A PRIMITIVE EVOLUTION Releases “Becoming” Official Music Video and Album

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Toronto, ON based Dark Alternative Rock Band A PRIMITIVE EVOLUTION has released the official music video for “Becoming.” Directed by A.P.E. and Davey Bones, “Becoming” is the title track off of the band’s recent album, out now on Metropolis Records.

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“Becoming” for me is the culmination of my life’s work. It’s the album I always dreamed of making. It takes all of our influences as a band and wraps them up into one package.

When we started “A Primitive Evolution” we had no idea where it might take us. I feel so proud that were able to create and write this album together as a team and collaborate with friends and people who inspire us.” – A PRIMITIVE EVOLUTION

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Track List:
1. I Am An Infinite Cycle
2. Who’s Your Maker?
3. The Beauty
4. Close Your Eyes
5. Ghost
6. Dead Skies
7. We Are The Truth
8. Becoming
9. Skeleton
10. Picturesque Hell
11. Better Off Dead
12. Live Forever
13. Echo

Download / Stream Becoming Online:

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A PRIMITIVE EVOLUTION will also be joining PIG and CYANOTIC on their Fall 2019, Divine Descent US Tour.

“We are thrilled to be going out on this tour with PIG and Cyanotic. The last year has been a whirlwind of emotions for us. Signing to Metropolis Records was a big win but we also lost a very good friend and producer of our first album, Matthew von Wagner.

We look forward to unleashing some of these emotions on the stage in his honour.

This is our first extended US tour so we really can’t wait to connect with fans old and new in these cities.” ~ Brett

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Tour Dates:
09/19 @ Sneaky Dee’s Toronto, ON *
09/20 @ @ Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY *
09/21 @ Phantasy Nightclub Cleveland OH *
09/23 @ Small’s – Detroit, MI
09/24 @ Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA
09/25 @ Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD
09/26 @ Bar XIII – Wilmington, DE
09/28 @ Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
09/29 @ Fallout – Richmond, VA
09/30 @ Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
10/01 @ Soundbar – Orlando, FL
10/02 @ Crowbar – Ybor City, FL
10/03 @ The Goat – New Orleans, LA
10/04 @ The Crackfox – St Louis, MO
10/05 @ Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
10/06 @ Mortimers – Minneapolis, MN

* No Cyanotic

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A Primitive Evolution is:
Brett Carruthers on Vocals, Guitars and Synths
Steph Misayo Seki on Bass and Synths
Stu Dead on Drums, Percussion and Dirty Beats

Out of the primordial soup comes A Primitive Evolution (A.P.E.). Given the gift of sentience, they are here to create a constantly evolving soundtrack to our world with their dark, alternative rock music. With its current release of full length recording “Becoming” the bands next mutation is underway. Recorded at their self-built Desolation Studios in Toronto, ON the album features collaborations with Writer / Producer Ian D’Sa (Billy Talent) and Audio Engineer Kenny Luong (MetricCancer Bats). In partnership with Metropolis Records, the band and label unleashed Becoming together, worldwide on October 5th. 2018. Known to be raw and visceral, with soul and beauty: A Primitive Evolution is best consumed at extremely loud volumes!

Awarded “Best Rock Band” by the 2015 Toronto Independent Music Awards, A Primitive Evolution has toured extensively, showcased at prestigious festivals CMWNXNE & Indie Week Canada and received strong support from Canadian Music Industry stalwarts Alan Cross (CFNY 102.1 The Edgeajournalofmusicalthings.com) and George Stroumboulopoulos (MuchMusicCBC).

Pulling together a complex array of influences including Nine Inch NailsMuseThe CureToolThe ProdigyMinistryRadioheadU2VivaldiAlice in ChainsGuns N’ Roses and more, A Primitive Evolution’s rhythm-based attack blurs the lines of rock, electronica and all aspects between.

“Creation is evolution” observes A.P.E. singer Brett Carruthers, “that’s what I figure we’re trying to say with A Primitive Evolution. As evolved as we think we are as humans or animals, we are very much at the beginning of the evolution of mankind. We have so much to learn and yet so much has changed in the last hundred years. We have a long way to go as a species. We want our band to reflect that too, showing our raw emotions, doing it out of instinct and evolving naturally; not overthinking, just having some fun existing on this planet.”

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Bloodywood Releases Official Music Video For “Machi Bhasad (Expect a Riot)”; “Raj Against The Machine Tour” Dates Announced

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New Delhi based Indian Folk Metal band BLOODYWOOD has released the official music video for their newest single, “Machi Bhasad (Expect a Riot).”

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“Originally created for the upcoming Ubisoft game “Beyond Good and Evil 2“, Machi Bhasad is a track with a political message that celebrates the power of a new generation and its potential to be better than the last. Outside the context of the game, this song is intended as both a tribute and a call to action. It’s a tribute to musicians and leaders who inspired people like ourselves to think and act in a way that’ll benefit everyone. To question an unjust system that serves a few at the cost of the many. It’s a call to action for our generation to finish the work started by all those who came before us. To Become the straw that broke the proverbial camel’s back, and change the world for the better.”

Click to Download “Machi Bhasad (Expect a Riot)” on iTunes

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Raj Against The Machine Tour Dates:
07/13 @ Dong Open Air – Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany
07/14 @ Chez Heinz – Hanover, Germany
07/19 @ Backstage – Free & Easy Festival – Munich, Germany
07/20 @ RnP – Wiesloch, Germany
07/21 @ Bastard Club – Osnabrück, Germany
07/24 @ The O2 Academy 2 – London, England
07/25 @ Rescue Rooms – Nottingham, England
07/26 @ Rebellion – Manchester, England
07/28 @ Craufurd Arms – Milton Keynes, England
07/29 @ The Exchange – Bristol, England
08/01 @ Wacken Open Air – Wacken, Germany
08/03 @ Taman Festival – Krasnodar, Russia

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Bloodywood is: 
Karan Katiyar – Guitars, Production, Programming 
Jayant Bhadula – Vocals 
Roul Kerr – Rap Vocals

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Useless Eaters Announce February Tour

Tour Dates:

Feb. 12th – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
Feb. 19th – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
Feb. 20th – Detroit, MI @ Painted Lady
Feb. 21st – Washington DC @ Casa Fiesta
Feb. 22nd – Haverford, PA @ Haverford college
Feb. 23rd – Richmond, VA @ the Green Room
Feb. 24th – Cincinatti, OH@ Motr

Useless Eaters are set to release their new LP Hypertension on Jeffery Drag Records on February 19th. To celebrate they’ll be playing the above listed shows and soon to be announced SXSW dates!

Seth Sutton learned a lot from Jay Reatard in the last two years of his life—a time that included taking Sutton’s band (Useless Eaters) on tour and pressing one of their many limited singles—but one lesson stood out above the rest.

“Jay always felt like he was running out of time,” explains Sutton, “so he thought it was important to try and be as musically productive as possible.”

That’s certainly been Sutton’s case over the past four years, as the singer/guitarist crammed a couple side projects (the nihilistic hardcore of Vile Nation, the power trio transmissions of the aptly titled Feral Beat) into an already packed schedule of rehearsing/replacing band members and releasing as many records under the Useless Eaters name as humanly possible. That includes such standout releases as the catalog-combing Cheap Talk compilation and the road trip-ready Daily Commute album. The latter’s a glaring example of Sutton’s meaty melodies, loose-limbed riffs, and undying love of punk-not-punk artists like Television, Wire and, well, just about every other glass-gargling history teacher in Legs McNeil’s legendary Please Kill Me book.

“It showed me that punk is more of an idea and an attitude than a fashion statement,” says Sutton, a self-taught musician who considers dropping out of high school “the best decision I’ve ever made,” because it “gave me the freedom to focus on my art and music.”

While that phrase has been uttered by many self-taught musicians over the years, Sutton’s songwriting actually speaks for itself. Take his forcoming LP Hypertension, for instance. As Useless Eaters’ cult following first heard on the “Addicted to the Blade” 7’’ and Black Night Ultraviolet EP, Sutton’s cleared yet another layer of dust from his scrappy sound and pushed a revolving door of haymaker hooks and restless rhythms to the fore. That goes for everything from the neon-bathed locked grooves of “Life on a Grid” to the welcome, climatic cacophony of “Vertical Africa.” Meanwhile, Sutton continues to channel a lonely childhood of living on army bases—and eventually finding his creative footing in Memphis, Toronto and his current hometown Nashville—into lyrics that reach well beyond tired punk tropes, whether that amounts to metaphorical love stories or brutally honest nervous breakdowns.

“I think everyone struggles with things like that,” he says. “The whole idea behind Hypertension is that most people aren’t aware—or just don’t care about— their situations and will buy into anything.

He pauses and adds, “I guess I just write about people and thoughts.”

If only things were that simple…

ORGY Reveals Select ‘Bad Blood Tour 2012’ Dates in California and Arizona

Multi-platinum electronic rockers ORGY have begun releasing tour dates for their ‘Bad Blood Tour 2012’. Dates that are currently announced include Fresno, Santa Ana and Agoura Hills, CA, as well as Tempe, AZ. The band is scheduled to announce more dates through 2013. The band is looking to tour Europe in the summer of 2013. See below for all current tour dates.

ORGY ‘Bad Blood Tour 2012’ tour dates:
12/1 – Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55
12/5 – Santa Ana, CA @ Yost Theatre
12/7 – Tempe, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
12/8 – Agoura Hills, CA @ Canyon Club

BLEED FROM WITHIN Offers Free Download of New Song, “It Lives In Me”

Scottish metal act BLEED FROM WITHIN are offering fans a free download of their song, “It Lives In Me,” which will be featured on their forthcoming album due out in the Spring of 2013. To receive access to the download and lyric sheet, all fans need to do is sign into the following link with an email address: http://www.centurymedia.com/specials/bfw/

In support of their previous two albums, the Glasgow quintet has shredded alongside Soilwork, All That Remains, After The Burial, Suicide Silence and Caliban. Additionally, they have made frequent guest appearances on such high profile European festivals as Download (UK), Sonisphere (UK), Hevy Fest (UK), Graspop (B), Summerbreeze (D) or Pukkelpop (B).

With an impressive list of shows confirmed that will keep them busy for the rest of 2012, they’re currently supporting While She Sleeps in the UK and will co-headline a European tour with Bury Tomorrow in October/November.

BLEED FROM WITHIN European Tour Dates:

with While She Sleeps, Crossfaith, Polar
02.10. 2012 (UK) Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
03.10. 2012 (UK) Bristol – The Fleece
04.10. 2012 (UK) Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms
05.10. 2012 (UK) London – Electric Ballroom

with Bury Tomorrow, Crossfaith
10.10. 2012 (B) Hasselt – Muziekodroom Club
11.10. 2012 (NL) Rotterdam – Baroeg
12.10. 2012 (D) Berlin – Cassiopeia
13.10. 2012 (D) Hamburg – Logo
16.10. 2012 (CZ) Brno – Melodka
17.10. 2012 (SK) Bratislava – U Ocka
18.10. 2012 (A) Vienna – Arena
19.10. 2012 (H) Budapest – Dürer Kert
20.10. 2012 (SLO) Ljubljana – Orto Bar
22.10. 2012 (I) Milan – TBC
23.10. 2012 (I) Forli – Big Barre
24.10. 2012 (I) Torino – Lapsus Club
25.10. 2012 (CH) Zuerich – Dynamo Werk 21
27.10. 2012 (D) Karlsruhe – Stadtmitte
27.10. 2012 (D) Augsburg – Musikkantine
31.10. 2012 (F) Lyon – Marquise (Halloween Show)
01.11. 2012 (E) Barcelona – Mephisto
03.11. 2012 (F) Paris – Damage Festival (Trabendo)

For more information on BLEED FROM WITHIN, visit:
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My Jerusalem Announce Tour Dates With The Wallflowers: Pittsburgh 11/13

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“Nobody ever paid money to see Harry Houdini escape being buried alive” says My Jerusalem founder and singer Jeff Klein. “They wanted the small chance of seeing him killed by the weight of the earth on top of him.”

Behold the concept behind Preachers, the second full-length release from Austin’s My Jerusalem. From the opening piano of the haunting title track, to the unexpected pummeling guitar and drums on closer “I Left My Conscience In You”, Preachers leads the listener on a cinematic journey through a reckless, jagged landscape of Raymond Carver-esque stories, fueled by Klein’s persuasive baritone, ominous guitars, dream-like keyboards and a deep rhythmic pulse.

Recorded in under three weeks by Spoon drummer Jim Eno (Heartless Bastards, Polica, Black Joe Lewis) at his Public Hi-Fi studio, Preachers is the first My Jerusalem album genuinely made by a band, not just performed by a group of musicians. Pushing aside hard drives and laptops to make way for analog tape machines and vintage keyboards, what Klein describes as the “Post-Modern Southern Gothic Soul” sounds of Preachers were born from organic, live performances Eno carefully captured and tweaked.

Preachers is the follow-up to 2010’s critically acclaimed debut, Gone For Good, an album that earned the band performances on BBC Radio 6 and Daytrotter, as well as notices from NPR’s All Songs Considered, AOL/Spinner’s Song of the Day, and the iTunes Weekly Rewind. Along with European festival appearances at the Frequency Festival, Musikfestwochen, and Rock Im Saal, the band toured and played shows with a eclectic set of bands including Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Har Mar Superstar, Avett Brothers, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and White Arrows.

Buoyed by the success of Gone For Good, Preachers showcases a band headed into the studio with a renewed focus and confidence. Preachers contains equal parts swagger (the swampy gospel of title track “Preachers”, the strutting intensity of “Born In The Belly”) and groove (the spooky beauty of “Shatter Together”, the crescendoing, feral drive of “Devoe”, the infectious crooner “Mono”); as much primal (“Death Valley”) as it is humane (“Chameleon”).

“It’s a darker record,” says Klein, who, before forming My Jerusalem in 2010, made 3 records under his own name. “So much had changed since Gone For Good. We’d all kind of been through hell and back again in different ways, and this was the natural artistic result of all of that. But I think it’s a beautiful, comforting darkness. It’s real, but not selfish.”

“We finally have a shared collective vibe,” adds guitarist/keyboardist Jon Merz, “I believe it’s more representative of what our live shows sound like. This time around, Jeff would bring us song ideas and we would add our own perspectives to it.”

The five-piece, which also features multi-instrumentalist Michael St. Clair, drummer Grant Van Amburgh, and bassist Geena Spigarelli, also had the opportunity to road-test much of the new material before recording, during their extensive touring behind Gone For Good. It was a luxury they didn’t have the first time around.

“Working out the kinks live before recording them makes a big difference,” reflects Klein, “They get a chance to breathe and grow before committing them to the world permanently. Because of that process, some songs, like ‘Death Valley,’ sound nothing like their early version. We’re excited to take them on the road and see how they evolve even further.”

Equal parts sweet, morbid, strange, and sincere, Preachers is an experience that could convert the most steadfast of non-believers.

Tour Dates

10.05 – Club Dada – Dallas, TX
10.06 – Hot Water Hills Festival – Hot Springs, AR
10.07 – The High Watt – Nashville, TN
10.09 – Glasslands – New York, NY
10.11 – Thursdays – Beaver, PA
10.12 – Slims – Raleigh, NC
10.13 – Tin Roof – Charleston, SC
10.14 – Conundrum – West Columbia, SC
10.15 – The EARL – Atlanta, GA
10.17 – Celtic Irish Pub – Pascagoula, MS
10.18 – The Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK
10.19 – Holy Mountain – Austin, TX
10.25 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX*
10.26 – Chelsea’s – Baton Rouge, LA*
10.31 – Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL^
11.02 – House of Blues – New Orleans, LA^
11.04 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX^
11.07 – DC9 – Washington, DC
11.08 – The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA%
11.09 – Calvin Theatre – Northampton MA%
11.10 – UC PAC – Rahway, NJ%
11.11 – The Paramount – Huntington, NY%
11.13 – Carnegie Music Hall – Pittsburgh, PA%
11.15 – Midland Theatre – Kansas City, MO %
11.16 – Palladium – Dallas, TX%
11.17 – Nutty Jerry’s – Winnie, TX%
11.18 – ACL Live/Moody Theater – Austin, TX%
12.21 – The Fonda Theater – Hollywood, CA#
12.22 – The Coach House – San Juan Capistrano, CA#
12.27 – Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA#
12.28 – Slims – San Francisco, CA#
12.29 – Slims – San Francisco, CA#

* w/ Centro-Matic
^ w/ The Psychedlic Furs
%w/ The Wallflowers
# w/ X

We Are Augustines Final ‘Rise’ Tour & Back in the Studio

One of our absolute favorite new bands of the year, We Are Augustines, are hitting the road again in the UK and Europe before they lock themselves away in the studio. PMM cannot express enough how exciting this band is- if you love a mash of Springsteen, Dylan, U2, Kings of Leon, and all out intensity- then you will love We Are Augustines:

“So we’re coming to the end of the most exciting chapter of our lives so far. We have toured solidly over the past 12 months, playing in more cities than we ever imagined possible, for more smiling faces than we thought we’d see in a lifetime. And now, because of you, we are writing another record (more news on that to come soon)!! You guys are seriously the best!!

For those of you in the UK and Europe – we have one final tour before we hit the studio proper (see dates and ticket links below). We’d love it if you came along to celebrate with us.. We wants to blow the roofs off!!”

Tour Dates:

30 SEP 2012 Bristol, UK Thekla

01 OCT 2012 London, UK O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

03 OCT 2012 Manchester, UK HMV Ritz

04 OCT 2012 Leeds, UK Cockpit

05 OCT 2012 Newcastle, UK O2 Academy

07 OCT 2012 Glasgow, UK Arches

08 OCT 2012 Nottingham, UK Rescue Rooms

09 OCT 2012 Birmingham, UK Birmingham Ballroom

11 OCT 2012 Berlin, Germany Lido

12 OCT 2012 Hamburg, Germany Knaust

14 OCT 2012 Cologne, Germany Luxor

15 OCT 2012 Munich, Germany Atomic Cafe

17 OCT 2012 Zurich, Switzerland Abart

18 OCT 2012 Fribourg, Switzerland Fri-Son

20 OCT 2012 Paris, France Fleche D’or

21 OCT 2012 Brussels, Belgium Botanique

22 OCT 2012 Amsterdam, Holland Bitterzoet


To check out some cool merchandise go to: http://weareaugustinesus.sandbaghq.com/