professional photographer within the music industry will be discussed.
The first day will be the official seminar day, where all of the above is taught in the morning, as well as a lightroom and photoshop post processing tutorial. In the afternoon of day one, attendees will complete mock-photo shoots experimenting with different types of lighting equipment, lighting set-ups, poses, etc. Jeremy has also expanded the music photography business section even more, and will also include private portfolio critique for attendees that specifically request it.
On the second day of the seminar, attendees will experience a hands-on photo shoot of special guest bands done first by Jeremy (as a real-life example), and next by themselves! Attendees will take over and complete a real photo shoot with the band in various locations.
Hopeful attendees must act now; there are only 10 tickets available to this seminar!
On February 9th at 6pm, SoundCheck Hollywood will re-open to the public for a brief meet and greet/signing where Jeremy will be signing his copies of his book Bring The Noise and will have exclusive limited edition prints available for purchase at a special one-time only price.
For more information and tickets, please visit www.jeremysaffer.com/soundcheckseminar.
Motionless in White has been burning up stages and sold out venues for some time now as they headline a resurgence in metal that melds the deathcore sound with the melody that melts all the ladies hearts. Pittsburgh Music Magazine had an opportunity to sit down with Devin Sola, AKA Ghost, as the band stopped in Pittsburgh on their tour. Although they project a goth like image, the band should not be pigeonholed to a horror genre gimmick. Drawing from influences ranging from Bowie to The Smiths to NIN, Motionless are continually evolving in the deathcore genre to become the new “rockstars” who connect with their fans on a daily basis. PMM’s Rea sits down with Ghost to discuss the films and bands that influence MIW, favorite places they have played, what pet Devin plans to get soon, and much much more. To listen click here: MIW (and then click the small MIW again)
Stick to Your Guns is one of the bands that gets into your head, settles in, and plans to stay for a long, long time. With a positive vibe and a punk/hardcore sound it’s hard not to absolutely fall in love with everything these guys put forth. STYG has played with a diverse group of bands like Motley Crue, Hatebreed, Killswitch Engage, Parkway Drive, Terror and H20. The momentum has continued for the band who has joined Motionless in White on tour; which is where we caught up with them in Pittsburgh. Though the bands differ in style, they compliment each other immensely. The straight forward OC-punk-hardcore band even had its guitarist join Motionless on stage in full make up to play a song on previous shows.
STYG’s set was fast, intense, and completely had the crowd going insane. Only into the first song, the crowd surfers accidently hit the bank of overhead stage lights and the place went dark. The band kept at it with full ferocity as the guys at the Ironworks stage-dove themselves up to the lighting rig to fix it. The sold out capacity crowd was packed to every corner, spilling out onto the stage, and screaming their lungs out, and having the time of their lives. Jesse made sure that all the fans were feeling alright and understood that even in the wake of the days tragic new of the Sandy Hook shooting that they all had the power to change things, that we were all together for a reason, and part of that reason was the love of the music we had before us. PMM has to tell you that we spent a lot of time with Josh (guitar) and he is such an awesome guy- friendly, humble, funny, and just absolutely cool on all levels. We were really impressed by his guitar work and stage presence throughout the entire evening. PMM can’t thank him enough for being such an amazing host. That’s not to say Jesse was not incredibly gracious, welcoming, and funny as well. These guys are just so uplifting and making all the right moves. Their charity work is an example to be set to all and our heart goes out to Jesse’s loss, for he grew up with Mitch Lucker (see below for The Keeping Warm in a Cold World Event). The sheer vocal power that protrudes from Jesse is not only impressive but awe inspiring a times. The rest of the crew, George, Chris, and Andrew are incredibly cool dudes as well and are so great with all of their fans as well as their performance. PMM can’t wait to have them back in Pittsburgh in July on The Vans Warped Tour.
Right now the band is putting out a 3-part mini series about “fitness on tour” for Alternative Press (check it out here). They have a lot of big projects in the works. In January, they will put on the 3rd Annual Keeping Warm in a Cold World- a two day event created by STYG to give back. All proceeds go to charity. This year the funds will go to a trust for the daughter of the late Mitch Lucker of Suicide Silence.
Check out their video for the single We Still Believe. It features band members from The Ghost Inside, Sleeping Giant and Motionless in White.
The video for Against Them All features friends of the late Sam Perkins, a STYG fan who died of brain cancer. (link to the article on the whole story)
A bit more on Stick to Your Guns:
Jesse Barnett (vocals) was inspired to form a band that provided him with a medium to project his views and reflect his musical influences. Through the years he has brought a stable of accomplished musicians on board that bring with them the punk-hardcore passion Jesse has always possessed. STYG’s line up reads as a who’s who of punk/hardcore. Chris Rawson (Walls of Jericho) joined the band in 2009. Last year, the band added Josh James.
Stick To Your Guns has long been known in the punk-hardcore community. After four albums, many worldwide tours and legions of followers, the band delivered the most important effort of its career in 2012 with the much anticipated album, Diamond. Their songwriting has distinctively developed and matured. Diamond delivers a message of inspiration that anyone can relate to.
The genre-bending album debuted on the Billboard charts making it to #1 on the Heetseekers chart, placing 11 for Hard Rock Albums, 30 for Rock Albums and 116 on the coveted BILLBOARD 200.
The sudden upturn in popularity could spoil a band, but they are nothing less than gracious. Now more than ever, they seek to inject more than entertainment into their fans’ minds. They see their success as an opportunity to inspire more people with their positive message. The band often speaks to those that feel lost or discarded. “Every person on this earth is searching for who they are, where they belong and ways that they can express themselves,” said frontman Jesse Barnett.
“Diamond, is an insight to the way we view the world-the good and the bad. This is an amazing place we live in. There’s so much mystery about our existence. It fascinates the hell out of us-the pain people go through, the good people do,” Barnett said. “It’s important for all of us to understand that we all are all of those things. What’s inside of you is what’s happening outside in the world. We can’t look at everything that’s going on around us and think that we are disconnected.”
“We try to live the words we speak,” Barnett added. “We give back any moment we can. We’re not perfect-far from it, but what helps more than anything is when a kid says to us, ‘Hey man, my life was a wreck. I was in a downward spiral, and this bands music has picked me up’….This has become more than just a band for us.”
Within a mere few months of the album’s release, they have received dozens of photos of freshly inked Diamond tattoos. STICK TO YOUR GUNS has truly become more than a band, they have evolved into a movement.
Keeping Warm in a Cold World- STYG will host the 3rd Annual Keeping Warm in a Cold World- a two day event created by STYG to give back to those trying to make the world a better place. All proceeds go to charity. This year the funds will go to a trust for the daughter of the late Mitch Lucker of Suicide Silence.
1 /4 Rancho Cucamonga, CA Nitty Gritty
1/5 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction
Persistence Tour –STYG will join Hatebreed, Agnostic Front, H2O, The Accacia Strain and more for the widely popular European Tour.
Stick to Your Guns will join the 2013 Vans Warped Tour. The announcement was made Friday, during Fuse TV’s new show, Warped Roadies.
“We’re stoked to be a part of something that has been such a big part of all of our lives growing up,” said frontman Jesse Barnett. “This band continues to take us places that we never thought we’d go, and we are proud, overwhelmed and very honored.”
Motionless in White released their latest album, Infamous, Tuesday. The goth/metalcore band also premiered their new video, “Devil’s Night.” The video is directed by (leader of Twisted Sister) Dee Snider’s son, Cody Blue Snider.
Motionless in White hit Pittsburgh Dec. 14 at The Ironworks with Chelsea Grin, Stick to Your Guns, and Upon This Dawning.
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.
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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
Motionless In White’s new single “If It’s Dead, We’ll Kill It” (feat. Brandan Schieppati) is now available for digital download on iTunes.
The Pennsylvanian metal outfit deliver a brand new lyric video for the single, which the band premiered earlier today. Just in time for halloween, the video offers a combination of clips from horror movies, spliced with live footage from Motionless In White’s sold out London, UK show last month. “If It’s Dead, We’ll Kill It” is featured on their highly-anticipated new album Infamous, set to release November 13th.
Get more information about the album at:
“If It’s Dead, We’ll Kill It” was written about my disgust for people in the world who have developed this sense of entitlement that they think gives them the right to dictate standards others need to live by. I’m more specifically talking about the beauty standard, ” Lead singer, Chris Motionless explains. “I asked my hero Brandan Schiepatti from Bleeding Through to scream along with me on this song. He and his lyrics have always been what I’ve looked to for guidance and influence when I felt lost, so I am hoping to do the same for others out there. This song means more to me than anyone can understand. I’m coming for you mother fuckers.” Read more about “If It’s Dead, We’ll Kill It”
Gaining a reputation for constantly challenging the concept of “playing it safe”, Motionless In White are unafraid to make music as intense as it is intricate. Having built upward from the success of their debut album Creatures, which has sold over 50,000 copies, the band’s ability to interweave powerful lyrics and strong musicianship with striking imagery has captivated both fans and media around the globe.
To follow-up their sold out UK headline tour, the band are gearing up for their first North American headliner this November / December, and will return overseas on a UK run with Asking Alexandria in early 2013.
Rockstar Energy Drink presents The Infamous Tour Dates:
Motionless In White, Chelsea Grin, Stick To Your Guns, Crown The Empire, & Upon This Dawning
Nov 8 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Nov 9 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Nov 10 – Stroudsburg, PA @Sherman Theatre
Nov 11 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Nov 12 – Springfield, VA @ Empire
Nov 13 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos
Nov 15 – St Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
Nov 16 – Orlando, FL – Club 57 West
Nov 17 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Nov 18 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Nov 20 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
Nov 21 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
Nov 24 – Montreal, QC @ Le Tulipe
Nov 25 – Toronto, ON @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club
Nov 26 – London, ON @ London Music Hall
Nov 27 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom
Nov 28 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
Nov 30 – Dallas, TX @ The Door
Dec 01 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Dec 02 – Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos
Dec 04 – Tempe, AZ @ Nile Theatre
Dec 05 – West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
Dec 06 – Pomona, CA @ Glass House
Dec 07 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
Dec 08 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Dec 10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
Dec 11 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Dec 12 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
Dec 13 – Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
Dec 14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Ironworks
Dec 15 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
Dec 16 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
UK Tour w/ Asking Alexandria
Jan 15 – Dublin @ The Academy
Jan 16 – Belfast @ Mandela Hall
Jan 17 – Glasgow @ Barrowland
Jan 19 – London @ O2 Academy Brixton
Feb 10 – Birmingham @ O2 Academy Birmingham
Feb 11 – Manchester @ Manchester Academy
Explosive sextet Motionless In White are thrilled to announce their first North American headline tour for this fall.
“We couldn’t be more excited to be heading out on our first full headline tour this fall,” notes lead singer Chris Motionless. “We’ve spent a long time waiting for this moment, and can’t wait to kick off Infamous and the next phase of Motionless In White in the best fucking way possible. I won’t give too many things away, but I will say that you will definitely leave knowing you just witnessed a true SHOW.”
The Infamous Tour, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink, kicks off on November 8 in Burlington, VT, and will hit 31 cities across the country, more dates to be announced soon. The tour includes support from Chelsea Grin, Stick To Your Guns, Crown The Empire, and label mates Upon This Dawning. The tour follows a huge summer on Vans Warped Tour, headline dates in Japan and a sold out tour of the UK this September.
The tour comes in support of forthcoming album Infamous. Produced by Jason Suecof (August Burns Red, Black Dahlia Murder, White Chapel) and Tim Skold (Marilyn Manson), Infamous is the band’s second full-length, and is set for release this fall.
Rockstar Energy Drink presentes The Infamous Tour Dates:
Motionless In White, Chelsea Grin, Stick To Your Guns, Crown The Empire, & Upon This Dawning
11/8 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
11/11 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
11/13 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos
11/15 – St Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
11/17 – Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
11/20 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
11/21 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
11/24 – Montreal, QC @ Le Tulipe
11/25 – Toronto, ON @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club
11/26 – London, ON @ London Music Hall
11/27 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom
11/30 – Dallas, TX @ The Door
12/2 – Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos
12/4 – Tempe, AZ @ Nile Theatre
12/5 – West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
12/6 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
12/7 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
12/8 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
12/11 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
12/12 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
12/13 – Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
12/14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Ironworks
12/15 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
12/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA