Walk The Moon Press Restart Tour 2018

Walk The Moon. You may be reading this and thinking, “oh that’s the band that sings ‘Shut Up And Dance‘, right?” Well, yes, but they are so much more than that. Continue reading to hear all about how they brought the house down at Stage AE on Tuesday night and provided some temporary relief from the cold rainy weather.
On tour with them, Walk The Moon brought along Company of Thieves as their opener. Originally, they’re from Chicago, IL and have since relocated to Los Angeles. Personally, they remind me of a much poppier and mild Tonight Alive… mostly because every member in the band is male aside from the lead singer. Genevieve is the lead singer and she is amazing. She works the stage and has a very powerful voice and can take the attention of everyone in the room. I loved them. Their sound was fitting to the headliner’s genre as well and I felt they meshed well. I hate going to shows and the openers’ genre(s) don’t match or mesh well with who the headliner is. Company of Thieves was the perfect opener and their set was fantastic. Their performance was fun and upbeat and kept the audience’s attention throughout. Their Facebook is linked above and you can follow them on just about every form of social media (and I suggest you check out their music on Spotify as well if Indie/Pop is your thing).
Walk The Moon opened up their set with “Press Restart” from their newest album, ‘What If Nothing’. According to their Facebook page, they are considered Indie/Visual/Lyrical, which is very fitting after having seen them live. Their light show is amazing and rivals The 1975. May not beat it, but it’s up there. They play around with tons of different colors (no pun intended… you’ll understand in a few seconds) and have produced an all around fun production to go along with their crazy talent.
Later in the set, they slowed it down a bit for “Aquaman” and “Surrender” to which the crowd sang every word. “Different Colors” was soon after (see I told you). Before this, lead singer, Nicholas Petricca gave a little speech about equality and our society. Their light show included every different color on the spectrum, with a visual in the background with rainbow colors, the universal representation of equality.
If I could say anything that’s very consistent within their show, it would be to bring ear plugs because it’s very loud and also, don’t be afraid to dance. Have some fun because they make it hard not to. “Shut Up And Dance” really got the crowd moving. Everyone was singing along, dancing, and fist pumping. A few songs later, they got the crowd moving again with “One Foot”, and as I said before, if you’re at a Walk The Moon show, don’t be afraid to dance. Even if you suck at it. They make it so hard to just sit and watch. So, do yourself a favor and give in and dance your socks off.
They continued with “Next In Line” and “Headphones” before leaving the stage and awaiting the screaming crowd, aka their cue to come back and do the encore. Once the crowd was loud enough, they came back and made a point to note that this was the loudest crowd of the tour so far. That of course got the crowd to be even louder. The encore consisted of two hits from the 2014 release, ‘Talking Is Hard‘, “Up 2 U” and finally, “Anna Sun“.
I can honestly say this was one of the most fun shows I’ve been to in a while. Their show is definitely worth the ticket purchase. They have this way of temporarily relieving you of your anxieties for an hour and a half. Some of my favorite photos of the night are showcased below! You can also go check out their latest album, “What If Nothing” on Spotify here!
Story and photos: Abigail McNatt  © 2018

Baltimore Based Hardcore Band, Sharptooth, in Pittsburgh at Mr. Small’s on February 9th

 The Baltimore based band recently unleashed their debut album, Clever Girl, to mass critical and fan praise and will continue the momentum this year with a US tour in Jan/Feb (with Anti-Flag & Stray From The Path). The tour includes a date in Pittsburgh atMr. Small’s on February 9th.

If you’re into bands like Every Time I Die, letlive or Knocked Loose you’ll dig Sharptooth. They’re fronted by the incredibly talented Lauren Kashan, whose explosive outspoken and feminist vocals are backed by an onslaught of gritty hardcore provided by Keith Higgins (guitar), Lance Donati (guitar), Phil Rasinski (bass) and Connor Mac (drums). Don’t sleep on this record!

Sharptooth is currently making waves through the hardcore scene with their thrashed-up hardcore grit, punishing breakdowns, and socially conscious lyrics . Known for explosive live shows and battering ram energy, the five-piece—Lauren Kashan [vocals], Keith Higgins [guitar], Lance Donati [guitar], Phil Rasinski [bass], and Connor Mac [drums]—consistently leave a lasting impression on stage and on their full-length debut, Clever Girl.
The band will be performing at FEST 16 in Gainesville, FL this weekend, followed by a handful of shows to round out the year. They’ll return in 2018 for the “Silence=Violence” U.S. tour with Anti-Flag and Stray From The Path.
Sharptooth Tour Dates:
Jan 20 – Denver, CO – Summit
Jan 21 – Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
Jan 23 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
Jan 24 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Jan 25 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
Jan 26 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
Jan 27 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
Jan 28 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
Jan 30 – San Diego, CA – Soma
Jan 31 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
Feb 2 – Austin, TX – Mohawk
Feb 3 – Houston, TX – Walters
Feb 4 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
Feb 6 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Feb 7 – Nashville, TN – Exit In
Feb 8 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
Feb 9 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s
Feb 10 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
Feb 11 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
Clever Girl Tracklisting:
1. Rude Awakening
2. Clever Girl
3. Give em’ Hell Kid
4. Fuck You Donald Trump
5. Can I Get a Hell No
6. Jesus Loves You
7. No Sanctuary
8. Left 4 Dead
9. Rise
10. Blood Upon Your Hands
11. Pushing Forward
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Ferg Performs on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, “Plain Jane” Certified Platinum, North American Tour Begins Next Month

SINGLE OFF OF STILL STRIVING CERTIFIED PLATINUM
2018 MAD MAN TOUR BEGINS NEXT MONTH
DENZEL CURRY AND IDK SUPPORT
Prowling the stage like a lion, Ferg threw down the gauntlet on 2018 with his fiery performance of “Plain Jane” on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night. Celebrating the single’s certified platinum status, Ferg’s talent as a frontman was on impressive display.
A$AP Ferg: Plain Jane
Harlem, NY rapper Ferg is kicking off 2018 with a massive North American tour. Starting at the end of February in Philadelphia, PA, the tour will take the master wordsmith across the US and back, with stops in Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, and many more,finally finishing up in his hometown at NYC’s Terminal 5. Tickets on sale now. Visit traplord.comfor more info. See all tour dates below.
Ferg had a busy 2017, which included the release of his newest project, Still Striving. The mixtape features major anthems like “East Coast” featuring Remy Ma (and the remix with Busta Rhymes, A$AP Rocky, Dave East, French Montana, Rick Ross & Snoop Dogg), “Mattress Remix” featuring A$AP Rocky, Playboi Carti, Famous Dex, and Rich the Kid , “Trap and a Dream” with Meek Mill and, “Plain Jane”, one of Ferg’s biggest hits to date. Currently rising up the Billboard charts, “Plain Jane” shows no signs of slowing down with over 90 million plays on Spotify and nearly 13 millions views on Youtube. He also was featured on the new A$AP Mob record, Cozy Tapes Vol. II: Too Cozy.
Don’t miss Ferg’s Mad Man Tour!
February 28 — Philadelphia, PA — The Fillmore
March 1 — Silver Spring, MD — The Fillmore
March 2 — Norfolk, VA — Norva
March 3 — Myrtle Beach, SC — House of Blues
March 4 — Raleigh, NC — The Ritz
March 6 — Charlotte, NC — The Fillmore
March 7 — Atlanta, GA — Tabernacle
March 9 — Dallas, TX — House of Blues
March 10 — Austin, TX — Emo’s
March 11 — Houston, TX — House of Blues
March 14 — Phoenix, AZ — Van Buren
March 15 — San Diego, CA — House of Blues
March 16 — Los Angeles, CA — Novo
March 17 — Anaheim, CA — House of Blues
March 19 — Fresno, CA — Rainbow Ballroom
March 20 — San Francisco, CA — Warfield
March 22 — Portland, OR — Roseland
March 23 — Seattle, WA — Showbox SoDo
March 27 — Salt Lake City, UT — Complex
March 28 — Denver, CO — The Ogden
March 30 — Omaha, NE — Sokol Auditorium
March 31 — Milwaukee, WI — The Rave
April 3 — Chicago, IL — House of Blues
April 4 — Indianapolis, IN — Egyptian
April 5 — Detroit, MI — The Fillmore
April 7 — Grand Rapids, MI — Intersection
April 9 — Toronto, Ontario — Rebel
April 10 — Montreal, Quebec — New Gas City
April 11 — Clinton Park, NY — Upstate Concert Hall
April 12 — Boston, MA — House of Blues
April 14 — New York, NY — Terminal 5
w/ Denzel Curry and IDK

Doyle (Featuring Legendary Misfits Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein) @ Diesel Club Lounge in Pittsburgh, PA on Thursday, February 22nd

Doyle (featuring legendary Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein) will be playing at Diesel Club Lounge in Pittsburgh, PA on Thursday, February 22nd.
Doyle is supporting their sophomore full-length album, “As We Die” which is out now.
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Nahko and Medicine for the People frontman, Nahko: MY NAME IS BEAR TOUR

BY JAMIE LOVE

Nahko and Medicine for the People frontman, Nahko, released his first solo and very personal album, on October 20th, titled,  My Name Is Bear. To support it, he announced an expansive United States and European tour. On October 24th, Nahko, backed by his Medicine Tribe and childhood teddy named Britches, graced the stage of Mr. Smalls Theater in Pittsburgh and sent the audience on a journey through the earlier years of his songwriting and self-discovery. “So many dear people helped me to write and live these stories…The two summers I spent in Alaska, half the winter in Louisiana and the other half holed in my van in Portland, and then the first year in Hawaii was transformational and pivotal to shaping me into who I am today. Those 3 years before I met my mother would offer a reclaiming of my name, finding a new faith and fever for my own spiritual connection to Creator, and discovering first love. These were just a few of the important discoveries for a young cub set on exploring the world and finding himself amongst the wild.”

Opening acts included songstress Christina Holmes and Spanish Soul Indie Rock group 1,000 Fuegos. My Name Is Bear is Nahko’s second major release only one year prior, in 2016, Nahko and Medicine for the People dropped their third studio album, HOKA via SideOneDummy Records. HOKA, hit number 72 on the Billboard 200 upon it’s released and was awarded “Record of the Year” by the Native American Music Association.

ALL PHOTOS ©2017 Jamie Love

Garbage Shares Music Video for New Single “No Horses”

NOW TOURING THE U.S. WITH BLONDIE
 
NEW AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL COFFEE TABLE BOOK

THIS IS THE NOISE THAT KEEPS ME AWAKE AVAILABLE NOW

 Garbage today shared a music video for their new single “No Horses”. Directed by Pancake Mountain creator Scott Stuckey, the politically charged clip can be seen HERE. “No Horses” was released last month and is available now HERE. All of the band’s profits from sales and streaming of the single will be donated to the International Committee of the Red Cross through the end of 2018.
“It’s been my observation that when governments disregard their citizens for their own greed, the ensuing soundtrack usually kick’s ass. Like Nina Simone’s ‘Mississippi Goddam’ or the Clash’s ‘Straight To Hell’, ‘No Horses’ made me realize that I’m not going insane, these really are fucked up times. The lyrics are powerful so the challenge was to add something visually that wouldn’t ruin the individual’s interpretation,” offered director Scott Stuckey on the video’s inspiration.
 
Earlier this summer, Garbage released their autobiographical coffee table book, THIS IS THE NOISE THAT KEEPS ME AWAKE via Akashic Books. The book includes never before seen photographs of the band as well as pieces written by each of the four band members. THIS IS THE NOISE THAT KEEPS ME AWAKE can be purchased HERE
 
Garbage kicked off their co-headline “Rage & Rapture Tour” with Blondie on July 5th in Saratoga, CA and will be touring the U.S. for the duration of the summer. Both bands along with an opening slot from Sky Ferreira played to a crowd of 17,000 fans last month, selling out LA’s Hollywood Bowl. Support for additional Rage & Rapture tour dates will be provided by John Doe & Exene Cervenka followed by Deap Vally. A complete list of upcoming live dates and ticket information can be foundHERE.
 
Upcoming Garbage Tour Dates
August 2 – Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA
August 3 – Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA
August 5 – The Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC
August 6 – Chastain Park Amphitheater, Atlanta, GA
August 8 – Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena, Hollywood, FL
August 9 – Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
August 11 – ACL Live, Austin, TX
August 12 – Southside Ballroom, Dallas, TX
August 14 – Palacio de Los Deportes, Mexico City, MX
September 15 – Fantasy Springs Casino – Indio, CA *
September 16 – Kaaboo Festival, Del Mar, CA *
October 20th-21st – Coordenada Festival, Guadalajara, MX*
*Dates not part of Rage & Rapture tour
Photo credit: Scott Stuckey
About Garbage
Garbage is Shirley Manson, Duke Erikson, Steve Marker and Butch Vig. After forming in Madison, WI, Garbage released their self-titled debut album in 1995. The band’s unique sound and provocative visual aesthetic, inspired massive worldwide attention and success. Their follow up album, Version 2.0, released in 1998, topped charts all over the world and garnered multiple Grammy Award nominations including Album Of The Year. Garbage went on to release two more albums: 2001’s Beautiful Garbage and 2005’s Bleed Like Me, the latter of which earned the band its highest chart position with a No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. After a 7-year hiatus, the band released their fifth studio album Not Your Kind of People in 2012 on their independent record label, STUNVOLUME. The album was named one of Rolling Stone magazine’s Top 50 Albums of 2012 and was hailed as the “alternative to everything,” by Pitchfork. Garbage has sold over 15 million albums worldwide and performed in over thirty-five countries. In 2015, the band celebrated its 20th anniversary with their SOLD OUT ’20 Years Queer’ world tour and the release of a special 20th anniversary edition of their debut album, re-mastered and featuring previously unreleased material. Last year, Garbage released Strange Little Birds, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Alternative Albums chart, and arrived at No. 14 overall on the Billboard 200 chart.
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TWIZTID Announces 2017 “Mostasteless” Tour – Performing their Debut Album in Full Each Night/ @RexTheater 9/10

TWIZTID are about to take you back to where it all began. Everyone’s favorite demented duo are thrilled to announce their upcoming Mostasteless Tour, kicking off in Cleveland, OH on September 8. On this tour, TWIZTID will perform their groundbreaking debut album, Mostasteless, in full each night. The tour will also feature support from special guests Moonshine BanditsBlaze Ya Dead Homie (who will perform his self-titled EP in full each night), Whitney Peyton and Andrew W Boss.
TWIZTID says: “We’ve been an unstoppable force for 20 years! Now, we’re bringing you back to where it all began… MOSTASTELESS!”
For tickets, VIP and more information, visit www.TwiztidShop.com.
TWIZTID’s Mostasteless Tour Dates:
9/8 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
9/9 – Lynchburg, VA @ Phase 2 – Blue Ridge Rock Festival
9/10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
9/12 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
9/13 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
9/14 – Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
9/15 – Denver, CO @ The Roxy
9/18 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
9/19 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
9/20 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
9/21 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
9/23 – Las Vegas, NV @ Adrenaline
9/24 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
9/28 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
9/29 – Fort Worth, TX @ Rail Club
9/30 – Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live
10/1 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
10/3 – Knoxville, TN @ International
10/5 – Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
10/6 – Reading, PA @ Reverb
10/7 – Howell, NJ @ GameChangerWorld
10/8 – Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room
10/14 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
10/17 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage
10/18 – Norfolk, VA @ Norva
10/20 – Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans Music Hall
10/26 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
10/27 – St Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
10/30 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theater – Fright Fest
10/31 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s – Fright Fest
In other TWIZTID news…
If you rep MNE in the Midwest, don’t miss TWIZTID performing another one of their top albums, Freek Show, in Kokomo, IN on July 15 at Front Row Live (1833 S Plate St.). The show will feature special guest Blaze, and tickets + VIP packs are also available via www.TwiztidShop.com. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. Doors open at 6:00pmand the show is all ages.
Shortly afterward on August 26, the MNE family will take over The Complex in Salt Lake City, UT (536 W. 100 S.) for a massive show – “Attack of the Ninjas”. The show will feature performances by TWIZTID (performing yet another massive album – Mirror Mirror – in its entirety), G-Mo Skee, Boondox, Zodiac Mprint, Lex The Hex Master, Young Wicked and Gorilla Voltage. The show will also feature an ultra-rare triple threat set with Twiztid and Blaze performing new, rare and Juggalo classics! Tickets for the main event are just $25 on early bird sale during the month of June, going up to $30 beginning in July and $35 in August. Tickets are $40 day of show and doors open at 5:00pm. The main event is all ages. An official aftershow will also take place, featuring performances by Blaze (performing1 Less G N Da Hoodin its entirety), The R.O.C. and AMB. The aftershow is limited to 425 tickets, so get yours soon. Tickets for this event are $17 in advance, $20 at the doors, which open at 11pm. This is a 21+ show. Tickets and VIP packs are available now via www.TwiztidShop.com.
2018 is already shaping up to be another huge year for TWIZTID. The duo recently announced their biggest venture yet – their very own pop culture convention! The inaugural Astronomicon will take place from February 9-11, 2018 just outside of the duo’s native Detroit at the Wyndham Garden Sterling Heights in Michigan. The event will feature special appearances by professional wrestling legend Mick Foley, horror icon Sid Haig, Friday the 13th star Kane Hodder and many more surprise guests TBA! One day passes start at just $25. Don’t hesitate to get your tickets soon – this event will most likely sell out quickly! Information on tickets, lodging, VIP options, vendors and more can be located at www.astronomicon.com.

 

About TWIZTID:
For over two decades, TWIZTID – the cult-phenom brainchild of diabolical duo Jamie Madrox and Monoxide – have infectiously meshed flavors of rap, rock and beyond while fervidly moonlighting as the sonic manifestation of a Hollywood horror flick. TWIZTID‘s most recent full-length album, The Continuous Evilution of Life’s ?’s, debuted on the Billboard Top 200 charts at #28 – marking their 12th overall release to debut on the chart and second Top 30 debut since the launch of their independently owned and operated label, Majik Ninja Entertainment.Pick up your copy of The Continuous Evilution Of Life’s ?’snow via www.TwiztidShop.comiTunes and everywhere music is sold.
For more information on TWIZTID, please visit:
www.TwiztidShop.com *official webstore*

Sweet Crude @ Hartwood Acres 7/9

SWEET CRUDE
JULY 9 | HARTWOOD ACRES | PITTSBURGH, PA
CONFIRMED FOR BONNAROO

AND HIGH SIERRA FESTIVAL

 

 
NEW ALBUM CRÉATURES OUT NOW


WATCH THEIR NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “MON ESPRIT

“An alluring indie pop record filled with playful rhythms and a genuine love for the Louisiana city”
“Créatures is a bilingual mix of English and French songs set to music that’s as indebted to indie rock as New Orleans.”
New Orleans, LA – Louisiana bilingual pop project, Sweet Crude, have added new dates in June and July to their headline tour. Additionally, the band is confirmed to play Bonnaroo, and High Sierra, among other festivals. A current list of cities they will hit can be found below. Tickets for all shows are on sale today and can be purchased at https://goo.gl/0j4eML
Sweet Crude recently released their new album Créatures through Rhyme & Reason Records on April 21st. It is now for purchase on vinyl and CD here and digitally here. Fans can also stream the album in full on Spotify.
Sweet Crude is a young 6-piece composed of New Orleans musicians creating a sound that sets English and Louisiana’s native French dialect to decidedly non-Cajun music. The band, boasting surnames like Marceaux and Chachere, seeks to reconnect with their lineage in the context of 5-part harmonies, tribal rhythms, and pop hooks.
Sweet Crude debuted in Spring 2013 and have hit the ground running. Music from their EP Super Vilaine can be heard in FX’s American Horror Story and the band has been receiving generous amounts of plays nationally and internationally on public, satellite and internet radio.  Sweet Crude has tested their frenetic sound on the road, packing venues across the country. They have been praised and featured with publications such as Consequence of Sound, Washington Post, Marie Claire, Brooklyn Vegan, FUSE, PopMatters, and more.
Upcoming Sweet Crude shows
June 10@ Hampton Park, Charleston, SC
June 11 @ Bonnaroo Music Festival – Manchester, TN
June 13 @ South On Main – Little Rock, AR
June 14 @ Spirits – Alexandria, LA
June 15 @ White Oak Music Hall: Upstairs – Houston, TX
June 16 @ The Rustic – Houston, TX
June 17 @ Solstice Festival – Austin, TX
June 20 @ Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ
June 21 @ Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
June 23 @ Levitt Pavilion – Pasadena, CA
June 27 @ Lagunitas Brewing Company – Petaluma, CA
June 29 – 30 @ High Sierra Music Festival – Quincy, CA
July 9 @ Hartwood Acres – Pittsburgh, PA
July 11 @ World Café Live Downstairs – Philadelphia, PA
July 13 @ Summer Concerts on The Square – Storrs, CT
July 14 @ 3S Artspace – Portsmouth, NH – SOLD OUT
July 15 @ Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival – Brooklyn, NY
July 16 @ The Ballroom at Outer Space – Hamden, CT
July 18 @ Roxy & Dukes Roadhouse – Dunellen, NJ
July 19 @ Museum of Fine Arts – Concerts in The Courtyard – Boston, MA
July 20 @ Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY – SOLD OUT
July 21 @ Songbyrd – Washington, DC – SOLD OUT
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THE WHISKEY GENTRY LIVE IN PITTSBURGH JUNE 8TH IN SUPPORT OF THEIR NEW “DEAD RINGER” ALBUM

The Atlanta-based Americana band The Whiskey Gentry will be performing a local Pittsburgh show on Thu. Jun 8th at Howlers. This show is in support of their recently released third studio album Dead Ringer, out via David Lowery and Velena Vego’s Pitch-A-Tent Records.

Thu. Jun 8 The Whiskey Gentry 9pm @ Howlers, 4509 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA (412) 682-0320

CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW TO WATCH THE PREMIERE OF THE WHISKEY GENTRY’S NEW VIDEO “FOLLOWING YOU” VIA THE BOOT!

HERE’S WHAT PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY BEEN SAYING ABOUT THE WHISKEY GENTRY’S “DEAD RINGER”:

 

“Lauren Staley’s vocals fit nicely into the Kacey Musgraves/Maren Morris gallactic country orbit. This gentry, however, has a whole lot of Western influences and a trunk full of guitar tremelo that makes their track “Looking for Trouble” feel like an authentic ride through the desert. After the second chorus, the song really does venture into psychedelic territory with phasers set to kill. It’s an interesting coda, capping off a great straight-forward twang rocker with drama.” – NO DEPRESSION

“One of this year’s best country albums… Dead Ringer‘s runaway rock and blazing bluegrass bristle with the same fire and brimstone as albums by some of country’s hottest acts, from stars like Chris Stapleton and Miranda Lambert to newbies like Jon Pardi and Margo Price.” – TAMPA BAY TIMES

“Blending traditional bluegrass instrumentation with the energy of punk and the songwriting depth of country, Atlanta’s Whiskey Gentry whips the diverse audience of liquored up frat boys, hardcore country fans and local scenesters into a frenzy, mixing frantic instrumentals with edgy rockers and neo-honky-tonk weepers, and they don’t let up until the last note rings loud and clear above the cacophonous applause.” – GEORGIA MUSIC MAGAZINE

[9/10 stars!] “The Whiskey Gentry have got a real dead ringer you’ll love.” – MAXIMUM VOLUME MUSIC

“On Dead Ringer, the Whiskey Gentry’s third studio album, the group turns most of its attention away from the good-time party mentality of previous releases and writes about itself, its members’ lives and what matters to them. It is a bold step for a band that has a devoted following of loyal fans who expect the high energy acoustic-based “yeehah!” of the past. And while there is still plenty of that vitality in the music, the words are a bit more introspective and the electric guitars are a little bit louder. With the ever-present feistiness in singer Lauren Staley Morrow’s rich, clear voice, the delivery of a more autobiographical narrative is as entertaining as always and the live in-studio recording retains the band’s musical intensity. All in all, Dead Ringer is a fine effort by a band that is not afraid to grow up.” ★★★★☆ – CREATIVE LOAFING ATLANTA

 “Named after a memorable line in Hunter S. Thompson’s iconic missive from the 1970 Kentucky Derby, Atlanta-based country-rock crew The Whiskey Gentry operates with appropriate levels of decadence and depravity. The group’s new record, Dead Ringer, showcases a punked-up version of its bluegrass- (and whiskey-) soaked Americana sound. Like Lydia Loveless or the Drive-By Truckers, The Whiskey Gentry uses traditional Southern music as a base for a sneakily innovative and contemporary sound.” – FLAGPOLE 

“It’s hard not to love Lauren Staley’s voice, which is not only powerful but definitely sounds like it was influenced by listening to a lot of country music. This album is a real testament to the songwriting of this band. Whether it’s an uptempo song or a ballad, this band creates songs that are a good blend of rock and country and will have you singing along. If you’re a fan of alt-country, this is a band you’ll want to get to know.” – AXS

“There’s something joyous and revelatory about the mix of honky-tonk swagger and DIY rebelliousness that feels truer to its influences than slicker, more polished groups, and lead singer Lauren Staley will always have one of those classic country voices that can knock you back flat-footed.” – COLUMBIA FREE TIMES

Dead Ringer is an album of an honest human experience, replete with all the thoughts, feelings, and experiences that unite people across the South, the country, and the world. In a world where the most powerful people win the tympanic real estate of the masses with disingenuous lyrics, the Whiskey Gentry can provide solace to anyone with a beating heart and open ears. The Whiskey Gentry sing tales of woe and emotional tangles that are relatable, honest, and beautiful. This is the essence of music: preservation of the stories that bring people together, an expression of the shared human experience. – LIBRO MUSICA

 

Following the release of their first two acclaimed albums, Please Make Welcome (2011) and Holly Grove (2013), the Atlanta-based band The Whiskey Gentry are set to release their third full-length studio album entitled Dead Ringer this spring. On it, the husband and wife duo of Lauren Staley & Jason Morrow and bandmates have created an effort that builds on many of the sounds of their previous albums – incorporating deep country, Americana, honky-tonk, bluegrass and a stiff shot of gritty rock ’n’ roll, yet it also finds the band testing themselves and pushing beyond their own boundaries.

 

Dead Ringer deals with growing up, and how that’s affected the band’s relationships, and the places they’ve gone and people they’ve met in the process. As singer/songwriter Lauren Staley puts it, “There’s also a lot of questioning where you are in your life: are you going to follow your dream, or are you going to do what society thinks you should do?”

 

It’s apparent with this effort that Staley & Co. have opted for the former. “A common lyrical thread throughout this album are stories about being on the road,” Lauren admits, “and chasing your dreams and the outcomes – either good or bad – in doing that.”

 

Stepping outside of the comfort zone of their previous recordings, the band has moved in a different direction musically. “Sonically, the biggest difference of this record is that we recorded it live together in the same room at Echo Mountain Recording Studio (Asheville, NC),” Lauren explains. “There are less overdubs, which makes it sound more like how it would if you were to see us in person – it’s raw, it’s not perfect. We worked with a producer for the first time (Les Hall), and he had so many amazing ideas we’d never thought of and really pushed us to think outside of our box. There’s an energy on this record that we’ve never captured before, and I think it was a complete game changer for our sound.”

 

Dead Ringer has more guitars, more attitude and more of an edge than anything the band has done before. It’s not such a massive departure in sound that fans won’t understand it, but they will notice. “We are not a different band,” Lauren explains, “but we’ve definitely grown up and are changed people from the time we started this band. I think we’re better musicians, better songwriters. We’ve learned lessons and we’ve worked hard, and we want to tell our current fans and new fans the stories of what we’ve experienced on this journey. Musically, there are still elements of bluegrass and honky-tonk in our sound, and there always will be. However, I think we’ve expanded the scope of what we can offer people – there’s something for everyone on this record.”

 

The Whiskey Gentry has been tearing up the road for the better half of the last decade, logging over 150 shows each year, and winning over crowds at major festivals such as Shaky Knees, Shaky Boots, Merlefest, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, FloydFest and many others. With the release of Dead Ringer they’ll continue this trend, bringing their raucous, high-energy shows to audiences from coast-to-coast.

 

The Whiskey Gentry’s Dead Ringer will be available on limited vinyl, CD and digital formats on April 7th via Pitch-A-Tent Records.

 

 

The Whiskey Gentry are:
Lauren Staley – vocals, acoustic guitar
Jason Morrow – electric guitar, vocals
Sam Griffin – bass
Carlton Owens – drums (Nico Lembo – touring drummer)
Rurik Nunan – fiddle, vocals
Michael Smith – mandolin
Chesley Lowe – banjo
Les Hall – piano, hammond

photo: Matt Odom

 

 

THE WHISKEY GENTRY TOUR DATES:

May 5 – Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL

May 6 – Crowbar – Ybor City, FL

May 11 – The Southgate House Revival: The Lounge – Newport, KY

May 13 – The Basement – Nashville, TN

May 16 – Moe’s Alley – Santa Cruz, CA w/ Victor Krummenacher (Camper Van Beethoven)

May 17 – Armando’s – Martinez, CA  w/ Victor Krummenacher (Camper Van Beethoven)

May 19 – Revelry Room – Chattanooga, TN

May 31 – The Broadberry – Richmond, VA

Jun 1 – Hill Country – Washington DC

Jun 2 – Hill Country – New York City, NY

Jun 3 – The Shaskeen – Manchester, NH

Jun 4 – Atwoods Tavern – Cambridge, MA

Jun 6 – Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA

Jun 7 – Sellersville Theatre – Sellversville, PA

Jun 8 – Howlers – Pittsburgh, PA

Jun 9 – MusicBox Supper Club – Cleveland, OH

Jun 10 – RibFest – Chicago, IL

(additional dates to be announced soon)

 

FOR MORE INFO ON THE WHISKEY GENTRY:

www.thewhiskeygentry.com

https://www.facebook.com/thewhiskeygentry

https://twitter.com/whiskeygentry

Eidola @ Cattivo w/Hail The Sun- 6/10

Eidola
Announces New Album
To Speak, To Listen
 
Available June 2nd, 2017 via Blue Swan Records
Pre-Order Now, Here: eidola.merchnow.com
 
JUNE 10TH | CATTIVO | PITTSBURGH, PA
 
Touring this Spring with Hail The Sun & Capsize 
Stream New Single “Amplissimus Machina” Here
 
Salt Lake City, UT – Experimental post-hardcore bandEidola is thrilled to announce that they will be releasing their new album To Speak, To Listen on June 2nd, 2017 via Blue Swan Records. The album was produced by Dryw Owens (A Lot Like Birds, From Indian Lakes) and features lead single, “Amplissimus Machina.” In support of the upcoming album, Eidola will be hitting the road this spring with Hail The Sun & Capsize. For more information or to pre-order the album, please visit: www.eidola.merchnow.com
On the new album, the band shares: “To Speak, To Listen is a progressive post-hardcore album that explores the depths of consciousness, faith, human history, and perennial philosophy. The title is true to the album’s narrative and intention, to facilitate an honest conversation.
Eidola is a five-piece progressive post-hardcore band formed in 2011. After a year of touring on their debut self-released album The Great Glass Elephant in 2012, the band signed on with Blue Swan Records to release Degeneraterra in 2015. With the album receiving acclaim from critics and fans alike, the band embarked on a series of tours with bands like Dance Gavin Dance, CHON, Hail The Sun, and Stolas. Now Eidola is back with their most ambitious and aggressive effort yet, To Speak, To Listen.
For more information, please visit:
Instagram: www.instagram.com/eidola                                    
WHO: Eidola w/Hail The Sun & Capsize
WHERE: Cattivo | 146 44th St | Pittsburgh, PA
WHEN: Saturday, June 10th | Doors: 5:30pm
INFO: https://goo.gl/LSQBzV | $12-$15 | All Ages
Upcoming Tour Dates w/Hail The Sun & Capsize:
5/23 – Fresno, CA @ Strummers
5/24 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock
5/25 – El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar & Grill
5/26 – Dallas, TX @ The Prophet Bar
5/27 – San Antonio, TX @ Jack’s Patio Bar & Grill
5/28 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown
5/30 -Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
5/31 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
6/1 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Purgatory
6/2 – Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger
6/3 – Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club
6/4 – Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
6/6 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
6/7 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East – Upstairs
6/8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
6/9 – New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
6/10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo
6/11 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
6/13 – Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch
6/14 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
6/15 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
6/16 – Kansas City, MO @ Davey’s Uptown
6/17 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
6/18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
6/20 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
6/21 – Portland, OR @ Analog Theater
6/22 – Sacramento, CA @ Goldfield Trading Post
6/23 – Camarillo, CA @ Rock City Studios
6/24 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction

SUFFOCATION are coming to PITTSBURGH w/ MORBID ANGEL, REVOCATION, WITHERED

SUFFOCATION w/ MORBID ANGEL, REVOCATION, WITHERED

May 19 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar (SUFFOCATION, REVOCATION only)

May 20 – Greensboro, NC – Arizona Pete’s (SUFFOCATION, REVOCATION only)

May 22 – Tallahassee, FL – The Side Bar (SUFFOCATION, REVOCATION only)

May 23 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham

May 24 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum

May 25 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

May 26: Nashville, TN – Exit In (SUFFOCATION, REVOCATION only)

May 28 – Boston, MA – Brighton

May 29New York NY – The Gramercy Theater

May 30: Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon (SUFFOCATION only)

May 31 – Pittsburgh, PA – Small’s

Jun. 01 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues

Jun. 02 – Detroit, MI – The Crofoot

Jun. 03 – Chicago, IL – The Metro

Jun. 04 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze

Jun. 06 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic

Jun. 07 – Lawrence, KS – Grenada

Jun. 08 – Denver CO – Bluebird

June 9: Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep (no MORBID ANGEL)

Jun. 10Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex

June 11: Idaho Falls, ID – The Gem Venue (SUFFOCATION, REVOCATION only)

Jun. 12 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven

Jun. 13 – Portland, OR – Dame’s

Jun. 15San Francisco, CA – The Social Hall

Jun. 16Los Angeles, CA – The Regent

Jun. 17 – Pomona, CA – Glasshouse

Jun. 18 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues

June 19: Flagstaff, AZ – The Green Room (no MORBID ANGEL)

Jun. 20 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee

Jun. 21 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine

June 22: El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls (no MORBID ANGEL)

Jun. 23 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues

Jun. 24 – Austin, TX – Grizzly Hall

Jun. 25 – Houston, TX – House of Blues

Jun. 27New Orleans, LA – House of Blues

June 29: Richmond, VA – The Broadberry (SUFFOCATION, REVOCATION only)

June 30: Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie (SUFFOCATION, REVOCATION only)

BIOGRAPHY:
A good four years separate rager Pinnacle of Bedlam from new killer Of the Dark Light. But it wasn’t always like this. Back in the ‘90s, Suffocation maniacs waited, at most, two years between old and new fixes of New York-styled brutality. Landmark full-length Effigy of the Forgotten was only two years removed from debut EP, Human Waste. Likewise, Breeding the Spawn slayed posers and pretenders a year and a half after Effigy of the Forgotten blueprinted Suffocation into the history books. And Pierced from Within, the wickedest death metal put to tape in the mid-‘90s, slammed fist first into mediocrity and mundanity two years after Breeding the Spawn. Clearly, there were times when Suffocation’s march towards total annihilation was fast and furious.

 

“There’s a reason we don’t put out records every two years now,” asserts long-time Suffocation guitarist and primary songwriter Terrance Hobbs. “For one, we don’t need to. Two, we tour more now than we did in the early days. And three, we’re no longer in our twenties. We all have lives and families now. Plus, I enjoy writing things and letting them organically mature. For example, I started writing songs for Of the Dark Light right after Pinnacle of Bedlam.”

 

“Ever since I joined, Suffocation’s been on pretty heavy album and tour cycles,” bassist and lyric writer Derek Boyer agrees. “Sometimes the charisma was there, sometimes it wasn’t. We’d be on the road for a year, and only after that, we’d think about putting songs together. Then, we’d get pulled back on the road. That would delay the album cycle. So, our album cycle went from every two years to every three years to now every four years. Pinnacle of Bedlam came out in 2013. That’s a long time ago.”

 

Indeed, it was. When Pinnacle of Bedlam hit store shelves in the winter 2013, the world was proverbially on its knees. North Korea was conducting underground nuclear tests, a meteor hit a city in Russia’s South Urals, and Benedict XVI resigned as Pope, the first to intentionally do so since 1294. All this pandemonium occurred the same month Suffocation unfurled Pinnacle of Bedlam unto the world. Harbinger of doom it was. Four years later, the blue marble we inhabit is certifiably nuttier and more violent. It’s the perfect vehicle for Of the Dark Light, a full-length that not only welcomes new members—drummer Eric Morotti and guitarist Charlie Errigo—but also sees Hobbs writing the craziest, cruelest Suffocation material since Effigy of the Forgotten.

 

“Now, bands are very cutting edge,” Hobbs observes. “So, we felt we had to step up our game a little bit. Still be unique, but I will say we’re still using the same formula we’ve been using since Suffocation formed. It’s just ramped up. There are some new things in there that I hope the fans will hear. They’ll have to really listen to the album to hear it though. With the new guys, I had to consider their input. Really, in a nutshell, it came down to the chemistry I had with Charlie and Eric. It was a bonus, to me, that I had players that were really into it.”

 

“Terrance is the majority songwriter, where I’m the majority lyric writer,” offers Boyer. “I’ll get Hobbs to help me out with some lyrics or he’ll ask me to for my input on his songwriting ideas. We collaborate really well together. Now that we have some newer cats, we started playing live. We immediately thought, ‘Fuck, we need to have a new record out.’ So, we slammed everybody into the same room to finalize the album. Sure, we could’ve put out the album a long time ago, but the chemistry is so good now, I can’t imagine what this album would’ve sounded like without them.”

 

Written over a four-year span but finalized in the studio—“bells and whistles”, Hobbs calls it—Of the Dark Light ups Suffocation’s already ridiculous ante. The first song written, ‘The Warmth within the Dark’, is just as powerful, technical, and savage as the last song written, ‘Caught between Two Worlds’. It’s hard to believe members Frank Mullen and Hobbs were doing this in their teens. Now, almost three decades later, Suffocation are more intense, have more fire, and can still out-riff, out-growl, and out-blast younger bands mimeoed off classics like Despise the Sun and Blood Oath.

 

“I like ‘Some Things Should Be Left Alone’ and ‘Of the Dark Light’,” Hobbs reveals. “People should take into consideration when driving into work and playing this record. I don’t want people out road raging too much. There’s no need to plow into somebody at 155 miles per hour while playing this record. This album has a lot of gas to it. Listen to it on your headphones at the gym instead. I think the Suffocation fan are really going enjoy it.”

 

“A band like Suffocation isn’t going to introduce clean vocals or synthesizer,” says Boyer. “That’s just not who we are. This is Suffocation’s formula. This is the Suffocation fans have known to come and love. We’re not going to stray too far off that path. We have a focal point. We’re a death metal band. We’ve always been kind of quick and technical. We didn’t want to lose that. We just wanted to make all that more exciting, more alive on Of the Dark Light.”

 

To put Of the Dark Light to so-called ‘tape’, the band holed up—for the fifth time—at Joe Cincotta’s Full Force Studios (Waking the Cadaver, Mortal Decay) in Long Island, New York. From the beginning of December 2016 to just after Christmas, Suffocation mercilessly laid down tracks like ‘Your Last Breaths’, ‘Return to the Abyss’, ‘Some Things Should Be Left Alone’, and a re-make of Breeding the Spawn bruiser ‘Epitaph of the Credulous’. To make sure everything was “tight”, Suffocation rehearsed for almost a month before hitting up Cincotta’s studio. Old habits, turns out, are hard to break.

 

“Where I come from, everybody has to sit down and learn the material,” Hobbs levels. “Practice it. Once we have it locked down as a band, then we can think about approaching the studio to record it. For us, we tried to take that same approach. It took a little more time than usual. Also, we wanted an organic sound. There’s so much you can do with technology these days. Any band can sit behind a computer and piece together songs and it’ll probably sound pretty great. We wanted Of the Dark Light to sound like Suffocation not a computer.”

 

“Joe goes back to Souls to Deny,” Boyer remembers. “He was a buddy. It was after that album where we started touring the world, going to places Suffocation had never been to before. On those tours, Joe was the soundman. It’s likely if we had a slamming and heavy sound in the 2000s, it’s because our soundman was our producer. He knew the band, he knew the material, so it’s clear he knew how it should sound in a live setting. From Souls to Deny to Of the Dark Light, we’ve done our music with Joe at Full Force.”

 

To perfect Of the Dark Light, Suffocation shipped off the recordings to Chris ‘Zeuss’ Harris to mix and master. Suffocation wanted a clear yet punishing sound. So, as with Pinnacle of Bedlam so too with Of the Dark Light. Having recently worked with death metal legends Six Feet Under, hardcore heroes Hatebreed, and tech-thrashers Revocation, Zeuss knew exactly what to put in and extract out of Suffocation for the group’s eighth full-length. Songs like ‘Clarity through Deprivation’, ‘Return to the Abyss’, and ‘The Violation’ have a particularly strong bite.

 

“We knew, as a friend of the band and a fellow East Coaster, Chris would get what we were aiming for,” says Hobbs. “I’d say this is a full Suffocation endeavor with some outside help, particularly where it concerned Zeuss. It turned out great working with him.”

 

“We had Zeuss doing the mixing and mastering for Pinnacle, so it made sense for him to reprise his role on Of the Dark Light,” Boyer states. “I thought Pinnacle sounded great, but after I compared it to Of the Dark Light, it smokes Pinnacle.”

 

But if there’s one thing that’s different about Of the Dark Light, it’s the vocals. Founding member and vocalist Frank Mullen is the main vocalist, but his successor, contributing vocalist Kevin Muller (The Merciless Concept / ex-Pyrexia), also has skin the Suffocation game. That being said, Mullen’s contributions were almost not meant to be. The story goes Mullen voiced his concerns about appearing on the follow-up to Pinnacle of Bedlam while hanging at a local bowling alley with Hobbs, Boyer, new guitarist Charlie Errigo, and a few friends. Frank said to his bandmates, ‘Yo, I don’t think I’m going to do the new record!’ They were quick to respond, ‘Come on, Frank!’ A little coercing later, Mullen and Muller would brutalize their way through Boyer’s transcendental death-wish lyrics.

 

“Frank will always be part of Suffocation,” assures Hobbs. “He can come in and record just fine. It’s the touring. He can’t be gone for five-six weeks at a clip. That’s not good for his job or his family. If you trace this back to the when the economy crashed in 2008, the likelihood of Frank getting out on tour became less of an option. I give him credit. He does what’s right for Frank and his family. He’s been a part of the band since the beginning. And he’ll always be a part of the band.”

 

“Frank always comes in with a few jabs,” Boyer laughs. “Like for this record, he said, ‘What in the hell did you idiots put together on this one?!’ He’s funny. Every time, he’s like, ‘I’m not doing this again!’ Then, after it all comes together, he’s like, ‘Ah, this is so sick!’ But Frank isn’t always going to be able to play live with us. So, we’ve brought on Kevin. He actually appeared on a lot of parts on Of the Dark Light. Long-time fans may not even notice there are parts with Kevin singing. He sounds just like Frank. Frank actually called me right after we got the master and said, ‘Fuck! Does Kevin sing on every goddamned song?!’ I was like, ‘No, not all of them.’ Kevin knocked it out of the park on this record.”

 

As for respite, there is no respite with Suffocation. Musically or lyrically. Conceptually, Of the Dark Light deals with transcendence, the shedding of the physical skin to achieve another plane of existence. But the lyrics originate not from a land of colors, incense, and feel-good vibes. Former labelmates Cynic have already covered that to great success. No, Suffocation, as expected, sourced their metaphysical prose from the depths of darkness.

 

“I wrote a lot about transcendence, leaving the physical body,” tells Boyer. “There are planes of existence you can’t go with the physical body. The only way to escape it is to end your life, not just of natural causes. There’s a suicidal theme to Of the Dark Light. But it’s not like we sit around thinking about or promoting suicide. No, we’re really talking about transcendence and what happens after.”

 

“There are a few songs on Of the Dark Light that are about loosely, I think, horror movie topics,” Hobbs adds. “We’re a death metal band. But the majority of the lyrics deal with transcending everything through death. Transcending our physical form. There’s touches of the Tibetan Book of the Dead to the lyrics. I mean, we prepare our whole lives to just pass away. What happens next? I don’t know, but I’m sure I’ll find out sooner or later.”

 

Australia’s AVERSIONS CROWN are coming to PITTSBURGH to make U.S. debut w/ OCEANO

Like a cataclysmic storm making landfall, the brand new album Xenocide from crushing Brisbane outfit Aversions Crown is here to destroy everything in its path. Off the back of a long touring cycle for their Nuclear Blast Entertainment debut, Tyrant, which saw Aversions Crown playing alongside Soilwork, Thy Art Is Murder, Attila, Parkway Drive, Psycroptic, Rings Of Saturn and The Acacia Strain, hitting festivals like Unify Gathering and Taste Of Anarchy as well as selling out headline shows on the other side of the world in Germany and the UK, the band refined and sharpened their already potent mix of brutal death metal speed and violence with eldritch atmospherics, audio manipulation and vocalist Mark Poida’s otherworldly vocal range and ability into a new level of destruction.

With teaser tracks “Parasites” and “Erebus” released over the course of 2016 hinting at the new direction, the band teamed up with frequent collaborators Adam Merker at Studio Anders Debeerz in Brisbane and Mark Lewis from Audio Hammer in Florida to create Xenocide. On the goal in mind when writing Xenocide, guitarist mastermind Chris Cougan says “we wanted to accentuate our strengths as Aversions Crown; the extreme drumming, the guitar interplay, Mark’s awesome vocals and really work on the arrangements instead of having a bunch of riffs on top of some blasts.”

With a loose conceptual framework at play across Xenocide’s tales of destruction, revenge, reanimation and murder, Poida enthuses “I really got an awesome brutal canvas to paint a horrible evil lyrical picture on. We pushed it to the limits of our songwriting ability and are very proud of the record.”

Aversions Crown will take Xenocide to stages around the world in 2017. Get in the pit or get out of the way.

Xenocide
 was tracked by Adam Merker at Studio Anders Debeerz in Brisbane and mixed and mastered by Mark Lewis (WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) from Audio Hammer.
OCEANO, SLAUGHTER TO PREVAIL, AVERSIONS CROWN, SPITE, NO ZODIAC
Apr 05   Big Shots – Valparaiso, IN

Apr 06   The Rave Bar – Minneapolis, MN

Apr 07   The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN

Apr 08   Aftershock – Merriam, KS

Apr 09   Lookout Lounge – Omaha, NE

Apr 12   Marquis Theater – Denver, CO

Apr 13   Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT

Apr 14   The Pin – Spokane, WA

Apr 15   Real Art – Tacoma, WA

Apr 16   Analog Theater – Portland, OR

Apr 18   DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA

Apr 19   The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA

Apr 20   Whiskey – Los Angeles, CA

Apr 21   Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA

Apr 22   Soma – San Diego, CA

Apr 23   Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ

Apr 25   Launchpad – Melrose, NM

Apr 26   89th St Collective – Oklahoma City, OK

Apr 27   The Dirty 30 – Dallas, TX

Apr 28   Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX

Apr 29   Jack’s Bar – San Antonio, TX

Apr 30   Walter’s Downtown – Houston, TX

May 02 O’Malley’s – Margate, FL

May 03 Backbooth – Orlando, FL

May 04 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

May 05 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC

May 06 Warehouse – Clarksville, TN

May 07 Trixie’s Entertainment Complex – Louisville, KY

May 09 Canal Club – Richmond, VA

May 10 Stanhope House – Stanhope, NJ

May 11 Webster Hall – New York, NY

May 12 Revolution Bar and Music Hall – Amityville, NY

May 13 The Webster Underground – Hartford, CT

May 14 Palladium Upstairs – Worcester, MA

May 16 Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA       

May 17 Pike Room at Crofoot – Pontiac, MI

May 18 The Wire – Berwyn, IL

May 19 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH

 

More on Xenocide:
Prismatic Abyss” music video https://youtu.be/LrsyL4ldK0Q
The Soulless Acolyte” drum play-through video https://youtu.be/JmlkegqPewk
Album trailer #1:  https://youtu.be/Tmbw4QdhmqE
Album trailer #2: https://youtu.be/lWVIwBKKUzs
Album trailer #3 https://youtu.be/i0EHEg3k0I8
Album trailer #4 https://youtu.be/Q-870VoA1vA
Ophiophagy” lyric video: https://youtu.be/DhZfRGRPNQg
Erebus” lyric video: https://youtu.be/eb5z5AULWCw

Erebus” drum play-through: https://youtu.be/d6bHACoe5eA

Visit AVERSION CROWN online:
www.facebook.com/aversionscrown
www.twitter.com/aversions_crown
www.youtube.com/aversionscrown
www.24hundred.net/category/bands/aversions-crown

 

JAMESTOWN REVIVAL ANNOUNCE NEW 2017 SPRING TOUR DATES/PITTSBURGH 5/5

JAMESTOWN REVIVAL ANNOUNCE NEW 2017 SPRING TOUR DATES

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM THE EDUCATION OF A WANDERING MAN OUT NOW

Check out The Education of a Wandering Man Here

View Acoustic Performance of “Poor Man’s Gold” Here

 

“Emerging Artists Who Deserve Your Attention” – Entertainment Weekly

“Limitless potential as performers” – MegaCountry

“Becoming one of the country’s preeminent Americana duos” – Consequence of Sound

“(Love Is A Burden) A gritty and perfectly unpolished track reminiscent of Brothers-era Black Keys 
with a modest pinch of country twang thrown in for good measure” — Baeble

NEW YORK, NY (March 8, 2017) — Critically acclaimed Austin, TX indie-americana duo JAMESTOWN REVIVAL – Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance – announce new 2017 spring headline tour dates, expanding their current schedule. Following a pair of shows in March, they hit the road April 26 in Wilmington, NC at the Throne Theatre, roll through major markets on the East Coast and in the Midwest, and finish up at the Park West in Chicago, Illinois on June 15. Along with the twenty six shows below, JAMESTOWN REVIVAL will be announcing more concert dates in the near future.

Tickets for shows starting on June 6th go on sale Friday, March 10th, additional shows are currently on sale now. Check out the full confirmed itinerary below and purchase tickets here.

The band is touring in support of its second full-length album, The Education of a Wandering Man [Republic Records] — which reached number one on the Americana charts. The album is available in stores and at all digital retailers. Check out the album here.

Their music vividly comes to life with each and every performance, and their shows have quickly become a signature. Recent live reviews have been raving with MegaCountry.com noting at their Greek Theatre show in Los Angeles, CA: “(Jamestown Revival) set up an evening of uplifting storytelling… it won’t be long before they are filling up venues of magnitude all on their own.” Covering a sold out gig at New York’s Bowery Ballroom, The Knockturnal wrote, “JAMESTOWN REVIVAL will be a name many more will know in the coming year.”

2017 stands primed to be a big year for JAMESTOWN REVIVAL, especially off the heels of their newly released song, “Poor Man’s Gold.” Check out an acoustic version of the song here.

In 2014, JAMESTOWN REVIVAL emerged with their breakthrough full-length album UTAH.  Blending literary storytelling, rock ‘n’ roll grit, indie spirit, and country soul, iTunes crowned UTAH the “Best of 2014: Singer-Songwriter Album of the Year. With the band’s popular anthem, “California (Cast Iron Soul)” leading the way, everyone from Rolling Stone and KCRW to the Wall Street Journal and The Boston Globe featured the band. JAMESTOWN REVIVAL then made their national television debut with rollicking performances on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Last Call With Carson Daly, and brought a whole lot of live ruckus to festivals such as CoachellaStagecoachAustin City LimitsBonnaroo, and Bottlerock Festival, among others.  Following the release of The Education of A Wandering Man, the group performed on Conan and garnered acclaim from Entertainment Weekly, Consequence of Sound, and more.

TOUR DATES:

4/26       Wilmington, NC                               Throne Theatre
4/27       Charlottesville, VA                           Jefferson Theatre
4/28       Charlotte, NC                                  Underground
4/29       Asbury Park, NJ                              House of Independents
4/30       Brooklyn, NY                                   Brooklyn Steel
5/2         Philadelphia, PA                              World Cafe Live
5/3         Portland, ME                                   Port City Music Hall
5/4         Boston, MA                                     Royale
5/5         Pittsburgh, PA                                 Club @ Stage AE
5/6         Columbus, OH                                A&R Music Bar
5/7         Indianapolis, IN                               Hi Fi
5/9         St. Louis, MO                                  Old Rock House
6/4         Atlanta, GA                                      Park Tavern
6/6         Birmingham, AL                               Saturn*
6/7         Nashville, TN                                   Cannery Ballroom*
6/8         Saxapahaw, NC                               Haw River Ballroom*
6/9         Washington, D.C.                             9:30 Club*
6/10       Snowshoe, WV                                Wanderlust Festival*
6/11       Cleveland Heights, OH                    Grog Shop*
6/13       Milwaukee, WI                                 Shank Hall*
6/14       Minneapolis, MN                             Fine Line Music Café*
6/15       Chicago, IL                                      Park West*

*On sale Friday, March 10th

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED:
3/17       Jackson Hole, WY                          Jackson Hole Rendezvous
3/18       Salt Lake City, UT                           The State Room
7/1         New Braunfels, TX                          Whitewater Amphitheater~
7/2         New Braunfels, TX                          Whitewater Amphitheater~
8/16       Denver, CO                                     Red Rocks^

~ Supporting Ryan Bingham
^ Supporting Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue + the Record Company

The Education of a Wandering Man Tracklisting:

  1. Company Man
  2. Love Is A Burden
  3. Journeyman
  4. American Dream
  5. Airliner
  6. Always Been Wild
  7. Back To Austin
  8. Midnight Hour
  9. Poor Man’s Gold
  10. Almost All The Time
  11. Done Me Wrong
  12. Head On

Check out The Education of a Wandering Man here:
iTunes: http://republicrec.co/EducationWandering
Apple Music: http://republicrec.co/EducationWanderingAM
Google Play: http://republicrec.co/EducationWanderingGP
Amazon: http://republicrec.co/EducationWanderingAZ
Spotify: http://republicrec.co/EducationWanderingSP

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GOJIRA ANNOUNCE U.S. HEADLINE DATES WITH KYNG, DEAFHEAVEN & CODE ORANGE/@StageAE Pittsburgh 5/17

“French prog-metal giants tap grief to make a game-changing album.”

Rolling Stone

“…if ever there was a moment that signaled Gojira’s status as leaders in the continuing evolution of the genre, it’s now.”

SPIN

“The Duplantiers had to make this album for themselves. We are the fortunate witnesses.”

Consequence of Sound

Magma pulls off the all-too-rare trifecta of being heavy, complex, and catchy, while most of today’s best metal bands are happy to pull off only two of those three things (if that).”

Stereogum

“With its sixth LP, Gojira defends its status as one of metal’s most elite bands.”

A.V. Club

GOJIRA ANNOUNCE U.S. HEADLINE DATES

WITH KYNG, DEAFHEAVEN & CODE ORANGE

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NORTH AMERICAN DATES WITH METALLICA GET UNDERWAY

JULY 29TH IN LOS ANGELES, CA

SPRING U.S. DATES WITH OPETH BEGIN MAY 4TH IN NASHVILLE, TN

TREK INCLUDES MONUMENTAL RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE PERFORMANCE ON MAY 11TH

 

February 15, 2017 – Gojira have announced a run of U.S. headline dates which will see the acclaimed group joined by Kyng (5/2 – 5/3), followed by dates with Deafheaven and Code Orange (5/16 – 5/18). Tickets for all dates will be available Friday, February 17th at 10:00AM local time.  For tickets and more information visit, http://www.gojira-music.com/tour/

 

The announcement follows Gojira’s recent Grammy nominations for ‘Best Metal Performance’ and ‘Best Rock Album’ at the 59thAnnual Grammy Awards.  Gojira’s crushing track “Silvera” received a nomination for ‘Best Metal Performance,’ while their acclaimed new LP MAGMA was nominated for ‘Best Rock Album’ at the awards.

 

Furthermore, Gojira were recently announced as support for Metallica on a string of North American dates.  Gojira are set to join Metallica’s WorldWired Tour along with Avenged Sevenfold on July 29th at Los Angeles, CA’s Rose Bowl and continue on the road with them through August 16th (see attached itinerary). Tickets for the upcoming dates are set to go on sale Friday, February 17th at 10:00AM local time.

 

This coming spring Gojira are set to embark on a string of U.S. dates with Opeth which will kick-off May 4th at Nashville, Tennessee’s War Memorial Auditorium and will also see Gojira performing festival sets at Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion (May 5th) and Rock On The Range (May 19th-21st). The tour will also include a stop at Morrison, Colorado’s legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre on May 11th (see attached itinerary).  For tickets more information please visit, www.Gojira-Music.com.

 

Last year Gojira’s  MAGMA staked its claim amongst the best albums of 2016, earning Metal Hammer’s coveted “Album of the Year” title while also landing  on Rolling Stone’s “Top 20 Metal Albums of 2016,” Consequence of Sound’s  “Top 50 Albums of 2016” / “Top 10 Metal Albums of 2016” lists, and Pop Matters’ “Best Metal of 2016” recap. Additionally “Stranded,” the lead single off of MAGMA, was named one of Stereogum’s “100 Favorite Songs Of 2016.”

 

This past June Gojira’s MAGMA took the #1 spot on Billboard’sHard Rock Albums’ chart upon debut, making Gojira the first French band to hold the #1 spot on the chart in its nine year existence.  The release of MAGMA marked the highest chart debuts of Gojira’s career landing them at #4 on Billboard’s ‘Top Rock Albums’ chart, #6 on Billboard’s ‘Tastemaker Albums’ chart and Top 25 on the ‘Billboard 200.’ Furthermore, Gojira earned career high chart positions around the globe including Top 10’s in France, Canada, Switzerland, Austria, Finland, and Norway with Top 15 debuts in Australia and Germany. MAGMA is available at all DSPs and at www.Gojira-Music.com in a variety of exclusive bundles.

 

GOJIRA

2017 U.S. DATES

** With Kyng

* With Opeth

^^ With Deafheaven and Code Orange

‡ With Metallica and Avenged Sevenfold

# Festival Date

 

5/2                          New Orleans, LA                  House Of Blues **

5/3                          Birmingham, AL                    Iron City **

5/4                          Nashville, TN                         War Memorial Auditorium*

5/5                          Concord, NC                          Charlotte Motor Speedway – Monster Energy’s Carolina Rebellion#
5/6                          Philadelphia, PA                   The Electric Factory*
5/7                          Sayreville, NJ                         Starland Ballroom*
5/9                          Chicago, IL                             The Vic Theatre*
5/11                       Morrison, CO                        Red Rocks Amphitheatre*
5/12                       Kansas City, MO                    Arvest bank Theater at The Midland*

5/13                       Indianapolis, IN                     Egyptian Room at Old National Centre*

5/16                       Buffalo, NY                             The Rapids Theatre^^

5/17                       Pittsburgh, PA                       Stage, AE^^

5/18                       Grand Rapids, MI  20 Monroe Live^^

5/19                       Columbus, OH                       Mapfre Stadium – Rock On The Range#

7/29                       Los Angeles, CA                    Rose Bowl ‡

8/4                          Phoenix, AZ                           University of Phoenix Stadium ‡

8/6                          San Diego, CA                       Petco Park ‡

8/9                          Seattle, WA                           CenturyLink Field

8/14                       Vancouver, BC                      BC Place ‡

8/16                       Edmonton, AB                       Commonwealth Stadium ‡

 

 

For more information, visit www.Gojira-Music.com

The Metallica WorldWired Tour Hits North America with Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat

It’s official! This summer North America is getting WorldWired and we want you to be there! Visit Metallica.com for more information on Fan Club presales, Enhanced Experiences brought to you by CID Entertainment, and how you can enter to win prizes through donations to our new All Within My Hands Foundation thanks to our collaboration with Crowdrise.

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May 10Baltimore, MDM&T Bank Stadium
May 12Philadelphia, PALincoln Financial Field
May 14East Rutherford, NJMetLife Stadium
May 17Uniondale, NY – The New Coliseum Presented by NYCB
May 19Foxborough, MAGillette Stadium
May 21Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range @ MAPFRE Stadium
June 4St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium
June 7Denver, CO – Sports Authority Field at Mile High
June 11Houston, TX – NRG Stadium
June 14San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
June 16Dallas, TX – AT&T Stadium
June 18Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
July 5Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium
July 7Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium
July 9Atlanta, GA – SunTrust Park
June 12Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
July 14Quebec City, QC – Festival D’Ete de Quebec
June 16Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre
July 19Montreal, QC – Parc Jean-Drapeau
July 29Los Angeles, CA – Rose Bowl
August 4Phoenix, AZ – University of Phoenix Stadium
August 6San Diego, CA – Petco Park
August 9Seattle, WA – CenturyLink Field
August 14Vancouver, BC – BC Place
August 16Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium

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CONAN Announce Spring North American Tour/Pittsburgh 5/20 @SmilingMoose

CONAN are as heavy as interplanetary thunder amplified through the roaring black hole anus of Azathoth. Remember that sentence, for it is writ large in virgin blood on the walls of the forgotten temple of Bol-Krastor, deep in the steaming forests of forgotten Lemuria. Conan, a monumentally brutal three piece (in the grand tradition of all the hallowed three pieces through time) hold a sinew-tight line and an iron-grip command over the uber-synchronised powerchord changes and tempo-shifts of the anti-holy trio of bass, drums and guitar. Two weary yet defiant men have the task of vocalizing wretched thoughts over the turgid weight of CONAN‘s metalized bombast. They bear it well, for the task is immense.
unnamed-2Now they bring this immense task back to North America this May on tour with North.  In addition to the headline run, CONAN will also take part in this year’s Maryland Death Fest and 71 Grind Fest in Colorado Springs, CO.  A complete list of dates can be found below.
CONAN frontman Jon Davis commented on their return North America:
“We are excited to get back to the USA and Canada to play at Maryland Death Fest, 71 Grind and also the other awesome shows we have lined up. We are also looking forward to sharing the road with our friends in North.”
CONAN W/North
5/10: Glendale, CA at Complex 
5/11: Oakland, CA at Metro
5/12: Portland, OR at Dante’s
5/13: Vancouver, BC at Astoria
5/14: Seattle, WA at Highline
5/16: Minneapolis, MN at Triple Rock
5/17: Chicago, IL at Beat Kitchen
5/18: Indianapolis, IN at 5th Quarter
5/19: Cleveland, OH at Now That’s Class
5/20: Pittsburgh, PA at Smiling Moose
5/21: Toronto, ON at Garrison
5/22: Montreal, QC at TBA 
5/23: Boston, MA at TBA
5/24: Brooklyn, NY at Knitting Factory
5/25: Baltimore, MD at Maryland Death Fest*
5/26: Raleigh, NC at Kings
5/27: Atlanta, GA at 529
5/28: New Orleans, LA at Siberia
5/29: Houston, TX at White Oak
5/30: Austin, TX at Sidewinder
6/1: Denver, CO at Hi-Dive
6/2: Colorado Springs, CO at 71 Grind Fest 
6/3: Albuquerque, NM at Sister
6/4: Tucson, AZ at Club Congress
* = no North 
 

 
More on CONAN:
Way back, in 2006, CONAN formed as a two-piece near the old port of Liverpool, and cut a now mythological demo (‘Battle In The Swamp’). The years dragged by, and fellow warriors came and went (we raise our tankards to their memory). Now they have crystallized into a final configuration – founding member Jon Davis still raging on guitar and vocals, but ably assisted by fellow acolytes of the absurd Chris Fielding on bass and vocals and the dexterous Rich Lewis on drums. Collectively their plans are clear: they seek nothing less than the crushing of a billion skulls.
They have committed their filthy, ocean-sized sound to wax (and the slightly less cool compact disc) several times thus far – with more fetid brooding output always on the reddening horizon. First came the hulking mass of a debut album (in 2010) that was ‘Horseback Battle Hammer’ (Throne, Aurora Borealis), followed by the now much sought after split with like-minded Northern Irish sludge-lords Slomatics (Head of Crom, Burning World) in 2011. In December 2011 CONAN returned to the remote wilderness of Foel Studio, Wales, and into the capable hands of producer Chris Fielding (now their bassmaster) for the next album which was to released on Burning World Records in Spring 2012 – the mighty eardrum-warping ‘Monnos’.
A triumphant recording of their live destruction of the 2012 Roadburn festival was released in 2013 as ‘Mount Wrath’. This was followed by a fearsome 12″ split with Chicago doomfuckers Bongripper in 2013 (Holy Roar Records) and a new devil-deal with Napalm Records, resulting in the evil turgidity of third album proper ‘Blood Eagle’ in 2014. Many tours across the blasted wastelands of Europe and the old lands across the Oceans have resulted in a tight slaying unit that pauses for no weakling and decimates all who will not nod to their titan-riffing. Their latest album ‘Revengeance’ was released in early 2016 – A fourth album of such implausible weight that Azathoth itself threatens to implode in a cosmic super-shower of black death-shit.
Hear the roar of battle. Smell the stench of split blood. A thousand heads piled high like a grim mound of suffering – a blasphemy to nature. Hail CONAN!
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Stream Stef Chura’s Debut Album, Messes/Show tonight @ClubCafe

STREAM STEF CHURA’S DEBUT ALBUM, MESSES, VIA NOISEY
https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/listen-to-stef-churas-debut-album-messes

ALBUM OUT NOW ON URINAL CAKE RECORDS

Today, you can head over to Noisey and stream the debut album from (and read an interview with) Detroit’s Stef Chura, Messes, out tomorrow on Urinal Cake Records. Long a staple of the Detroit and Ann Arbor DIY scene, songwriter and guitarist Stef Chura has crafted a perfect album of grungy, 90s-tinged confessional songs, too loud to be bedroom pop, and too confident to be ignored. Already praised by the likes of Pitchfork, NPR Music, MTV News, Stereogum, Paste, and more, Messes is a promising and confident debut for an artist we’re sure to hear from a lot in the coming years.
STREAM MESSES VIA NOISEY
https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/listen-to-stef-churas-debut-album-messes

STEF CHURA TOUR DATES (new dates in bold):
Tue. Jan. 31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
Wed. Feb. 1Philadelphia, PA @ Glitter Galaxy
Thu. Feb. 2Brooklyn, NY @ Alphaville
Sat. Feb. 4Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar [Record Release Show]
Wed. Feb. 8Grand Rapids, MN @ Witch House
Thu. Feb. 9 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen w/ Priests
Fri. Feb. 10 – Madison, WI @ Der Rathskeller w/ Priests
Sat. Feb. 11 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry w/ Priests
Wed. Feb. 15 – Vancouver, BC @ 333 w/ Priests
Thu. Feb. 16 – Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project w/ Priests
Fri. Feb. 17 – Portland, OR @ Disjecta w/ Priests
Sat. Feb. 18 – Eugene, OR @ The Boreal w/ Priests
Sun. Feb. 19 – Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club w/ Priests
Mon. Feb. 20Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex w/ Priests
Wed. Feb. 22La Jolla, CA @ Che Café Collective w/ Priests
Fri. Feb. 24Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records
Sat. Feb. 25 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge
Wed. Mar. 15 – Sat. Mar. 18 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
Wed. Mar. 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
Fri. Mar. 24 – Somerville, MA @ ONCE Somerville
Mon. Mar. 27 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake

PRAISE FOR STEF CHURA

“The Detroit-based indie rocker Stef Chura sings in a wry, hooded tone somewhere between acidic Liz Phair and eyebrow-raised Chrissie Hynde; her voice is a colorful instrument that hits a lot of emotional nerve clusters at once. On “You,” she lets it unfurl like a snapping flag.” – Pitchfork

“Her music recalls the propulsive, pop-driven rock of icons like Liz Phair and Hole; her conversational, confessional lyrics add a touch of folksiness.” – NPR Music

“there are a bunch of reasons you should pay attention to the grunge pop songstress.” – Noisey

“The twilight-shaded alt-rock track is topped off with Chura’s striking vocal presence, each word quivering with power whether whispered, moaned, or fiercely belted out. It’s the sound of a songwriter taking familiar sounds and molding them into her own unmistakable image.” – Stereogum

“A major highlight on the record is Chura’s voice, which is prone to breathy, almost yodel-y stretches, and can take the simplest lyric and twist it into what sounds like a hundred knots until, suddenly, you realize that’s the chorus. ” –MTV News

“Chura packs the album full of doubts, anxieties, stresses and breakthroughs. It’s an album about all the shit that life throws at you and coming out, at least somewhat, better on the other side.” – Raven Sings the Blues

“Delivering with a perfectly imbalanced combination of dead-pan brush-offs and evident pensiveness, Stef Chura has pressed and pressed herself and in doing so created something gold.” – GoldFlakePaint

“Stef makes hooky indie rock and she has a way with a turn-of-phrase, too. (Think Liz Phair joining Throwning Muses, that’s kinda like what she sounds like.)” – Brooklyn Vegan

“The standout here is Chura’s singular voice, a seemingly delicate, orphic thing that can slide from breathy lullaby to belted ballad.” – Paste

EYEHATEGOD: Mike IX Williams Update – IX Lives IX Lives For The Sick Benefit Details Announced; Benefit T-Shirt And Posters Available For Sale Online


EYEHATEGOD: Mike IX Williams Update – IX Lives IX Lives For The Sick Benefit Details Announced; Benefit T-Shirt And Posters Available For Sale Online

EYEHATEGOD
frontman Mike IX Williams has successfully undergone a liver transplant, with his new liver producing bile almost right away, an extremely good sign, enough for doctors to downgrade him to the hospital hotel. When reached for an update, the singer in good spirits jokingly replied, “So honestly. I’m procrastinating because I’m waiting to write something introspective and creative blah blah blah, but truth be told and blessed be, I am recovering from massive brutal surgery at a speedy rate and exactly where I want to be! Doctors are happy with my progression. Thanks to everyone who’s donated and contributed. Please continue to spread the word of these benefits, as there is a long road of medical expenses to be accounted for…”
Those wishing to donate directly as well as receive more updates can visit his YouCaring site here: www.youcaring.com/mikeixwilliams-695413.  
The first string of benefit shows was announced earlier. Taking place February 3rd through the 5th in Williams’ hometown of New Orleans, the events will take place at Siberia and Poor Boys, with artists such as Superjoint, Crowbar, Goatwhore, Thou, Child Bite, Flesh Parade, Classhole, solo sets by Jimmy Bower and Bruce Lamont as well as EYEHATEGOD with special guest singers plus many other bands. For tickets and full details, please visit: http://holdmyticket.com/event/264970.

Nate Burns of Revolting Worship designed the official benefit admat. Posters will be available at the show for sale as well as a few signed by all the bands and raffled off with all proceeds going to Williams. Burns comments, “It was an absolute honor to contribute art to this incredible event as a thank you to Mike IX Williams and EYEHATEGOD whom have played a pivotal role in exposing me to the music and visual art that has inspired me in my own creative endeavors for years.”
Cleveland-based merchandising company, IndieMerch, has kindly set up a webpage where Burns’ art poster and T-shirt can be purchased, again with all proceeds going directly to Williams. Karim Peter, IndieMerch artist relations, commented, “Mike has been breaking ground in extreme music for as long as any of us here have been involved in the scene. It has been inspiring to see the friends and fans he has gathered in the past twenty-five-plus years come together behind him in his time of need and we’re honored to be involved in aiding with the cause. We wish Mike a speedy recovery so he can return to his life and his art.”
The poster and shirts can be purchased here:
Other items to be raffled off at the New Orleans events include an Orange Micro Dark amp and O-Edition headphones, EYEHATEGOD test pressings, Mike IX related memorabilia and more.
Other benefit shows are being worked on and will be announced soon. Visit www.facebook.com/OfficialEyeHateGod for all up to date information.
#IXLivesIXLives
#LiverLoverIX

Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, and Allegaeon to tour the USA this spring, celebrating Metal Blade Records’ 35th anniversary

unnamedTo commemorate Metal Blade Records‘ 35th anniversary in 2017, four bands from the label’s much-celebrated roster will come together for a special USA tour this March: Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, and Allegaeon. See below for all dates!

Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, Allegaeon tour dates
Celebrating Metal Blade Records’ 35th anniversary

Feb. 22 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
Feb. 23 – Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Feb. 24 – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
Feb. 25 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
Feb. 26House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
Feb. 28St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI
Mar. 1 – Deluxe @ Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN
Mar. 2 – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
Mar. 3 – Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
Mar. 4 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
Mar. 8 – Belasco Theater – Los Angeles, CA
Mar. 9 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
Mar. 10 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
Mar. 11 – Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
Mar. 14 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
Mar. 15 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
Mar. 16 – House of Blues – New Orleans, LA

After headlining the Impericon “Never Say Die!” European tour with Thy Art Is Murder, Carnifex, Fallujah, and more last month, Whitechapel is ready to head out on the road again, in support of their new album, Mark of the Blade. Hailed as “an exciting milestone” (AltPress.com), Mark of the Blade sees Whitechapel redefine who they are and what they are capable of with 11 tracks that leave a distinct impression on every listener. To view the crushing, emotional video for “Bring Me Home” – and to purchase the record in various formats – please visit: metalblade.com/whitechapel

Cattle Decapitation recently joined forces with Brujeria for a USA tour in support of their most recent full-length, 2015’s The Anthropocene Extinction. As the most sonically and thematically engrossing record of Cattle Decapitation‘s maniacal discography, The Anthropocene Extinctionwas named one of the best albums of the year by Loudwire.com, MetalSucks.net, MetalInjection.net, among many others. To preview and purchase the acclaimed The Anthropocene Extinction, please visit: metalblade.com/cattledecapitation

Currently on the road with Crowbar after a crushing Ozzfest performance, Goatwhore are currently finishing up work on their seventh full-length, which was recorded and is being mixed entirely in analog format. Their previous record, Constricting Rage Of The Merciless (2014), was dubbed their most “varied record to date, as well as their strongest” (Pitchfork.com) and “unrelentingly pummeling and brutally oppressive” (PopMatters.com). Constricting Rage Of The Merciless can be previewed and purchased at: metalblade.com/goatwhore

Since the release of their new album, Proponent for Sentience, this past September, Allegaeonhas shared the stage with the likes of Black Sabbath, Disturbed, Megadeth and more at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, as well as joined label-mates Battlecross and Necromancing the Stone for the annual “Winter Warriors Tour”. To preview and purchase Proponent for Sentience – a musically complex, intelligent, and absorbing concept album – please visit: metalblade.com/allegaeon

Whitechapel online:
http://www.whitechapelband.com
http://www.metalblade.com/whitechapel
http://www.facebook.com/whitechapelmetal
https://twitter.com/whitechapelband
http://instagram.com/whitechapelband
http://www.youtube.com/WhitechapelTV

Cattle Decapitation online:
http://www.facebook.com/cattledecapitation
http://twitter.com/cattledecap
http://www.youtube.com/officialcattledecap
http://instagram.com/cattle_decapitation
http://www.indiemerch.com/cattledecap

Goatwhore online:
http://www.facebook.com/thegoat666
http://www.twitter.com/goatwhorenola
http://www.youtube.com/Goatwhorenola666
http://www.metalblade.com/goatwhore
http://www.goatwhore.net
http://www.instagram.com/goatwhorenola

Allegaeon online:
http://www.facebook.com/allegaeon
http://www.youtube.com/ALLEGAEON
http://twitter.com/allegaeon
http://instagram.com/allegaeonofficial

CROWN THE EMPIRE @MrSMALLS NOV 16 IN SUPPORT OF NEW ALBUM ‘RETROGRADE’

cte_tour_admat_layered5Fresh off the release of their new album, Crown The Empire will be coming to Pittsburgh on their fall headline tour in support of Retrograde. Following the band’s monumental run on this summer’s Vans Warped Tour and tours of Japan and Europe, Crown The Empire will be returning to the U.S. for a tour with support from Blessthefall, New Years Day, Too Close To Touch and Light Up The Sky, which will kicked off on November 1st in Phoenix, AZ and will wrap on December 4th with a hometown show in Dallas. VIP tickets (ticketspin.com/crown-the-empire).
BUY RETROGRADE:
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Crown The Empire has spent the last month and half igniting a firestorm of anticipation on the Vans Warped Tour for their new album Retrograde, and the excitement has paid off! The record sold 18,000 copies in its first week and landed the top #1 position on the Top Rock Albums chart. It also claimed #1 Hard Rock Albums, #1 Independent, #3 Top Current Albums and #15 Billboard 200, making it the second album in a row from the band to debut in the Top 20.
Retrograde features 11 anthemic tracks like “Hologram,” “Weight of the World” and “Zero” that are heating up at rock radio now. Follow the band at https://www.facebook.com/Crowntheempire for updates.
Crown The Empire Tour Dates:
Nov 8 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Nov 9 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Nov 11 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
Nov 12 – St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
Nov 13 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
Nov 14 – Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot
Nov 16 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
Nov 18 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
Nov 19 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
Nov 20 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Nov 21 – Baltimore, MD – Sound Stage
Nov 22 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Nov 23 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA
Nov 25 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club
Nov 26 – Greensboro, NC – Greene Street Live
Nov 27 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Nov 29 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
Nov 30 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
Dec 2  – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
Dec 3 – San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
Dec 4 – Dallas, TX – The Door
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Interview: Royal Teeth (with Rooney @RexTheater in Pittsburgh on October 27)

af361916-f196-4cad-8920-cb33b2bb7a0cWhat is it to be an amateur?  Is it to be inexperienced?  Is it to lack the knowledge of how to do something at an expert level?  This is not what Louisiana-based Royal Teeth thinks when they hear the word.  Their new EP Amateurs, due to release on November 18, has a sound that is far from that of an amateur.

Formed in Louisiana, the band, with varying members, have been playing since 2010 and have been touring for about five years.  They have an upbeat sound that, according to Gary Larsen, is inspired by the music that is common to the New Orleans area where most of the members now reside.

The band has released two albums previously, all of which carry an upbeat sound similar to that of American Authors.  The band has been writing for a while, as their last album was released three years ago.    Singer and guitar player Larson would agree that it has been a long time, saying, “When you have that much time off and you still try to be busy, you end up writing way too many songs and we just have way too many ideas to know what to do with.  We have to start getting these flushed out as soon as possible.”

The latest release, a single with the same name as the album, is a fast-paced song with the pop sounds of today that also resemble the synth-heavy sounds of the 1980s.

The inspiration for the song, according to Larson and guitarist Josh Hefner, came from the book Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon.  The book has a chapter titled “Everyone is an Amateur.”

The two members explain that Amateur comes from a French word meaning passion.  Larson talks about an amateur passion.  It comes with the idea that passion has moments that aren’t sugar coated, and those moments are just as important as the moments of success that musicians experience.  “Life goes on. It’s nice to talk about the follow your dreams moment, but there’s more to it than that. . . You can follow your dreams, but you can still acknowledge that things can suck.”

The word amateur is to be looked at from a more vibrant perspective.  The band is passionate, and writing music and playing shows is still fun.  They don’t see themselves as virtuoso musicians, but rather a group of friends that truly love what they do in the same way they did when they first began their musical journeys.

How does the band keep the amateur mindset?  Adventure.  They have toured across the United States and into parts of Canada; they like to find something new to explore in every city no matter how many times they have visited.  Larson admits that, as a musician, this is not hard.  “You get really used to the interstate and a bar,” he says.  “You want a second get out of that, to, on some level, live there for just a small period of time.”

The band is currently half-way through the first leg of their tour, and is expected in Pittsburgh on October 27.  The second leg of the tour will continue near the west coast, and Hefner excitedly talks about some new cities on the tour.  “We’ve never played Vancouver before, and there is a Vancouver stop on the second half of this tour that I’m really excited about.”

Royal Teeth has also begun discussing the possibility of returning to the studio soon.  They promise fans that it will not be another three years before the release of an album.  For now, they will continue touring across the country, keeping lead singer Nora Patterson’s words in mind:  I have dreams, and they are gigantic.

Royal Teeth recently announced a new EP, Amateurs, set to drop on November 18th via Round Hill Music (American Authors, Bruno Mars)  — check out their recently released title track, “Amateurs.” The band has gained a ton of attention in the past with their hit single Wild,” including a performance on American Idol (by personal invitation of Harry Connick Jr. himself!).  Check out appearances on Last Call with Carson Daly and American Idol.

Interview and piece by Stephanie Connell

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Amy Rigby Pittsburgh show and ‘Diary of a Mod Housewife’ vinyl reissue

Pittsburgh native Amy Rigby’s Diary of a Mod Housewifeis a modern classic. It has never been available on vinyl. This will change Nov 18th when this wonderful album finally gets the vinyl release it deserves. Here’s what the press has said about it:

“..masterful. Funny and enticing, she is up there with the likes of Paul Simon and Randy Newman.”  – New York Times

 “Rigby’s solo debut remains a classic.”  – Chicago Tribune

 “An impressive debut. A-“ – Entertainment Weekly

 “Concept album of the year. A” – Robert Christgau

 “There are no maybes about Mod—this is a wonderful album” – People Magazine

 “As liberating as the first Pretenders album” –  Salon

 “…one of rock’s most distinctive and consistently excellent songwriters.” – Washington Post

 “…an instant classic” – UNCUT

 

image003Amy Rigby established herself as a solo artist in 1996 with debut album Diary Of A Mod Housewife, but had already been writing and performing her honest, intelligent and instantly-memorable songs for years as a member of early NYC alt-country band Last Roundup and girl group the Shams. Over the last two decades she has toured the US, UK and Europe and released four more acclaimed solo albums, as well as three duo records with her husband Wreckless Eric. Nov 18th, Diary Of A Mod Housewife will be released on vinyl for the first time and Amy is touring to revisit the classics and play new songs from her upcoming solo album due out next year. Here are the dates:

 

Sat 22 Oct 2016 Hudson, NY at Spotty Dog

Sun 23 Oct 2016 Cambridge, MA at Atwood’s Tavern 4pm

Wed 26 Oct 2016, Rochester NY at Abilene Bar & Lounge

Thu 27 Oct 2016 Cleveland, OH at Beachland Tavern

Fri 28 Oct 2016 Champaign, IL at A Sandwich Life House Concert

Sun 30 Oct 2016, Chicago, IL  at Reckless Records In-store 4pm

Sun 30 Oct 2016 – Rockford, IL  at Mary’s Place 8pm

Tue 01 Nov 2016Pittsburgh, PA  at Club Café

Thu 03 -06 Nov 2016Harbor Springs, MI at Springfed Arts Lambs Retreat

Wed 16 Nov 2016New York, NY at The HiFi Bar

Thu 17 Nov 2016 – New York, NY at The HiFi Bar

Sat 19 Nov 2016Media, PA at Concerts @ Sixth St.

Sun 20 Nov 2016 – Vienna, VA at Jammin’ Java

Thu 01 Dec 2016 – Glasgow, UK  at Admiral Bar

Sun 04 Dec 2016 – Hull, UK at Furley & Co

Sun 11 Dec 2016 – London, UK at Come Down & Meet the Folks 7pm

Tue 13 Dec 2016 – Brighton, UK at Prince Albert

Wed 14 Dec 2016 – Leicester, UK at The Musician

Here is a track from Diary of a Mod Housewife plus a live performance:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sN-T8eXl_Cw

 

https://amyrigby.bandcamp.com

 

http://www.nyctaper.com/2015/07/amy-rigby-may-28-2015-hifi-bar-flacmp3streaming/

SUPERJOINT Premieres New Track At Revolver Magazine

unnamed-5SUPERJOINT 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.
Mitchell’s idea worked brilliantly, as 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. Set for release on November 11th, 2016 via Anselmo’s own Housecore Records,Caught Up In The Gears Of Application was captured at Nodferatu’s Lair and marks the band’s first new output since 2003’s critically-lauded Lethal Dose Of American Hatred. Produced by Anselmo and Stephen Berrigan (Down, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Eyehategod, Haarp, Classhole etc.) and mastered by Scott Hull (Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Pig Destroyer) at Visceral Sounds, Caught Up In The Gears Of Application remains true to SUPERJOINT‘s original strategy: to spew forth an acrimonious crossover of hardcore punk, metal, and unrelenting, hostile, New Orleans-style angst.
“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.”
As a precursor to the release of Caught Up In The Gears Of Application, today Revolver Magazine offers up the confrontational “Sociopathic Herd Delusion,” for communal ingestion. Issues Anselmo simply, “‘Sociopathic Herd Delusion’ is an absolute SUPERJOINT hook-a-rama done in one-thousand-percent SUPERJOINT form! It’s a state of cerebral address, and thicker than a hundred-year-old deck of collectable boxing cards.”
Start your weekend off with a “Sociopathic Herd Delusion,” courtesy of Revolver Magazine, at THIS LOCATION.
Preorder bundles for SUPERJOINT‘s Caught Up In The Gears Of Application are available via the Housecore Store at THIS LOCATION. For digital preorders, point your browser to iTunes HERE or Apple Music HERE.
SUPERJOINT will bring their venom to the stage for their official record release show on November 12th, 2016 in Dallas with future onstage abrasions to be announced in the coming weeks.
SUPERJOINT:
11/12/2016 Gas Monkey Live! – Dallas, TX
Caught Up In The Gears Of Application Track Listing:
1. Today And Tomorrow
2. Burning The Blanket
3. Ruin You
4. Caught Up In The Gears Of The Application
5. Sociopathic Herd Delusion
6. Circling The Drain
7. Clickbait
8. Asshole
9. Mutts Bite Too
10. Rigging The Fight
11. Receiving No Answer To The Knock

 

Jim James Announces Solo Album Out 11/4 + Tour

Jim James’ Second Solo Album
Eternally Even
out November 4th

Announces Headline US Tour

“One of rock’s most powerful singers and one of its most fearless architects” -Rolling Stone

Jim James, frontman of My Morning Jacket, announces the release of Eternally Even, out November 4 via ATO/Capitol Records.

Defying categorization, James’ second solo project, Eternally Even, co-produced by Blake Mills (Alabama Shakes) and Jim James, is a heart-thumping call to action. The timing of its release, smack in the middle of election season, is no accident.

“I wanted to make an album that hopefully speaks to the issues of the day, many of which, sadly, are issues we have been dealing with since the beginning of time.” says James. “Most of what I think about right now is how so many things in the world are SO fucked up- our political system is broken and corrupt…our earth is being destroyed by climate change…people are not treating each other with equality and respect… and I think- are we going to make it?  Are we going to figure it out and fix it before it’s too late? Can we ever truly open our hearts and embrace love in all its beautiful forms? I think it’s still possible. I still have hope in humanity. I’m just trying to be a part of the discussion and encourage people to speak out for equality, to not be afraid to speak out for peace and love. All of us feel afraid at times in these absolutely insane times, but its important we speak our minds, cast our votes, and do not give in to fear and hatred.”

In early 2013, his first solo full length Regions of Light and Sound of God was released and met with widespread critical acclaim. Praised as “truly breathtaking” by Time Out and “magnificent” by Rolling Stone, the album was followed with a sold-out national headlining tour and appearances on Late Night with Jimmy FallonJimmy Kimmel LiveLate Show with David Letterman and Austin City Limits.

Jim James will be embarking a solo tour this winter. Dates listed below—tickets go on sale this Friday, September 23. Jim James fan club members get first access to tickets tomorrowSeptember 20th. Get more information on the pre-sale and join the fan club here.

New Tour Dates
11/15 & 11/16: Boston, MA @ Royale
11/18: Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philly
11/19: Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre
11/20: New York, NY @ Terminal 5
11/22: Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
11/23: Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
11/25: Louisville, KY @ Palace Theater
11/26: Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
11/27: Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
11/29: Saint Louis, MO @ The Pageant
11/30: Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
12/01: Minneapolis, MN @ State Theater
12/03: Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
12/05: Missoula, MT @ The Wilma Theatre
12/06: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
12/07: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
12/10: Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
12/11: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
12/13: Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live
12/14: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
12/16: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
12/17: New Orleans, LA @ The Civic Theatre

Already Announced:
9/28: Pappy and Harriet’s, Pioneertown, CA
9/29: Ventura Theatre, Ventura, CA
9/30: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, San Francisco, CA
10/1: The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA

*support by Twin Limb on all dates (except Fillmore SF)

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GOATWHORE Kicks Off US Live Takeover Surrounding Ozzfest Appearance This Week; Band To Record Follow-Up To Constricting Rage Of The Merciless

The eternal road hellions in GOATWHORE will take to the streets again on a final run of live debauchery to close out the year. Set to launch on September 16th and level fifteen stages throughOctober 1st, the band’s latest stretch of onstage demolitions includes a stop at Ozzfest in San Bernardino, California on September 24th and follows last month’s two-week European tour. Support will be provided by The Blood Royale on select dates. See all confirmed performances below.
Upon their return home, team GOATWHORE will rehearse for two weeks before heading into the studio to begin tracking the follow-up to their critically-adored Constricting Rage Of The Merciless full-length, issued in 2014 via Metal Blade Records.
GOATWHORE w/ The Blood Royale: 

9/16/2016 The District – Lafayette, LA *
9/17/2016 The Gig – Beaumont, TX
9/18/2016 Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX
9/19/2016 Korova Basement – San Antonio, TX
9/20/2016 Mesa Music Hall – El Paso, TX
9/21/2016 Flycatcher – Tucson, AZ
9/22/2016 Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV
9/23/2016 The Merrow – San Diego, CA *
9/24/2016 Ozzfest – San Bernardino, CA *
9/25/2016 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA
9/26/2016 Rojo’s – South Lake Tahoe, CA
9/28/2016 Lion’s Lair – Denver, CO
9/29/2016 Launchpad – Albuquerque. NM
9/30/2016 Reno’s Chop Shop – Dallas, TX
10/01/2016 Luna Live – Lake Charles, LA *
* No The Blood Royale

Metal Injection crowned Constricting Rage Of The Merciless, “the new high water mark of the group’s work thus far,” Pitchfork commended the band’s, “most varied record to date, as well as their strongest,” while PopMatters hailed an offering that’s “unrelentingly pummeling and brutally oppressive.”
Constricting Rage Of The Merciless debuted at #81 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, toppling their last entry position of #171 with Blood For The Master. Constricting… also hit the #21 spot on Billboard’s Rock chart, #7 on the Hard Rock chart, #13 on the Independent chart and, boasting ten mutinous tracks of thick, predatory, subterranean metal, continues to reap the exaltation of fans and critics globally. Purchase your copy today at metalblade.com/goatwhore where you’ll also find a host of videos, including a special edition of “FBS,” compiled from fan-filmed footage from around the globe.

Bay Area Thrash Icons Kick Off North American Tour With Slayer And Anthrax/ StageAE this Thursday!

unnamed-7Bay Area thrash icons DEATH ANGEL will kick off an epic run of live dates supporting Slayer and Anthrax. The latest trek, which commenced with a string of headlining dates September 4th, will run through October 30th and level over three dozen stages with an included stint on Rock Allegiance in Chester, Pennsylvania alongside Ghost, Killswitch Engage, Hellyeah and many more. See the band’s full schedule below.

DEATH ANGEL w/ Slayer, Anthrax:
9/09/2016 Jacob’s Pavilion – Cleveland, OH
9/10/2016 Freedom Hill Amphitheatre – Detroit, MI
9/11/2016 Streeters Ground Zero – Traverse City, MI #
9/12/2016 Sound Academy – Toronto, ON
9/13/2016 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
9/15/2016 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
9/16/2016 Anthology – Rochester, NY (Anthrax, DEATH ANGEL, Avatar)
9/17/2016 The Chance – Pougheepsie, NY **
9/18/2016 Rock Allegiance – Chester, PA [info]
9/20/2016 Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, IN
9/21/2016 Conchord Music Hall – Chicago, IL #
9/22/2016 The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
9/23/2016 Riverside Warehouse – Shreveport, LA #
9/25/2016 1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FL **
9/27/2016 Hard Rock Live – Orlando, FL
9/28/2016 Fillmore – Miami, FL
9/29/2016 Club LA – Destin FL #
9/30/2016 Horseshoe Casino Tunica – Tunica, MS
10/01/2016 The Warehouse – Clarksville, TN **
10/03/2016 Norva – Norfolk, VA
10/04/2016 The Orange Peel – Danville, VA (Anthrax, DEATH ANGEL, Avatar)
10/05/2016 Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
10/06/2016 Varsity Theater – Baton Rouge, LA **
10/07/2016 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX
10/08/2016 ACL at the Moody Theatre – Austin, TX
10/10/2016 Fillmore – Denver, CO
10/11/2016 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
10/13/2016 The Wilma Theatre – Missoula, MT
10/14/2016 Hitt Event Center – Idaho Falls, ID #
10/15/2016 Revolution Concert House – Garden City, ID #
10/16/2016 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA #
10/17/2016 ENMAX Center –  Lethbridge, AB
10/19/2016 South Okanagan Events Centre –  Penticton, BC
10/20/2016 Abbotsford Centre – Abbotsford, BC
10/21/2016 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR #
10/22/2016 Gibson Ranch/Aftershock – Elverta, CA **
10/23/2016 Reno Events Center – Reno, NV
10/24/2016 LVCS – Las Vegas, NB **
10/25/2016 Orpheum Theater – Flagstaff, AZ #
10/26/2016 Top Deck – Farmington, NM #
10/27/2016 El Paso County Coliseum – El Paso, TX
10/28/2016 Club Red – Mesa, AZ **
10/29/2016 Whiskey A Go Go – Hollywood, CA **
10/30/2016 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA **
** DEATH ANGEL only
# Anthrax, DEATH ANGEL only

DEATH ANGEL will be touring in support of their newest full-length The Evil Divide, released earlier this Spring via Nuclear Blast Records. The Evil Divide was recorded at AudioHammer studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof (Trivium, Deicide), who previously worked on 2010’sRelentless Retribution and 2013’s The Dream Calls For Blood. Mastering duties were handled by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in New York City.

Three decades into their celebrated career, DEATH ANGEL remains as hungry as ever. As a result, uncompromising urgency and unpredictability drive The Evil Divide. The group – vocalist Mark Osegueda, lead guitarist Rob Cavestany, guitarist Ted Aguilar, drummer Will Carroll, and bassist Damien Sisson – satiate the appetite for buzzsaw speed riffs, double bass mayhem, and scorching vocals over the course of ten new anthems.

The Evil Divide stands out as the culmination of thirty-plus years of music for DEATH ANGEL. It kicked off with legendary debut, The Ultra-Violence, in 1987. The classic Frolic Through The Parkbegan to cement their legacy and even earned the distinction of landing on Loudwire’s list of the “Top Ten Thrash Albums NOT Released By The Big 4.” The group broke up following 1990’s Act III only to reunite in 2004 on Art Of Dying for the next generation.

In 2008, DEATH ANGEL teamed with producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Rush, Mastodon) for Killing Season recorded at Dave Grohl’s Studio 606. In 2010, Relentless Retribution boasted a cameo from virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela, while 2013’s The Dream Calls For Blood bowed at #72 on the Billboard Top 200, selling 5,400 copies first-week and earning the group’s first-ever entry onto that respective chart.

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DAN REED NETWORK Announces US Tour Dates

unnamed-1Earlier this year, DAN REED NETWORK released their new album “Fight Another Day” via Frontiers Music srl.  The album marked the first album in 25 years from one of the most infectious and gifted bands to come out in the Melodic Rock World in the second part of the 80’s.
The band’s multiple hit singles and albums between 1987 and 1991 in places like the UK and Scandinavia indicate that there is something uniquely appealing about DRN’s hybrid sound and multi-racial line-up. They toured with Bon Jovi and the Rolling Stones. Then Dan Reed walked away from the music at the height of his fame.
The release of the new album has been accompanied by the first Dan Reed Network shows in decades. Sold-out shows in the UK and Europe were accompanied by rave reviews.
And now the band returns to the road in the US!  In support of  “Fight Another Day” DAN REED NETWORK have scheduled a handful dates in The US including stops on both the East and West coast.    The dates are listed below.
DAN REED NETWORK:
 
DAN commented on the upcoming tour:
“This will be the first time DRN has performed in New York, New Jersey and Los Angeles in over 20 years and the band is truly excited about returning to the US after reuniting, making a new studio album and after having performed some amazing club shows and rock festivals in Europe! We have such great memories of playing to packed houses at the Cat Club and The World’s End in NYC, and our sold out show at The Roxy in LA still ranks as one of our favorite shows of our career back in the day! DRN will be kickin’ up the funk rock and performing a ton of DRN classics and new tracks from our 2016 album ‘Fight Another Day’, and truly can’t wait to get everyone’s reaction to the live set once again!”
“Fight Another Day” is available for purchase via iTunes and Amazon.
Make sure to check out the band’s new videos for “The Brave” and “Divided”.
The new album was recorded primarily in the hometown of members of DRN, Portland, Oregon, while most of the writing process took place in Dan Reed’s private studio in Prague in the Czech Republic, where Reed currently resides with his family. Demos were sent back and forth between Derek Shulman (A&R for Frontiers), Brion James, Melvin Brannon Jr. and Rob Daiker, making notes and refining the songs over great distances via the Internet. This process was not unlike with DRN composed songs back in the late 80’s and early 90’s as Dan Reed used to demo out songs on his Akai 12 track machine and bring the songs into rehearsals where the band members would then arrange and flesh out the band’s classic ‘funk rock’ sound.
DAN REED NETWORK is:
* Dan Reed – Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitars, Piano, Synth Programming, Moog Bass
* Brion James – Vocals, Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Synth Guitars, Synth Programming, Drum Programming
* Dan Pred – Drums, Percussion, Videographer
* Melvin Brannon II – Vocals, Bass, Acoustic Bass, Electric Contra Bass, Synth Bass
* Rob Daiker – Vocals, Keyboards, Synth Programming, Drum Programming
 
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VYCES Announce The HELLRZZR Tour with Invidia and White Knuckle Riot

VYCES Tour poster

Los Angeles, California Hard Rock band VYCES have announced that they will co­headline the

HELLRZZR Toursponsored byHELLRZZR Clothing with Las Vegas, Nevada bandInvidia this fall. The tour will kick off onOctober 18th in San Diego, California, make its way to the midwest, and then conclude onNovember 22nd in Sacramento, California at The Boardwalk.

After recently premiering their video for their single “DEVIL” from the band’s upcoming debut EP due out October 20, 2016 that was produced by Augustus Cryns (Stitched Up Heart, XO Stereo, The Dead Rabbits and Westfield Massacre) on VEVO, VYCES is ready to hit the road on a co­headlining US run with Invidia and White Knuckle Riot in support.

Pre-orders will be available on September 29th on iTunes!

VYCES frontman Dave Naruszewicz comments, “We are extremely excited for the opportunity to be heading out on The HELLRZZR Tour with the super heavy and talented INVIDIA and White Knuckle Riot. We’ve been working really hard over the past three years putting VYCES together. It’s an amazing feeling to see this beast finally come to life. We are really looking forward to seeing familiar faces, and making new fans along the way. We’ll see you all on the road!!”

“DEVIL” can be seen here:

http://vevo.ly/DhCl3t

The song can be purchased here:

http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1140636283?ls=1&app=itunes

INVIDIA is a massive heavy metal super­group comprised of IN THIS MOMENT bassist Travis Johnson on vocals, Matt Snell of 5 FINGER DEATH PUNCH fame on bass with SKINLAB guitarists Brian Jackson & Marcos Medinacompleting this highly anticipated project masterminded by metal Legend
Logan Mader (of Machine Head, Soulfly, Once Human)

“Making My Amends” can be seen here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w31MrYLljiY

White Knuckle Riot was formed in California in order to deliver the people a politically charged message, conveyed in heavy rock, haunting lyrics and drive.

White Knuckle Riot – The Frontline w/Lyrics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjVMNs6VrSE

HELLRZZR Clothing is a street brand that doesn’t pertain to any one style. They have the brass to take on a wide variety of meanings while staying significant to their values, stand up and fight for what they believe in, and live life to the fullest. There’s a HELLRZZR in us all and nothing worth having is obtained without putting in the work. HELLRZZR is quality printed and designed clothing that embodies these core values with the intension to regularly deliver consistency in their designs while offering a new style that embraces continuous change.

HELLRZZR TOUR DATES:

10/18 – San Diego, CA – TBA
10/19 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
10/20 – Santa Cruz, CA – TBA
10/21 – Reno, NV – The Rockbar Theatre
10/22 – Las Vegas, NV – TBA
10/23 – Albuquerque, NM – The Co-Op
10/25 – El Paso, TX – TBA
10/26 – Midland, TX – TBA
10/27 – San Antonio, TX – TBA
10/28 – Corpus Christi, TX – TBA
10/29 – San Leon, TX – 18th St Pier
10/30 – Dallas, TX – TBA
11/1 – Oklahoma City, OK – Thunder Alley
11/2 – Salina, KS – Paramount Bar
11/3 – Omaha, NE – TBA
11/4 – Savage, MN – TBA
11/5 – Chippewa Falls, WI – EveryBuddys
11/6 – Dubuque, IA – The Venue
11/8 – Peoria, IL – Limelight Sound Bar
11/9 – Madison, WI – The Red Zone
11/10 – Stevens Point, WI – TBA
11/11 – Cudahy, WI – The Metal Grill
11/12 – Joliet, IL – The Tree
11/13 – St. Louis, MO – TBA
11/15 – Hutchinson, KS – TBA
11/16 – Denver, CO – Aztlan Theatre
11/17 – Casper, WY – TBA
11/18 – Idaho Falls, ID – The Falls
11/19 – Garden City, ID – Eclypse
11/20 – Sacramento, CA – The Boardwalk

VYCES is:
Dave Naruszewicz ­ Vocals

Evan Seidlitz ­ Vocals/Keyboards

Shawn Patterson ­ Guitar

Mark James Klepaski ­ Bass

Russell Ray – Drums

For More Information Please Visit:

https://www.facebook.com/vycesofficial/
http://vycesofficial.com
Invidiahome.com
Whiteknuckleriot.com
HELLRZZR.com

About VYCES:

In the summer of 2014, frontman and guitarist, Dave Naruszewicz was looking to work on a new project following the disbandment of Chicago ­based group, Heart­Set Self Destruct. After recording 2 full length records, releasing a single to active rock radio which charted at #1 on Music Choice Network, and years of touring North America with such bands as Volbeat, Hellyeah, and Filter it was time for change.

Looking to feed his passion as an artist, Dave spent time working with other musicians in the Chicago music scene but didn’t find what he was looking for. Not deterred, Dave reached out to longtime friend and fellow musician/drummer, Russell Ray. Russ (formerly of Old Fashioned Beatdown) also co­wrote and recorded drums for Wind­Up Records recording artist Megan McCauley.

Dave began flying to Los Angeles from Chicago twice a month, working with Russ to build something new, original and undeniable. Russ then reached out to former bandmate and guitarist Shawn Patterson (formerly Old Fashioned Beatdown and Phantom Communique). The three began writing, recording, and sharing demos that would eventually become the foundation of VYCES. After a few trips to L.A., they entered the studio with producer Augustus Cryns (Stitched Up Heart, XO Stereo, The Dead Rabbits and Westfield Massacre).

One year later, the band completed 14 songs that established the raw sound, power, and a vision that is VYCES. The band has been compared to such artists as Chevelle, Killswitch Engage and Breaking Benjamin, sonically creating a dark blend of active rock and metal. Dave describes the soul of the songs as “exploring the darker side of human emotion and behavior. It’s something everyone can relate to because everyone has experienced some form of hurt, betrayal, weakness, hate, addiction and/or lack of acceptance. It’s also the fuel that drives us to be stronger, get better and overcome the flaws we’ve built in our minds.”
The founding members of the band felt it was time to release their music and tour, so they began their hunt for members to fill out the lineup and become part of the family. Evan Seidlitz, (former singer of Thrown Into Exile and Grimace), longtime friend of Dave and Russ, was asked to join the band. Evan toured on The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival in 2013 with Thrown Into Exile, promoting their single, “Not Alone” which was featured on Sirius XM’s Liquid Metal. Evan also performed several guest spots with Grimace when they played the house band for Comedy Central’s Tosh.0. Evan, being a singer and frontman himself, brought a new dimension of aggressive and melodic vocals to round out the band’s live performance, as well as adding keys and synths to fill out the sound. The band soon began auditioning other musicians in search of a bass player. Evan brought in bassist Mark James Klepaski (formerly of Breaking Benjamin). Mark earned platinum and gold records for his work with Breaking Benjamin. Along with years of touring experience, Mark brought a unique and powerful style and tone that fit perfectly with the band’s vision. Mark re­tracked the bass lines on the record, helping mold the band’s rhythm section into what it is today. The band is currently preparing to release their self­titled EP and recently shot a music video for the upcoming single, “Devil” directed by Ron Underwood. “Devil” will be released this August 18th. Their 1st single “The Hive” is currently available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and all other media platforms.

BATTLECROSS ON TOUR this Fall with SOILWORK, UNEARTH, WOVENWAR & DARKNESS DIVIDED/ NOV 12 @Diesel

Oct. 14 – Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall
Oct. 15 – Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House
Oct. 16Virginia Beach, VA @ Shakas
Oct. 17Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
Oct. 18 – Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
Oct. 20Fort Worth, TX @ The Rail Club
Oct. 21 – San Leon, TX @ 18th Street Pier Bar and Grill
Oct. 22 – Austin, TX @ Texas Revoution Fest
Oct. 24 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
Oct. 25Van Nuys, CA @White Oak Music & Arts
Oct. 26 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse

Oct. 27San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
Oct. 29 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Oct. 30 – Spokane, WA @ The Pin
Nov. 01 – Jerome, ID @ Diamondz Event Center
Nov. 02Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar
Nov. 03 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
Nov. 05St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
Nov. 06 – Louisville, KY @ Diamond Pub & Billiards
Nov. 07 – Kent, OH @ The Outpost
Nov. 09 – Ringle, WI @ Q and Z Expo Center
Nov. 10Arlington Heights, IL @ Home Bar
Nov. 11 – Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
Nov. 12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel
Nov. 13 – New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
Nov. 15 – Ottawa, ON @ The Brass Monkey
Nov. 16 – Toronto, ON @ Rockpile West

‘RISE TO POWER’ now on sale via iTunes

Girl In A Coma’s Nina Diaz Drops Video w/ FUSE, Solo Debut Out 10/28, Cyndi Lauper Tour Date Support

Nina Diaz

Trick Candle” Video Unleashed w/ FUSE

National Tour Includes Cyndi Lauper Support 9/17

9/10: San Marcos, TX @ SMTX Pride
9/10: San Antonio, TX @ Mission Pachanga
9/17: Albuquerque, NM @ Sandia Casino w/ Cyndi Lauper
9/23: Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds
9/24: New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall (9:45 set time)
10/6 Savannah, GA @ Wormhole
10/8: Arlington, VA @ Iota Cafe
10/9: Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy
10/13: Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner
10/14 Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio
10/15: Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
10/17: Chicago, IL @ Double Door
10/18: St. Louis, MO @ Fubar

The Beat Is Dead out October 28 on Cosmica Artists,
Debut Solo Album From Girl In A Coma Frontwoman


Click here to watch “Trick Candle”

The Beat Is Dead is the new solo debut LP from Girl In A Coma frontwomanNina Diaz, announced recently alongside her NPR Tiny Desk Concert and lead album track January 9th. Today, she unveils the colorful video for post-punk 80s synth driven album single “Trick Candle” which premiered with FUSE. Displaying the feistier side of her eclectic 13-song collection, the “Trick Candle” video is available HERE.

Girl In A Coma is the critically hailed indie-punk band that was famously nurtured by Joan Jett, opened for Morrissey and Tegan and Sara, and earned multiple Independent Music Awards. The Beat Is Dead shines a light on Nina’s electrifying rock’n’roll repertoire and introspective nature, simultaneously tapping into a dark emotive place and the triumphant strength of her journey to sobriety.

Hailed for enrapturing crowds with her wildly seductive live performance & warm sense of humor, Nina Diaz will kick off a national tour this weekend with stops in NYC, Philadelphia and Chicago as well as a support date for Cyndi Lauper on 9/17 in Albuquerque. Full list of tour dates here.


Photo Credit: Jade Hernandez

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