Austin Music Awards Honors BLACK HEART SAINTS

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The 37th Annual Austin Music Awards, held at Austin City Limits Live on February 27th, presented BLACK HEART SAINTS with the “Best Metal Band” award in front of over 2,000 attendees. The award recognizes Black Heart Saints’ contributions to the Austin music scene and formally anoints the band as the city’s most promising act in the hard rock / heavy metal genre.

Other big winners of the night included Willie Nelson taking home the Best Country award, and Ghostland Observatory representing Electronic Music.

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Most recently, the band has been featured as the go-to support act for the biggest names in rock, including Slash & Myles Kennedy, Pop Evil, and Steel Panther. Black Heart Saints’ charismatic live show has been jettisoning to the forefront of Texas rock, following the success of chart-topping acts from the Lone Star State such as Nothing More and The Sword.

The soaring vocals of front-man Josh Ross have drawn comparisons to Myles Kennedy and Chris Cornell. While the band is influenced by the likes of Mötley Crüe, Guns ‘N Roses, and other legendary hard rock acts, the commanding presence of Black Heart Saints’ live show brandishes an updated take on the genre.

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Dangerous & dirty, with a distinct groove steeped in classic rock, yet with a modern edge, Black Heart Saints gives fans exactly what they want – rock god vocals catapulted over explosive, memorable riffs – leaving legions of the rock ‘n’ roll faithful yearning for more.

After debuting at SXSW in 2014, this powerhouse quartet has been building a solid reputation as a support act for national touring bands such as Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Sevendust, Pop Evil, Nonpoint, Coheed and Cambria, Filter, POD, The Toadies, and more.

The soaring vocals of front-man Josh Ross have drawn comparisons to Myles Kennedy and Chris Cornell. While the band is influenced by the likes of Mötley Crüe, Guns ‘N Roses, and other legendary Hard Rock acts, the commanding presence of Black Heart Saints’ live show brandishes an updated take on the genre.

Quickly conquering some of the biggest stages and festivals in the United States, Black Heart Saints has built an impressive resume, and has been recognized as one of the nation’s top emerging rock acts:
– Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Headliner
– Austin Chronicle Music Awards: Top 10 Best New Bands
– Austin Music Foundation Artist of the Month, 2017
– San Antonio’s Fiesta Oyster Bake Headliner
– SXSW Performer
– Buffalo Trace Battle of the Bands Grand Prize Winner
– ESPN X Games Austin Performer

In 2014, Black Heart Saints represented their hometown at the ESPN X Games in Austin. 2015 kicked off with key performances during South by Southwest Festival, Texas Rockfest, and Fiesta Oyster Bake in San Antonio. The band also went back to the studio to record a string of upcoming singles produced by Omar Vallejo at Austin’s renowned 512 Studios.

After debuting their first official music video for the hit single “Touch The Sky” on MTV, VEVO, and YouTube, Black Heart Saints is poised to launch a memorable international career with ambitions to dominate stages across the globe. Half-way through 2016, the band gained nationwide airplay on Sirius XM’s Octane and Faction channels.

In 2017, the band received two major accolades: Black Heart Saints was chosen as Austin Music Foundation’s Artist of the Month, and received a spot in the top 10 Best New Bands in Austin Chronicle’s Austin Music Awards for 2016-2017.

The band’s first full-length release – ALIVE – was soon followed by the Road to Sturgis Tour 2017, which put Black Heart Saints’ charismatic live performance to the test when the band took the stage at the world-renowned motorcycle rally, attended by over 500,000 bikers from all around the globe.

Foreshadowing a successful 2018, Black Heart Saints embarked on an extensive tour to the West Coast beginning in January, which included a highlight performance at the legendary Viper Room in West Hollywood, California. Throughout the summer, the band was tapped to support some of the biggest names in rock — both new and old, including Steel Panther, Dokken, Jackyl, as well as upcoming arena acts Blacktop Mojo and Joyous Wolf. After a successful onslaught of summer shows, Black Heart Saints will enter the studio this fall to record an upcoming record that is destined to be a chart-topper.

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BLACKTOP MOJO Release Official Music Video for “Prodigal”

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

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

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

Click to Download / Stream ‘Burn the Ships’

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

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

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

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

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Pop Evil Debut “Trenches” Remixed by Rapper DMC

NEW TOUR DATES W/ STONE SOUR ANNOUNCED

“Onyx” Out Now!

Michigan rock powerhouse, POP EVIL have debuted a remix version of their #1 Active Rock single “Trenches,” remixed by legendary hip-hop pioneer Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

“It’s an honor getting to work with Rap Icon Darryl ‘D.M.C.’ McDaniels of RUN DMC on our Remix of #1 Rock Single ‘Trenches,’ says frontman Leigh Kakaty.  “Collaborating with D.M.C. has brought the song to a whole new level, and we are very excited to get it out there to see what the future brings.”

The brand new “Trenches” remix will be included on a super deluxe version of “Onyx,” which will be released on Tuesday, December 17th.Pre-orders are available nowPOP EVIL would like to let fans know that a special surprise will also be debuted on the same day.

The band is out on the road right now supporting their latest single “Deal With The Devil,” which is currently sitting at #2 on the Active rock charts with supporting acts YOUNG GUNS, GIRL ON FIRE and ERA 9. The band recently announced that they will be direct support for none other than STONE SOUR early in 2014. Click here for all tour dates.

1. Goodbye My Friend
2. Deal with the Devil
3. Trenches
4. Torn to Pieces
5. Divide
6. Beautiful
7. Silence & Scars
8. Sick Sense
9. Fly Away
10. Behind Closed Doors
11. Welcome to Reality
12. Flawed

POP EVIL released “Onyx,” their third studio LP earlier this year Accolades continue to pile up as the band releases their most comprehensive material to date.

Onyx” debuted at #39 on the Billboard Top 200 and #9 on the Independent Chart.

With over 10,000 copies sold in the first week of release, this makes “Onyx” the most successful first week in the band’s history.

This milestone is the latest in the band’s hard working radio career. POP EVIL has landed a total of 4 Top 10 Active Rock singles and 3 Top 5 Rock Singles on their last album, “War Of Angels.”

“This group is the average American heavy rock fan’s dream.” – The Aquarian Weekly

“Influenced largely by Shinedown, Puddle of Mudd, more proof that radio-ready hard-rock shlock will never die.” – SPIN

“Onyx rocks. It’s shinier than a new set of Tyfun chrome rims, if that vehicle needed twelve of them, & every lug nut is perfectly torqued.” – About.com

“The quintet has elevated its game on every level with this 12-track album” – The Oakland Press

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Leigh Kakaty and DMC after a set in Kansas City, MO in August 2013

STOLEN BABIES Announce Upcoming U.S. Tour with STONE SOUR and POP EVIL

Experimental rock group STOLEN BABIES are pleased to announce their upcoming U.S. tour with headlining hard rock giants Stone Sour and fellow supporters Pop Evil. The tour begins on January 14th in Orlando, FL and stops in several major American cities through February 15th.  See below for all current tour dates and make sure to get tickets now before there are none left! Additional dates are scheduled for announcement.

Drummer Gil Sharone says, “We’re really excited about being on the Stone Sour tour and coming back to so many of our favorite cities. It’s a big deal to us and we’re grateful for the opportunity.”

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ON TOUR W/ STONE SOUR, POP EVIL

14-Jan  Orlando, FL @ House of Blues

15-Jan  Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore

17-Jan  Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live

18-Jan  New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

19-Jan  Philadelphia, PA @ TLA

21-Jan  Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

22-Jan  Boston, MA @ House of Blues

24-Jan  Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

25-Jan  Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s

26-Jan  Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts

28-Jan  Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

31-Jan  Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre

1-Feb   Sioux Falls, SD @ The District

3-Feb   Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

5-Feb   West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues

6-Feb   Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues

8-Feb   Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues

9-Feb   Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee

11-Feb El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls

13-Feb Dallas, TX @ House of Blues

14-Feb Houston, TX @ House of Blues

15-Feb San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live

STOLEN BABIES drummer Gil Sharone is an official nominee in the Modern Drummer 2014 Readers Poll! Gil is nominated in the Best Clinician category. Support STOLEN BABIES and cast your vote for Gil HERE.

While you are surfing the web, check out the band’s latest music video for the track ‘Second Sleep’. The video was directed by Ilan Sharone, well-known video director and brother of Rani and Gil, with visual FX and animation by Meats Meier. The track is cut from the band’s most recent full-length release, entitled Naught. The album is available at your local music retailer and through iTunes, Amazon and all other standard digital retailers.

For more information on STOLEN BABIES, please visit these websites:

www.stolenbabiestheband.com

www.facebook.com/stolenbabiesofficial

www.twitter.com/stolenbabies

www.myspace.com/stolenbabies

 

 

STOLEN BABIES is:

Dominique Lenore Persi – Lead Vocals/Accordion

Rani Sharone – Bass/Guitar/Vocals

Gil Sharone – Drums

Pop Evil Announce New Tour Dates, Single Price Drop

POP EVIL ANNOUNCE NEW TOUR DATES

“Deal With The Devil” single drops to $0.69 via iTunes

“Onyx” Out Now!

POP EVIL have announced a new batch of tour dates to finish out the year as the most active touring band in America. Kicking off in Traverse City this Friday, November 8th and running well into the holiday season with a welcome home show in Grand Rapids on December 20th. 2013 will close as the busiest year the band has ever seen. THE LETTER BLACKEVE TO ADAM and BLACK OXYGEN are set to support various dates in November and YOUNG GUNSGIRL ON FIRE andERA 9 are set to support various dates in December. Frontman Leigh Kakaty comments on the upcoming run:

“We decided to bring out these upcoming bands with us in November and December. This bill is very diverse which will be very entertaining for our fans. Get there early to check them out!”

To show the fans how much this means to them, the band is dropping the price of their latest single, “Deal With The Devil” to $0.69

CLICK HERE TO BUY 

The band recently achieved another milestone with yet another Top 10 Active Rock single with “Deal With The Devil.” Previous top ten singles have included “Boss’s Daughter,” “Monster You Made,” “Last Man Standing” and “Trenches,” which went all the way to #1 earlier this year. This is the band’s sixth time entering the top ten on the Active Rock charts.

1. Goodbye My Friend
2. Deal with the Devil
3. Trenches
4. Torn to Pieces
5. Divide
6. Beautiful
7. Silence & Scars
8. Sick Sense
9. Fly Away
10. Behind Closed Doors
11. Welcome to Reality
12. Flawed

POP EVIL released “Onyx,” their third studio LP earlier this year Accolades continue to pile up as the band releases their most comprehensive material to date.

Onyx” debuted at #39 on the Billboard Top 200 and #9 on the Independent Chart.

With over 10,000 copies sold in the first week of release, this makes “Onyx” the most successful first week in the band’s history.

This milestone is the latest in the band’s hard working radio career. POP EVIL has landed a total of 4 Top 10 Active Rock singles and 3 Top 5 Rock Singles on their last album, “War Of Angels.”

“This group is the average American heavy rock fan’s dream.” – The Aquarian Weekly

“Influenced largely by Shinedown, Puddle of Mudd, more proof that radio-ready hard-rock shlock will never die.” – SPIN

“Onyx rocks. It’s shinier than a new set of Tyfun chrome rims, if that vehicle needed twelve of them, & every lug nut is perfectly torqued.” – About.com

“The quintet has elevated its game on every level with this 12-track album” – The Oakland Press

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TOUR DATES

11/8/13 Traverse City, MI
Ground Zero

11/9/13 Libertyville, IL
Austin’s Saloon

11/10/13 Wausau, WI
The Fillmore

11/12/13 Battle Creek, MI
Planet Rock

11/14/13 Johnson City, TN
Capone’s

11/15/13 Greenville, SC
The Handlebar

11/16/13 Greensboro, NC
Mirage

11/17/13 Atlanta, GA
Masquerade

11/18/13 Fayetteville, NC
The Drunk Horse Pub

11/20/13 Jacksonville, FL
Hooligans

11/22/13 Clifton Park, NY
Upstate Concerts

11/23/13 Quincy, MA
South Shore Music Hall

11/24/13 Syracuse, NY
Westcott Theater

12/5/13 Miami, OK
Buffalo Run Casino

12/6/13 Wichita, KS
The Cotillion

12/7/13 Illipololis, IL
Bunker’s Bar

12/13/13 St. Paul, MN
Myth

12/14/13 Pontiac, IL
Freaksters Roadhouse

12/18/13 Parkersburg, WV
Six Pence Pub

12/19/13 Columbus, OH
Newport Music Hall

12/20/13 Grand Rapids, MI
The Intersection

12/21/13 Covington, KY
Madison Theater

POP EVIL STREAM NEW ALBUM IN ITS ENTIRETY

 

POP EVIL STREAM NEW ALBUM IN ITS ENTIRETY
New Music Video Live!
“Onyx” Out Tomorrow!

With their new record “Onyx” hours away from release, POP EVIL are streaming their new effort in its entirety viaLoudwire.com today.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

The band released the official music video for their Top 5 Rock Chartsingle “Trenches” last week. The video is the finale of a three part series to be released in reverse directed by Swedish director Johan Carlén Mask. Click the above image or HERE to watch!

POP EVIL was featured on a recent episode of ESPN’s SPORTSCENTERCLICK HEREto watch!

1. Goodbye My Friend
2. Deal with the Devil
3. Trenches
4. Torn to Pieces
5. Divide
6. Beautiful
7. Silence & Scars
8. Sick Sense
9. Fly Away
10. Behind Closed Doors
11. Welcome to Reality
12. Flawed

POP EVIL will release “Onyx,” their fourth studio LP on Tuesday, May 14thand have already secured a Top Five Mainstream chart position. Accolades continue to pile up as the band gets ready to release their most comprehensive material of their career.

“Onyx is one of the most cohesive, memorable, and downright fun listening experiences of the year.” – underthegunreview.net

“If the first offering ‘Trenches’ is an indication of just how good the rest of the CD will be, this is destined to be the must have disc of the summer.” – Charlotte Examiner

PRE-ORDER ON ITUNES HERE

POP EVIL will be in usual form this spring and hitting the road harder than ever. Dates are confirmed across the US with SEVENDUST in May with a highlighted stop on the main stage at Rock on the Range Festival withSOUNDGARDEN, ALICE IN CHAINS and SMASHING PUMPKINS.

POP EVIL IS: Leigh Kakaty (Lead Vocals)
, Nick Fuelling (Lead Guitar), 
Dave Grahs (Rhythm Guitar), Matt DiRito (Bass), 
Chachi Riot (Drums)

POP EVIL DEBUT MUSIC VIDEO FOR “TRENCHES”

POP EVIL DEBUT MUSIC VIDEO FOR “TRENCHES”
New Single Enters Top 5 Rock Chart
“Onyx” Out Next Week

(New York, NY) – Michigan rock heavyweights POP EVIL have debuted a new music video for their hit single “Trenches[link]” exclusively through the band’s official website today.

 

 

 

 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH!

The band has created a three part video series, directed by veteran Swedish director Johan Carlén Mask (AVATAR).  The video for “Trenches” is the last in the series, and the first to be released, as each of the three parts will be released in reverse.  The band comments:

“We wanted to portray a realistic view on the issues of addiction and abuse. We hope it makes the viewer take a positive approach on looking at themselves for strength and hope thattomorrow is another day closer to absolution.”

1. Goodbye My Friend
2. Deal with the Devil
3. Trenches
4. Torn to Pieces
5. Divide
6. Beautiful
7. Silence & Scars
8. Sick Sense
9. Fly Away
10. Behind Closed Doors
11. Welcome to Reality
12. Flawed

POP EVIL will release “Onyx,” their fourth studio LP on Tuesday, May 14thand have already secured a Top Five Mainstream chart position. Accolades continue to pile up as the band gets ready to release their most comprehensive material of their career.

“Onyx is one of the most cohesive, memorable, and downright fun listening experiences of the year.” – underthegunreview.net

“If the first offering ‘Trenches’ is an indication of just how good the rest of the CD will be, this is destined to be the must have disc of the summer.” – Charlotte Examiner

PRE-ORDER ON ITUNES HERE

POP EVIL will be in usual form this spring and hitting the road harder than ever. Dates are confirmed across the US with SEVENDUST in May with a highlighted stop on the main stage at Rock on the Range Festival with SOUNDGARDEN, ALICE IN CHAINS and SMASHING PUMPKINS.

POP EVIL IS: Leigh Kakaty (Lead Vocals)
, Nick Fuelling (Lead Guitar), 
Dave Grahs (Rhythm Guitar), Matt DiRito (Bass), 
Chachi Riot (Drums)

 

 

 

VIDEOS

TOUR DATES

5/10/13 Springfield, IL
The Ramada Oasis Inn & Convention Center

5/11/13 Tulsa, OK
Cain’s Ballroom

5/13/13 Rapid City, SD
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center

5/14/13 Bismark, ND
Civic Center Exhibit

5/15/13 Duluth, MN
Clyde Iron Works

5/17/13 Grand Rapids, MI
The Orbit Room

5/18/13 Columbus, OH
Rock On The Range Festival

5/22/13 Baton Rouge, LA
Varsity Theater

5/23/13 Columbus, OH
Front Porch of the South

5/24/13 Jacksonville, FL
Bresters Roc Bar

5/25/13 Niceville, FL
Mullett Festival Grounds

5/26/13 St. Petersburg, FL
State Theatre

5/29/13 Johnson City, TN
Capones

5/30/13 Baltimore, MD
Rams Head Live!

5/31/13 Philadelphia, PA
Trocadero

6/1/13 Uncasville, CT
Mohigan Sun Casino Wolf Den

6/15/13 Kent, CT
Club Gateway

6/16/13 Hampton, NH
Wally’s Pub

6/19/13 Bowling Green, KY
The Rustic Room

6/20/13 Bloomington, IL
The Castle Theater

6/21/13 Bridgeview, IL
Toyota Park

6/22/13 Earlville, IA
Romper Room

6/23/13 Sioux Falls, SD
Rookies

6/26/13 Seattle, WA
Showbox at the Market

6/27/13 Missoula, MT
Wilma Theater

6/29/13 Gibbons, CAN
Boonstock

7/1/13 Aberdeen, SD
Dakota Events Center

7/2/13 Minneapolis, MN
Skyway Theater

7/3/13 Chicago, IL
House of Blues

7/10/13 Warsaw, IN
Kosciusko County Community Fair

7/19/13 Eau Clair, WI
Chippewa Valley Rock Fest

7/25/13 Royalton, MN
Halfway Jam Festival Grounds

8/6/13 Sturgis, SD
Full Throttle Saloon

POP EVIL REVEAL MORE STUDIO FOOTAGE

 

POP EVIL REVEAL MORE STUDIO FOOTAGE
ITUNES PRE ORDER LIVE NOW!
Pre-Order Bundles Available
“Trenches” Climbing The Charts

1. Goodbye My Friend
2. Deal with the Devil
3. Trenches
4. Torn to Pieces
5. Divide
6. Beautiful
7. Silence & Scars
8. Sick Sense
9. Fly Away
10. Behind Closed Doors
11. Welcome to Reality
12. Flawed

POP EVIL have released new behind the scenes studio footage today previewing three new tracks. Check out sneak peeks ofthe tracks “Deal with the Devil” and “Beautiful” by clicking HERE.

The band recently released the album cover, track listing and pre-order bundle info this morning in preparation for the release of their forthcoming LP “Onyx” due out May 14, 2013.

PRE-ORDER ON ITUNES HERE

The bands newest single “Trenches” has seen a quick rise up the active rock radio charts since its debut only 6 weeks ago. The track is quickly closing in on Top Ten and is currently sitting at #11.

POP EVIL will be in usual form this spring and hitting the road harder than ever. Dates are confirmed across the US with THREE DAYS GRACE in April and SEVENDUST in May with highlighted stops at Rock on the Range Festival, Carolina Rebellion Festival, Fort Rock Festival and Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville.

A handful of pre-order bundles are available as of today, see below!

 

 

POP EVIL REVEAL MORE ALBUM DETAILS

POP EVIL have revealed the album cover, track listing and pre-order bundle info this morning in preparation for the release of their forthcoming LP “Onyx” due out May 14, 2013.

The bands newest single “Trenches” has seen a quick rise up the active rock radio charts since its debut only 3 weeks ago. It is currently sitting at #15 after being the #1 most added track this week.

 

POP EVIL will be in usual form this spring and hitting the road harder than ever. Dates are confirmed across the US with THREE DAYS GRACE in April and SEVENDUST in May with highlighted stops at Rock on the Range Festival, Carolina Rebellion Festival, Fort Rock Festival and Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville.

A handful of pre-order bundles are available as of today, see below!

 

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VIDEOS

POP EVIL REVEAL IN THE STUDIO CLIP

Michigan rock radio champions POP EVILhave revealed a new studio update surrounding their new single Trenches.”

CLICK HERE TO WATCH

Trenches” has seen a quick rise up the active rock radio charts since its debut only 2 weeks ago. It is currently sitting at #25 after being the #1 most added track this week.

POP EVIL will be in usual form this spring and hitting the road harder than ever. Dates are confirmed across the US with THREE DAYS GRACE in April and SEVENDUST in may with highlighted stops at Rock on the Range FestivalCarolina Rebellion FestivalFort Rock Festival and Monster Energy’s Welcome To Rockville.

The band has been hard at work on their upcoming full length freshly titled “Onyx” due out on May 14, 2013. The message of “Trenches” applies to the world of art as well as the world of sports, the military or anyone struggling with the economic downturn, like Pop Evil’s home state of Michigan.

“It’s about our battles,” says frontman Leigh Kakaty. “Not focusing on the things we can’t control, if we really want to be a band that stands the test of time we have to write the music that connects. We have to dig our way out of the trenches.”

During a slump in the music industry, Pop Evil is living proof that you can still make a living following your dreams. “It’s a matter of time before rock and roll is in the forefront again and we want to be part of that.”

After three Top 5 songs at Rock Radio, a fourth in the Top 10, a half million digital singles sold and over 1,000 shows a few short years into their impressive career, Pop Evil’s return with “Onyx” is a swaggering, fist­pumping, ball­busting ride through American rock. The grandiose melody of the ‘70s, the danger of the ‘80s, the emotion of the ‘90s and the loudest of modern riffs all have a home in Pop Evil, who fashion a fresh sound that looks to the future through the prism of rock’s past. “Onyx” will be available Tuesday, May 14, 2013.

POP EVIL IS: Leigh Kakaty (Lead Vocals)
, Nick Fuelling (Lead Guitar), 
Dave Grahs (Rhythm Guitar), Matt DiRito (Bass), 
Chachi Riot (Drums)

POP EVIL DEBUT BRAND NEW SINGLE “TRENCHES,” NEW ALBUM DUE IN MAY

Rock powerhouse, POP EVIL have debuted a brand new single this evening called “Trenches” viatheir Facebook page. Click  HERE to listen!

The band has been hard at work on their upcoming full length freshly titled “Onyx” due out on May 14, 2013. The message of “Trenches” applies to the world of art as well as the world of sports, the military, or anyone struggling with the economic downturn, like Pop Evil’s home state of Michigan.

“It’s about our battles,” Kakaty says. “Not focusing on the things we can’t control, if we really want to be a band that stands the test of time we have to write the music that connects. We have to dig our way out of the trenches.”

During a slump in the music industry, Pop Evil is living proof that you can still make a living following your dreams. “It’s a matter of time before rock and roll is in the forefront again and we want to be part of that.”

After three Top 5 songs at Rock Radio, a fourth in the Top 10, a half million digital singles sold and over 1,000 shows a few short years into their impressive career, Pop Evil’s return with Onyx is a swaggering, fist­pumping, ball­busting ride through American rock. The grandiose melody of the ‘70s, the danger of the ‘80s, the emotion of the ‘90s and the loudest of modern riffs all have a home in Pop Evil, who fashion a fresh sound that looks to the future through the prism of rock’s past. “Onyx” will be available Tuesday, May 14, 2013.

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Rock on the Range 2013 Bands Announced

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America’s premier destination rock festival ROCK ON THE RANGE–which has
expanded to three days this year–will hit hard with performances from some of rock’s biggest names. The
2013 line-up features Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, Korn, Bush, Stone Sour, Three
Days Grace, Papa Roach, Cheap Trick, Bullet For My Valentine, Volbeat, Lamb Of God, Skillet, A Day
To Remember, Buckcherry, Halestorm, Hollywood Undead, All That Remains, Device (with David
Draiman), Steel Panther, Sevendust, Sick Puppies, Asking Alexandria, Pop Evil, In Flames, Clutch, In
This Moment, Black Veil Brides, The Sword, Ghost, Motionless In White, Red, Deuce, Middle Class Rut,
Big Wreck, Oleander, Otherwise, Red Line Chemistry, Young Guns, Thousand Foot Krutch, Mindset
Evolution, Tracer, Beware Of Darkness, Heaven’s Basement, American Fangs, Love And Death, Gemini
Syndrome, and more.

“We’re really looking forward to returning to Rock On The Range with a batch of brand new killer Alice tunes
to play for everyone!” says Jerry Cantrell, Alice In Chains.

“Head is back!!,” says Korn’s Jonathan Davis. “Rock On The Range is going to start it all off!! Get ready,
we are going to hit it hard!!”

“Bush are thrilled to be playing Rock On The Range with such great bands,” says Bush’s Gavin Rosdale.
“We look forward to seeing you all out there.”

“This massive lineup has scratched our seven-year itch!” says Gary Spivack, co-executive producer of the
event for Right Arm Entertainment. “Getting Soundgarden for their first Ohio play in two decades and
having seminal acts Alice In Chains, Korn, Volbeat and Papa Roach return along with bands new to ROTR that
include Smashing Pumpkins and Bush, and everything in between–the spectrum of rock n roll is covered…three days of constant energy. Rock On The Range is truly where rock lives.”

Now in its seventh year, ROTR will again take place at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH on Friday, May 17, Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 2013. With the addition of a full slate of artists performing on Friday, festival organizers are also adding a series of additional enhancements for ROTR 2013, including the new ROTR Comedy Tent.
“Our goal with ROTR is to constantly create new and interesting ways to expand the event and give even more
value to our fans,” comments Joe Litvag, co-executive producer of the event for AEG Live. “In 2013, we’ve
added a comedy tent within the site that will be curated by The Funny Bone comedy club. Having a slate of
incredible, up-and-coming comedians to riff on the rock experience will be a great change of pace for the
weekend. The site layout is also changing dramatically in 2013 to create better event flow, to add more
interactive fan activity to the festival, and to allow even more people to experience the higher caliber of talent
on the second stage this year.”

As a special limited offer, pre-sale weekend tickets start at a low price of $89.50 (plus fees), for Stadium
GA tickets only, from Wednesday, January 30 through Thursday, January 31 at 10pm EST.
Additionally, a limited number of Stadium GA “4-ticket packs” are also available for $299–a savings of
nearly 25%–beginning on Wednesday, January 30, while supplies last.

Pre-sale tickets are available at www.RockOnTheRange.com. Tickets go on-sale to the general public Friday, February 1 at 10am ET. Rock On The Range is again offering premiere VIP Packages, Hotel and Ticket Bundles and Camping packages. Details and prices for VIP, Hotel, and Camping packages are online at
http://www.RockOnTheRange.com. Visit the website, www.facebook.com/rockontherange, and
www.twitter.com/rockontherange for the most up-to-date information.

“Rock On The Range strives to deliver an outstanding lineup for an affordable price and this year is no
different” said Ryan Smith, General Manager of Crew Stadium, co-executive producer of Rock On The
Range. “With the creation of the special $89 pre-sale ticket and 4-pack bundle, rock fans can see over 40 of
their favorite bands for an unprecedented value.”

Presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG LIVE and Crew Stadium, ROCK ON THE RANGE is a
multi-stage music and lifestyle event featuring a potent lineup of bands on three stages and is proud to be
sponsored by Monster Energy, Jägermeister, f.y.e., and U.S. Army. The nationally renowned festival, centrally
located in the heart of the country, has annually drawn weekend crowds in excess of 70,000 since its inception
in 2007.

http://www.RockOnTheRange.com
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POP EVIL DEBUT NEW MUSIC VIDEO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ROCK AND METAL NEWS UPDATE


THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE

The new record from Lancaster’s finest, “Dead Years” is in stores 9/25! Click HERE to pre-order.


NO BRAGGING RIGHTS

“Cycles,” the new record from So. California’s best will be out 10/16. Click HERE to pre-order!


GLAMOUR OF THE KILL

“The Summoning” is out 10/2 followed by the INKED MUSIC TOUR w Alesana. Click HERE!


THE CHARIOT

After recently released what could be the best record of their career, the band will head out on with For Today and the Every Time I Die. Click HERE for dates. “One Wing” out now!


THE CONTORTIONIST

After the release of “Intrinsic”, the band will be out on the road for the rest of the year with After The Burial, Veil of Maya, Unearth and Born of Osiris. Click HERE for dates. “Intrinsic” out now!


CHARM CITY DEVILS

The band released their brand new record “Sins” this summer and will be on the road with Theory of a Deadman through the fall. Click HERE for dates. Listen to “Unstopable” HERE!

POP EVIL
Now that the TRESPASS AMERICA TOUR is over, the band will be heading to Canada with Black Label Society. Click HERE for dates. New single “Purple” can be heard HERE!

SMILE EMPTY SOUL
The band just announced their plans to support HURT this fall. Click HERE for dates and latest news. Hear the latest hit single “Afterlife” HERE. “3’s” in stores now!

EVERCLEAR
After the SUMMERLAND TOUR ended, the band performed their latest single, “Santa Ana Wind” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Click HERE to watch! “Invisible Stars” in stores now.

OUR LADY PEACE
After a busy year in support of their latest record, “Curve,” the band now has a new single out called “As Fast As You Can.” Click HERE to listen!

SAVING ABEL
The band will be heading out with Buckcherry and Lit, click HERE for dates! Watch the new music video HERE. “Bringing Down the Giant” in stores now!

BUSH
After the highly successful release, “The Sea of Memories” the band continues to stay on the road, click HERE to hear their latest single, “Afterlife.”

CHICKENFOOT
Chickenfoot will be re-releasing the gold selling “Chickenfoot I” on 10/16. Click HERE to pre-order! Visit their official site for all the latest info.

OVERKILL
“The Electric Age” was released earlier this year & the band continues to tour. Click HERE for tour dates and HERE for their video for “Electric Rattlesnake!”

IMPENDING DOOM
Click HERE to see new tour dates recently announced with For Today and The Chariot! “Baptized in Filth” in stores now. Watch their latest music video “Deceiver” HERE.

HIGH ON FIRE
After releasing one of the best music videos of the decade, High On Fire will soon be making their way to Australia. “De Vermiis Mysteris” in stores now!

DARKEST HOUR
After completing a year and a half of touring around “The Human Romance,” The band is currently focusing on their next record. Click HERE to watch their latest video for the single, “Severed into Separates.”

FAIR TO MIDLAND
After an amazing tour of Australia w/ Dead Letter Circus and a killer US tour with 10 Years, the band is returning home for a show on Sep 7th. Click HERE for more info. “Arrows and Anchors” out now!

CHIMAIRA
Chimaira will be heading to Alaska this fall! Click HERE for dates. The band recently issued a widely circulated band update, click HERE to read. “The Age of Hell” out now!

Battlecross Release New LIve Video- In Pittsburgh 8/14 Tresspass America Festival

Detroit, MI’s BATTLECROSS and Bloody-Disgusting.com have just released a brand new, live music video for the track ‘Kaleb’, cut from the band’s latest Metal Blade Records release, Pursuit of Honor. The video happens to be directed and edited by Ryan Glisan of death metal band and label-mate Allegaeon. The live footage in the video was filmed at the July 13th kick off date of the TRESPASS AMERICA festival in Broomfield, CO.

“Kaleb is the one song on the album that I’m the most proud of because I wrote it about my son,” states vocalist Kyle “Gumby” Gunther. “To have this be the track that Ryan used is really special to me, because seeing the intensity of our first arena show with such a hard-hitting song really gives the world a good idea of how much I love my boy. As a band, we’ll never forget that show. We were nervous as all hell!”

The TRESPASS AMERICA festival is still at large, also featuring headliners Five Finger Death Punch, with support from Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Emmure, Pop Evil, and God Forbid. Amidst the festival routing, BATTLECROSS will headline the Apocalypse stage at 9:45pm on Saturday, August 11th at Heavy MTL in Montreal, QC. You can learn more about Heavy MTL here: www.heavymtl.com

In other news, the band’s first single, ‘Push Pull Destroy’, has just reached its 1 millionth view on YouTube. The single has been featured on Sirius XM Liquid Metal’s Devil’s Dozen list for the last 40 weeks and is also featured on the free TRESPASS AMERICA festival sampler, available on Amazon.com.

See below for all confirmed BATTLECROSS tour dates and stay tuned for more updates coming soon.

BATTLECROSS touring with the TRESPASS AMERICA Festival:

AUGUST
7 Oswego, NY – Oswego Speedway
8 Glens Falls, NY – Glens Falls Civic Center
9 S. Burlington, VT – Higher Ground (off date w/ God Forbid)
10 Scarborough, ME – Scarborough Downs
11 Montreal, QC – HEAVY MTL
12 Buffalo, NY – Broadway Joes (BATTLECROSS only)
14 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE (indoor stage)
15 Wallingford, CT – Oakdale Theatre
17 Worchester, MA – DCU Center
18 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
19 Philadelphia, PA – Penn’s Landing – Festival Pier
21 Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Uptown
22 Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Civic Coliseum
24 Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre
25 Rio Rancho, NM – Santa Ana Star Center
26 Phoenix, AZ – Comercia Theatre
27 Las Vegas, NV – Cheyenne Saloon (BATTLECROSS only)
28 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

BATTLECROSS post-Trespass America tour dates:
AUGUST
31 Shreveport, LA – The Riverside Warehouse (w/ God Forbid)

SEPTEMBER
1 Memphis, TN – Newby’s (w/ God Forbid)
2 Louisville, KY – Phoenix Hill Tavern (w/ God Forbid)

DECEMBER
7-10 Mayhem Festival Cruise – Departing from Port of Miami, FL to the Bahamas

BATTLECROSS (TRESPASS AMERICA FESTIVAL) @ STAGE AE 8/14


BATTLECROSS ON TOUR WITH FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, TRIVIUM, POP EVIL, EMMURE AND GOD FORBID
With the mindset to create a sonic metal assault unlike any other, childhood friends, Tony Asta and Hiran Deraniyagala, set forth on the path to shred and abandoned the idea of following any trends. The guitar slinging duo brought an infused style of old school metal with dark elements of thrash and death metal and destined to find the right members.

Struggling for years to find reliable and dedicated members, the true formation of BATTLECROSS was born in 2007 when Drummer Mike Kreger responded a want ad, and added a machine-like, brutal precision on the drums, and proved to be just the right match for Tony and Hiran’s mature and technical style of thrash. Bringing a whole new level of musicianship and intensity with his quick finger picking and tasty solos, Bassist Don Slater joined the group, bringing a skill and technique that impresses even the most prolific bassists. The thrash metal band was finally complete when popular area vocalist, Kyle “Gumby” Gunther joined the band. Known for his command of the stage and alternating deep growls with high pitched screams, Gumby punishes the audience and inspires pits of rage.

Together, the five-piece create an unforgettable and energetic live show that decimates their audience with raw energy and persistence, that has earned a style of their own: “Blue Collar Thrash Metal”, in reference to the hard-working, ‘never give up’ attitude of those who hail from the Motor City.

This reputation for technical talent, humility and kick ass live shows resonated throughout the regional metal scene and BATTLECROSS soon became a fan and band favorite. Sharing the stage with the likes of Dying Fetus, GWAR, Devil Driver, The Absence, Vital Remains, The Faceless and Metal Fests throughout the Midwest, BATTLECROSS began to bang heads nationally with a nod from MySpace-A Place for Metal’s 2008 ‘Best Unsigned Metal Band’ contest, for being ‘Metal Sucks’ worthy, Mike Kreger’s crowning as Sickdrummer.com & Zildjian’s ‘Sickest Dirt Fest Drummer’ and featured on local, national and global metal radio.

…and after years of persistence and dedication, BATTLECROSS is celebrating their hard work and prolific future by signing with Metal Blade Records.

“We are extremely honored to join such a respected label and humbled by their belief in our music. We’re stoked to be part of a label that has a great roster of bands we all admire and respect!” says Tony. Hiran adds, “We understand the hard work and pavement pounding that is required of a Metal Blade band and we are going to work our asses’ off to show the world what we’re about”

Incorporating many elements of extreme thrash, death and tech metal, creating a precise blend of fist pumping brutality, intensity, and drive, BATTLECROSS satisfies both the tech-metal guru and the old-school die hard alike.

The band’s Metal Blade debut is set to release August 2nd, 2011, followed by a tour that will bring a face melting thrash metal assault. The band’s Metal Blade debut was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Random Awesome Recording Studio in Bay City, MI and produced by BATTLECROSS and Josh Schroeder.

Metal Blade debut, full-length album out August 2, 2011 (North America)

Battlecross Join Trespass America Festival

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Detroit, MI thrashers BATTLECROSS are currently making waves across the United States as the next big thing in heavy metal while touring with the Occupation Domination tour. BATTLECROSS will continue to slay the states with Origin, Cattle Decapitation, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, and Rings of Saturn through the tour’s close in Lawrence, KS on May 18. Earlier this week in California, the band filmed a video tour update and TRESPASS AMERICA Festival preview message, now available for viewing exclusively at MetalInjection.net.

The TRESPASS AMERICA festival is a newly minted music festival set on revitalizing the metal scene with some of the most current and credible bands in hard rock/metal. Co-produced with Metal Hammer, the biggest metal magazine in the U.K., the tour kicks off July 13 at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, CO, and will cover 31 cities in two months between July and August across the United States. BATTLECROSS will be joined by headliners Five Finger Death Punch, as well as the reunited original line-up of Killswitch Engage. The TRESPASS AMERICA Festival also features Trivium, Emmure, Pop Evil, and God Forbid. Tickets are on sale now; log onto http://www.trespassamerica.com for complete details.

BATTLECROSS has come a long way since their recent signing with Metal Blade Records and their release of their debut Pursuit of Honor in August 2011. Since its release, the single ‘Push Pull Destroy’ was the #1 Most Requested Metal Track for five weeks (Sirius XM Liquid Metal Devil’s Dozen), remains a stable on the Liquid Metal channel, and the track’s video has racked up over 700,000 YouTube views in the last five months. BATTLECROSS has received killer reviews across the internet and in print publications throughout North America and overseas and was named “Band of the Month” in Metal Hammer Norway and Metal Hammer Spain, so it should be no surprise that this blue collar, hard-work ethic that comes from the band’s five musicians – Kyle “Gumby” Gunther/vocals, Tony Asta/guitar, Hiran Deraniyagala/guitar, Mike Kreger/drums, Don Slater/bass – translates into a potent force on record as well as on stage. BATTLECROSS is also confirmed to sail the seas with the first annual MAYHEM FESTIVAL Cruise this December 7-10.

See below for all confirmed BATTLECROSS tour dates and stay tuned for more updates coming soon:

BATTLECROSS touring with the Occupation Domination Tour:

MAY
9 Stockton, CA – Plea For Peace
10 Sparks, NV – The Alley
11 Portland, OR – Branx
12 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
13 Boise, ID – The Venue
14 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
15 Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
18 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater

BATTLECROSS touring with the TRESPASS AMERICA Festival:

JULY
13 Broomfield, CO – 1st Bank Center
15 Billings, MT – MetraPark Arena
16 Bismarck, ND – Bismarck Civic Center
17 Sioux Falls, SD – Sioux Falls Arena
19 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
21 Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County Expo Center
24 Lubbock, TX – Lonestar Amphitheatre
25 Belton, TX – Bell County Expo Center
27 San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum
28 Beaumont, TX – Ford Pavilion
30 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
31 Evansville, IN – Ford Center

AUGUST
3 Battle Creek, MI – Kellogg Arena
7 Syracuse, NY – SRC Arena and Events Center/Onondaga Community Center
8 Glens Falls, NY – Glens Falls Civic Center
10 Scarborough, ME – Scarborough Downs
14 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
15 Hartford, CT – Comcast Theatre
17 Worchester, MA – DCU Center
18 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
19 Philadelphia, PA – Penn’s Landing – Festival Pier
22 Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Civic Coliseum
25 Rio Rancho, NM – Santa Ana Star Center
26 Phoenix, AZ – Comercia Theatre
28 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium

For more information about BATTLECROSS, please visit these websites:

http://www.metalblade.com/battlecross
http://www.battlecrossmetal.com
http://www.facebook.com/battlecrossmetal
http://www.myspace.com/battlecross
http://www.twitter.com/battlecross