VICTORY RECORDS is proud to announce the signing of Poughkeepsie, NY’s MERIDIAN. If you are a fan of emotionally charged hardcore, MERIDIAN is for you. Watch the announcement video here.

The band comments, “We’re very excited to join the Victory roster. We’re honored to be share the same home as so many legendary bands. We are excited to get to work on our full length debut, which will be out later this year. We want to thank anyone who has come out to a show and supported us to get to this point. We couldn’t have done it without you. We also want to thank anyone who took the time to read this and we look forward to seeing you at shows in the future!”

Look for MERIDIAN on tour throughout 2014. Check out exclusive new merchandise designs, available now via

For Additional MERIDIAN Information:

THE BUNNY THE BEAR perform at Pittsburgh’s Smiling Moose – Jan 21st

Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, THE BUNNY THE BEAR blend their favorite elements of metal, electronic, and pop music, creating a genre all their own. Electrifying dance mash-ups impressed fans and critics alike on their latest album,Stories, where the band was able to “effectively create a world in which the colors are bright, the message is life, and the music is loud yet impassioned” (Examiner). Masked entertainers, THE BUNNY THE BEAR deliver an energetic, dramatic performance each and every show, garnering new fans with the drop of a single beat. You have to check these guys out!!!

Date/Time: Tuesday, January 21st, 6pm
Venue: The Smiling Moose – 
1306 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA, 15203

THE BUNNY THE BEAR have released two music videos from Stories, both of which introduced the world to their marionette counterparts. Check them out here!

o   “In Like Flynn” – Loosely based off of Shel Silverstein’s ‘The Giving Tree’.

o   “Sadie” – Enter a melancholy, intergalactic disco!

Tour Dates: 
Jan 21 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
Jan 25 – St Louis, MO @ The Firebird
Jan 29 – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
Jan 30 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
Feb 1 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
Feb 3 – Elizabethton, TN @ Bonnie Kate Theater
Feb 4 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Shaka’s
Feb 5 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Place Bar & Lounge
Feb 6 – Trenton, NJ @ The Backstage at Championship Bar
Feb 7 – Providence, RI @ Simon’s 677

Feb 8 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
Feb 9 – Hamden, CT @ The Space
Feb 13 – Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room
Mar 12 – Mission, TX @ Las Palmas Race Park
Mar 14 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Quiktrip Park (South By So What?!)


Kick Off 2014 with Victory Bands On Tour! Comeback Kid, Reverend Horton Heat, Seeker, Tear Out The Heart & more


w/ Backtrack, Xibalba, Downpresser, To The Wind

Feb 19, 2014 Burnsville, MN The Garage
Feb 20, 2014 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
Feb 21, 2014 Grand Rapids, MI Pyramid Scheme
Feb 22, 2014 Pontiac, MI Pike Room
Feb 23, 2014 Cleveland, OH Agora Theatre
Feb 25, 2014 Boston, MA The Middle East
Feb 26, 2014 New York, NY Santo’s Party House
Feb 27, 2014 Springfield, VA Empire
Feb 28, 2014 Reading, PA Reverb
Mar 01, 2014 Charlotte, NC The Casbah
Mar 02, 2014 Nashville, TN Rockettown
Mar 04, 2014 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Mar 05, 2014 Tampa, FL Epic Problem
Mar 06, 2014 Orlando, FL Backbooth
Mar 07, 2014 Lake Worth, FL The Speakeasy Lounge
Mar 08, 2014 Jacksonville, FL Atticus Bar
Mar 09, 2014 Birmingham, AL The Forge
Mar 10, 2014 Tupelo, MS Goodtime Charlie’s
Mar 12, 2014 Mission, TX Never Say Never Fest
Mar 14, 2014 Austin, TX Sxsw Festival
Mar 15, 2014 Houston, TX Walter’s On Washington
Mar 16, 2014 Grand Prairie, TX Quicktrip Park
Mar 19, 2014 Phoenix, AZ Pub Rock
Mar 20, 2014 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction
Mar 21, 2014 Lancaster, CA Industry Theater
Mar 22, 2014 Oakland, CA The Metro
Mar 23, 2014 Ventura, CA Rock City Studios




w/ Abigail Williams

Jan 09, 2014 Peoria, IL The Brass Rail
Jan 10, 2014 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews
Jan 11, 2014 St. Louis, MO The Firebird
Jan 12, 2014 Indianapolis, IN Emerson Theatre
Jan 13, 2014 Louisville, KY The Haymarket
Jan 14, 2014 Columbus, OH Ace Of Cups
Jan 15, 2014 Rochester, NY Bug Jar
Jan 16, 2014 Albany, NY Bogie’s
Jan 17, 2014 New York, NY Slake
Jan 18, 2014 Reading, PA Reverb
Jan 19, 2014 Trenton, NJ Championships
Jan 20, 2014 Danbury, CT Heirloom Arts Center
Jan 21, 2014 Jeannette, PA Gators
Jan 22, 2014 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
Jan 23, 2014 Warren, MI The Ritz
Jan 24, 2014 Kokomo, IN Centerstage
Jan 25, 2014 Rockford, IL Take 20
Jan 26, 2014 Chicago, IL Reggie’s Rock Club




w/ locals

Jan 05, 2014 Fort Worth, TX Tomcats West
Jan 06, 2014 San Antonio, TX Korova
Jan 07, 2014 El Paso, TX The Percolator
Jan 08, 2014 Tucson, AZ The Rock
Jan 09, 2014 Mesa, AZ The Underground




w/ Outline In Color

Jan 07, 2014 Augusta, GA Sector 7G
Jan 08, 2014 Johnson City, TN Mecca
Jan 09, 2014 Newport, KY Thompson House
Jan 10, 2014 Peoria, IL The Brass Rail
Jan 12, 2014 Denver, CO Helm’s Deep
Jan 13, 2014 Salt Lake CIty, UT The Shred Shed
Jan 15, 2014 Santa Ana, CA Malone’s
Jan 16, 2014 San Diego, CA Epicentre
Jan 17, 2014 Mesa, AZ The Undeground
Jan 18, 2014 Albuquerque, NM Amped Performance
Jan 19, 2014 El Paso, TX Lowbrow Palace
Jan 20, 2014 Fort Worth, TX Tomcats West
Jan 21, 2014 Lake Charles, LA Centre Stage
Jan 23, 2014 Jackson, MS Rampage Skatepark
Jan 24, 2014 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Jan 25, 2014 Orlando, FL Backbooth
Jan 26, 2014 Tampa, FL Brass Mug




w/ Nekromantix

Jan 02, 2014 Cheyenne, WY The Atlas Theater
Jan 03, 2014 Salt Lake CIty, UT Depot
Jan 04, 2014 Reno, NV Knitting Factory
Jan 05, 2014 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
Jan 07, 2014 Eugene, OR Wow Hall
Jan 08, 2014 Vancouver, CA Commodore Ballroom
Jan 09, 2014 Seattle, WA Showbox
Jan 10, 2014 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
Jan 11, 2014 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
Jan 12, 2014 Missoula, MT Top Hat
Jan 13, 2014 Billings, MT The Carlin Theater
Jan 15, 2014 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
Jan 16, 2014 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
Jan 17, 2014 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
Jan 18, 2014 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre
Jan 19, 2014 Buffalo, NY Tralf Music Hall
Jan 22, 2014 Montreal, QC, CA Club Soda
Jan 23, 2014 Boston, MA Royale
Jan 24, 2014 New York, NY Irving Plaza
Jan 25, 2014 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero
Jan 26, 2014 Washington Dc, DC 9:30 Club
Mar 20, 2014 Flagstaff, AZ The Orpheum
Mar 21, 2014 West Hollywood, CA Roxy
Mar 22, 2014 West Hollywood, CA Roxy
Mar 23, 2014 West Hollywood, CA Roxy
Mar 25, 2014 San Diego, CA Casbah
Mar 26, 2014 San Diego, CA Casbah
Mar 27, 2014 San Diego, CA Casbah
Mar 28, 2014 Las Vegas, NV Vinyl
Mar 29, 2014 San Jose, CA Blank Club
Mar 30, 2014 Sacramento, CA Ace Of Spades
Apr 01, 2014 Fresno, CA Strummers
Apr 02, 2014 San Luis Obispo, CA Slo Brewing Company
Apr 03, 2014 Long Beach, CA Alex’s Bar
Apr 04, 2014 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
Apr 05, 2014 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
Apr 06, 2014 Taos, NM Taos Mesa Brewing
Apr 08, 2014 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
Apr 09, 2014 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theater
Apr 10, 2014 St. Louis, MO Plush
Apr 11, 2014 Kansas City, MO Knuckleheads
Apr 12, 2014 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Bar & Grill




w/ Death Before Dishonor, Betrayal

Jan 03, 2014 Denver, CO Up In Smoke
Jan 05, 2014 Rockford, IL Millennium Center
Jan 06, 2014 Rochester, NY Dubland Underground
Jan 07, 2014 Albany, NY Bogie’s
Jan 08, 2014 Quebec, QC, CA L’agitee
Jan 09, 2014 Montreal, CA Il Motore
Jan 10, 2014 Toronto, ON, CA Hard Luck
Jan 11, 2014 Toledo, OH Ottawa Tavern
Jan 12, 2014 Columbus, OH Kobo’s Live
Jan 13, 2014 St. Louis, MO Fubar
Jan 15, 2014 Fort Worth, TX Tomcats West
Jan 16, 2014 Houston, TX Walter’s On Washington
Jan 17, 2014 San Antonio, TX Korova
Jan 18, 2014 Metairie, LA Cypress Hall
Jan 19, 2014 Jacksonville, FL Atticus Bar
Jan 20, 2014 Pembroke Pines, FL The Talent Farm
Jan 21, 2014 Tampa, FL Epic Problem
Jan 22, 2014 Douglasville, GA The 7 Venue
Jan 23, 2014 Nashville, TN The Owl Farm
Jan 24, 2014 Wilmington, NC Orton’s
Jan 25, 2014 Trenton, NJ Championships
Jan 26, 2014 Hartford, CT Webster Underground




w/ Palisades, Famous Last Words

Jan 28, 2014 Pontiac, MI Crofoot Ballroom
Jan 29, 2014 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
Jan 30, 2014 Joliet, IL Mojoe’s
Jan 31, 2014 Newport, KY Thompson House
Feb 01, 2014 St. Louis, MO Fubar
Feb 02, 2014 Johnson City, TN Hideaway
Feb 03, 2014 Nashville, TN Cafe Coco
Feb 04, 2014 Marietta, GA Swayze’s
Feb 07, 2014 Orlando, FL Backbooth
Feb 08, 2014 Gainsville, FL 1982 Bar
Feb 09, 2014 Tampa, FL Epic Problem
Feb 11, 2014 Springfield, VA Empire
Feb 12, 2014 Allentown, PA Crock Rock
Feb 13, 2014 Howell, NJ Gamechanger World


Visit Substream to get your first look at the brand new lyric video for the song “Nonchalant” by NEUROTIC NOVEMBER. “Nonchalant” is taken from NEUROTIC NOVEMBER’s upcoming debut album, Anunnaki, which will be available on October 29th.

Watch the “Nonchalant” lyric video here.

Of the video and forthcoming album vocalist Dee Dee comments, “We wanted everything about Anunnaki to be 10 times better than our EP. The fast parts are faster, the instrumentals are beefier, and we definitely upped the ante. We can’t wait to deliver this live.”

Anunnaki pre-order packages are available now at

For Additional NEUROTIC NOVEMBER Information:
“Nonchalant” Lyric Video

Tour Dates:
9/18 – Salem, OR @ The Nest
9/19 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
9/21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Pickle Factory
9/23 – Denver, CO @ The Roxy Theatre
9/24 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourban Theater
9/25 – Des Moines, IA @ The Underground Rock Shop
9/28 – S Barrington, IL @ Penny Road Pub
9/29 – Romeo, MI @ High Octane Lounge
9/30 – Canton, OH @ The Auricle
10/1 – Clarion, PA @ Wasteland Live
10/2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Place Bar and Lounge
10/3 – N Providence, RI @ Columbus Club
10/4 – Pittsfield, MA @ Chameleons
10/5 – Lemoyne, PA @ Championship
10/7 – Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13
10/9 – Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligan’s
10/10 – Fayetteville, NC @ The Drunk Horse Pub
10/12 – Marietta, GA @ Swayze’s


Still hot off this summer’s Rockstar Mayhem Festival, EMMUREplan to enter the studio later this year. Their sixth full length album for VICTORY RECORDS will be released Spring 2014.EMMURE will be closing out 2013 by headlining the Never Say Die Tour in Europe (October 4th to 26th) and then a full US tour (October 29th to November 22nd) alongside ASKING ALEXANDRIA, SEVENDUST, ALL THAT REMAINS, and FOR TODAY.

Guitarist and founding member Jesse Ketive stated, “We couldn’t be happier to announce that following Never Say Die! and the Asking Alexandria Tour we will be heading into the studio to work on the new album which is aimed for a Spring release!  We have been working hard in between our rigorous world touring schedule this past year and a half and we can’t wait to unveil new material. We have resigned to Victory Records and there will be a lot of new things developing for EMMURE through the end of the year. Thank you for your constant support through the years and we promise to deliver one of the best EMMURErecords to date. See you on tour.”

For Additional EMMURE Information:

“MDMA” Music Video
“I Am Onslaught” Music Video


EMMURE Tour Dates:
9/20 – Anchorage, AK @ 420 W 3rd Ave
9/21 – Anchorage, AK @ Chilkoot Charlie’s
10/4 – Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof 
10/5 – Koln, DE @ Essigfabrik
10/6 – Birmingham, UK @ Academy 2
10/7 – Glasgow, UK @ Garage
10/8 – London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
10/9 – Manchester, UK @ Club Academy
10/10 – Cardiff, UK @ Cardiff Solus
10/11 – Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli
10/12 – Hamburg, DE @ Ubel & Gefhrlich
10/13 – Berlin, DE @ Astra
10/15 – Prague, CZ @ Meet Factory
10/16 – Wien, AT @ Arena
10/17 – Ljubljana, SI @ Kino Siska
10/18 – Cesena, IT @ Vidia Club
10/19 – Munchen, DE @ Backstage Club
10/20 – Pratteln, CH @ Z7
10/22 – Esch, LU @ Kulturfabrik
10/23 – Antwerp, BE @ Triz Zaal
10/24 – Paris, FR @ Trabendo
10/25 – Leipzig, DE @ Werk 2
10/26 – Essen, DE @ Weststadthalle
10/29 – Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium
10/30 – Knoxville, TN @ NV Night Club
10/31 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
11/1 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend
11/2 – Lancaster, PA @ Freedom Hall Convention Center
11/3 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ Mid Hudson Civic Center
11/5 – Buffalo, NY @ Rapids Theatre
11/6 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
11/8 – Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop
11/9 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
11/10 – Cleveland, OH @ Wolstein Center
11/13 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Orbit Room
11/14 – St Louis, MO @ The Pageant
11/15 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
11/17 – Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater
11/19 – Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theatre
11/22 – San Diego, CA @ Soma

Seeker Will Not Remain “Unloved” For Long (an interview with Bryce Lucien)

The end of muted metal has arrived in the form of one of Victory’s latest signings, Texas death metal band, SEEKER. Forming from the remnants of various metal bands in the area,SEEKER officially began in the fall of 2011, destroying local venues with their impossibly quick solos and bone-crushing drums. Garnering a loyal following of avid metalheads along the way, SEEKER has been on the road ever since, silencing naysayers with one swift sweeping of chords. Providing an in-your-face delivery to fans each performance, SEEKER is the auditory Malitov Cocktail for today’s metal scene. Having caught the attention of prominent metal publications Alternative PressLambgoatMetal Insider and more, SEEKER’s path is on an upward trajectory, set to surpass their competition with ease. Wrapping up the production of their upcoming label-debut album which is set for release in October, the guys of SEEKER refuse to rest.

Pittsburgh Music Magazine caught up with vocalist Bryce Lucien to talk to him about the true essence of Seeker and what they have going on…

You guys operate under the mantra, “Art, community, and aggressive non-conformity above all else”.  Can you speak more to why that is so important to the band and how you live that by example?

It’s really just a statement of priorities. We created this band with nothing but absolute freedom of expression in mind. We have all been playing music for a long time, and we hit a point where we realized that art isn’t worth creating unless it’s coming from a deeply personal and honest place. We push ourselves to create music with that in mind, and not trends, or whether our band will sell. We still have a long way to go, but I feel like we’re getting there. As far as community goes, we feel extremely fortunate to have met so many like-minded artists, musicians, promoters, etc and we value these friendships as much as we do the band. We’ve never really been a part of any sort of “scene”, so we had to create our own. Supporting our friends and being an active part of our music community is huge for us.

Can you give us some details about your label debut and what distinguishes your sound from other releases?

We have a new album called Unloved coming out October, 29th on Victory Records. I’m very excited about this release. We really pushed ourselves to experiment and do exactly what we wanted to do with this release. We weren’t actively trying to sound like anyone else or appeal to a certain group of people. That’s really nothing new at all. Pretty much all of our favorite bands operate like that, but it’s something that I think is kind of lost on a lot of bands our age.

Some of your lyrics are pretty intense and seem deeply personal.  Where do you draw inspiration from and what is the writing process typically like?

Our lyrics are ridiculously personal. I’m really bad at removing myself from what I’m talking about in my lyrics, so things tend to get pretty dark during the writing process. The heaviest period of writing was between March and early July of this year and I was pretty miserable to be around the entire time. I don’t feel like you can honestly write music like we do without going to a place full of intense emotional extremes. Inspiration lyrically just comes from life. It would be fairly easy for anyone who knows me to figure out what I’m talking about in our songs.

Your band seems to demand to have freedom in their creation.  How did you arrive at the decision to sign with Victory?

We do demand total freedom, and the thing that we love the most about Victory is that they’re open to that. They’re just as excited to go on this journey and see where things go as we are. They give us freedom to be exactly the band that we want to be. They’re extremely forward thinking and still incredibly passionate about releasing music, and that’s why we decided to go with them.

Honestly, when we would talk about labels that we might like to work with Victory never even came up. We never thought of them as an option, because while we were growing up they were always the label with the gigantic bands so for them to not only want us, but also give us the incredible amount of freedom that they have is huge. We’re extremely happy and extremely grateful. 

You had a tour this fall with KING CONQUER, BETRAYAL, AEGAEON.  What are some dream bands you would love to tour with?

We actually just got off the King Conquer, Betrayal, Aegaeon tour and it was amazing. I would love a chance to tour with Chelsea Wolfe, Watain, True Widow, Nails, Deafheaven, King Dude, Retox, Converge, Dillinger Escape Plan, Sunn O))), Rotten Sound, This Will Destroy You… There’s way too many to list. I would literally eat a car to tour with Chelsea Wolfe.

Can you give us some scoop as to what you have coming up this winter?

We leave for a tour with The Last Ten Seconds Of Life, Deserters, and Kublai Khan in a few days. After that we’re home for a couple weeks and then we’ll be right back out on a tour that we’re going to be announcing soon. Look for us on the road all winter. We’re way more comfortable in a live setting so we try to stay on the road constantly.

With Seeker’s work ethic and profound ethos it is no doubt that you will be hearing much more from these guys…just remember where you heard it first.



VICTORY RECORDS welcomes ISLANDER. With comparisons to DEFTONES and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, South Carolina’s ISLANDER are building to become one of the biggest names in modern rock. Watch the announcement video here.

Vocalist Mikey Carvajal comments, “We are very excited to be a part of the Victory Records family. Come hang with us on the road this fall, see what we’re all about, and be sure to check out the EP.”

ISLANDER will be releasing a new EP, Pains., as a limited edition colored vinyl 12″ and digital download which is now available for pre-order on All vinyl pre-orders will come with an instant download of the EP. Pains. is four refreshing and revolutionary tracks which include “New Colors” and “Lucky Rabbit” – which features guest vocals from H.R. of BAD BRAINS.


Watch the music video for “New Colors” here.

Pains. will be available digitally on iTunes, AmazonMP3, Spotify, and all other digital retailers on October 1st, 2013.

“New school band with old school soul and passion. Keep your eyes and ears open for these guys!” – Sonny Sandoval of P.O.D

“Creativity gets an A+.” – H.R. of BAD BRAINS

For Additional ISLANDER Information:
ISLANDER Welcome Video
“New Colors” Music Video


Fresh off the release of their sophomore album, Yours To TakeTHESE HEARTS have premiered a music video for “Been Through Hell”. Join THESE HEARTS as they say goodbye to their loved ones, pack up their instruments and travel across the country, all in the name of love for their music and fans.

Watch “Been Through Hell” here. 

From the label that brought you A DAY TO REMEMBER and TAKING BACK SUNDAYTHESE HEARTS have arrived with the ultimate Summer soundtrack. New Noise Magazine proclaims Yours To Take radiates “positivity through the bands breathe taking harmonies, spine chilling screams, and solid instrumentation.” Pick up your copy at or download the album at iTunes / AmazonMP3 and see why Huffington Post awarded it “5 out of 5 stars”.

For more information on These Hearts:
“Been Through Hell” Music Video
“Miserable” Lyric Video


ERIMHA has unleashed their Victory Records’ debut album Reign Through Immortality and an apocalyptic, epic, new music video for the track “Verdict Of The Soul”. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Christian Donaldson (CRYPTOSPSY/MYTHOSIS), Reign Through Immortality will usher hard music fans into a new era of driving, sinister, symphonic, black metal. Check out what is calling “astounding”.


Watch “Verdict Of The Soul” and order your copy of Reign Through Immortality at or download the album at iTunes/Amazon MP3. The album is also available at FYE, Hastings and independent stores.

For more information on ERIMHA:
“Condemned To Desolation” Music Video
“Verdict Of The Soul” Music Video

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JUNGLE ROT have released a music video for the track “Utter Chaos”, from their latest studio album Terror Regime. Masters of no nonsense riffs, JUNGLE ROT dominated a sold-out stage at Reggie’s Rock Club in Chicago and Victory Records was there to capture the insanity. Jump behind the barricade and experience “Utter Chaos” here.

JUNGLE ROT kick off their European tour on August 7th at Brutal Assault Fest alongside MESHUGGAH and IN FLAMES. To follow, JUNGLE ROT will continue to wreak havoc overseas as they perform at Getaway Rock Festival in Sweden, Meh Suff Festival in Switzerland, Into The Grave Festival in the Netherlands and more.  See a full list of dateshere.

For information on JUNGLE ROT:
“Blind Devotion” Music Video

“Terror Regime” Music Video

“Utter Chaos” Music Video

Tour Dates:
8/02 – Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
8/03 – Sheboygan, WI @ The Speakeasy
8/04 – Madison, WI @ The High Noon Saloon
8/07 – Jaromer, CZ @ Brutal Assault Fest
8/08 – Gavle, SE @ Getaway Rock Festival
8/09 – Huttikerberg, CH @ Meh Suff Festival
8/10 – Leeuward, NL @ Into The Grave Festival

8/11 – Tilburg, NL @ Little Devil
8/12 – Ieper, BE @ Ieper Fest
8/13 – Rijssen, NL @ Rage Metal Bar
8/14 – Vienna, AT @ Escape Metalcorner
8/15 – Budapest, HU @ Durer Kert
8/16 – Szeged, HU @ Club Noir
8/17 – Saint Nolff, FR @ Motocultor Fest

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THESE HEARTS have teamed up with Alternative Press to stream their forthcoming sophomore album, Yours To Take, in its entirety for two consecutive days. Mixed by Andrew Wade (A DAY TO REMEMBER) and mastered by Joey Sturgis (ASKING ALEXANDRIA, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA), Yours To Take is a culmination of hard work and a matured sound. Listen to the full album stream here.

An ideal mix of eleven heavy and emotional tracks THESE HEARTS’ new album, Yours To Take, is about their fans, their relationships and life on the road.  With spot-on guest vocals from Bert Poncet from CHUNK! NO, CAPTAIN CHUNK! and Mattie Montgomery from FOR TODAY, Yours To Take is a brilliant example of what it really means to hone your craft. With their energy turned all the way up THESE HEARTS are an inspiration to fans across the world, and rely on their steadfast values and passion to rise to the top, all while staying true to themselves and their message.

A combination of effortless harmonies and emotive breakdowns, THESE HEARTS are carrying the torch lit by iconic Victory bands A DAY TO REMEMBER and TAKING BACKSUNDAY.  See THESE HEARTS perform their new single “Been Through Hell” along with more favorites on their upcoming headlining tour, beginning July 18th. Download “Been Through Hell” on iTunes and pre-order your copy of Yours To Take today


Track Listing:

1.     This Is Love (Feat. Bert Poncet)

2.     The Inconvenience

3.     Psycho

4.     Miserable

5.     Been Through Hell

6.     Last Man Alive

7.     Birds of A Feather

8.     Undecided Story

9.     War (Feat. Mattie Montgomery)

10. LOTR

11. Never Mind Me

For more information on These Hearts:
Tour Diary 1 / Tour Diary 2 / Tour Diary 3

Tour Dates:
7/18 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
7/19 – South Bend, IN @ Generic
7/20 – Kalkaska, MI @ The Fairgrounds
7/21 – Warren, MI @ The Ritz
7/24 – Newport, KY @ Thompson House
7/25 – Indianapolis, IN @ Irving Theater
7/26 – Terre Haute, IN @ THMV
7/27 – St. Louis, MO @ TBA


Victory Records Launches New Online Store

Victory Records has launched the latest destination for music buying fans, This new website boasts an efficient, sleek, user friendly interface and layout, making it simple to find items from many of your favorite artists. Continuing our dedication to providing the utmost in customer service, all orders ship the same day, with standard, 2nd day and overnight shipping as available options. Of course, e-mail order notification and tracking information are automatically sent after an order is placed. With full Android, iPhone and iPad support, you will be able to purchase the 2,500+ items that Victory has in stock on the go 24/7. A broad selection of vinyl and new merchandise items are added weekly, including our brand new vinyl slip mats, tank tops and products from our exclusively distributed roster of independent record labels.


In the coming weeks, the company will be opening this e-commerce portal for established artists and brands as we expand our product offerings. Victory offers a turnkey, direct to consumer sales solution providing in-house manufacturing (, order fulfillment, logistics and warehousing.


PGH Music Mag’s Holiday Gift Guide 2012

We hear it all the time, “I just have no idea what to get them…”. Everybody and their mother has an opinion on what to get and every publication has products that they are pushing this year. Pittsburgh Music Magazine is no exception, but we would like to take a somewhat different approach. We will try to pigeonhole some of your loved ones into categories and maybe you will find something that is unique and just happens to fit that special someone on your list:

The Classic Rocker:
Being into music ourselves, we always appreciate music oriented gifts. If you have a collector on your list, a real cool place to head to is PopMarket. 28c24a3b0804a3dbfbfc3eea11567279 Popmarket is “the ultimate shopping club for music fans offering its members limited-time private sales on the world’s coolest music”. Membership is free. Wolfgang’s Vault always has some very unique stuff on the memorabilia end (although it can be quite pricey). 2006-05-01-Hemispheres-02 They typically carry a lot of items from the classic rock genre. Pete Townsend and Peter Criss and Jimmy Page came out with very interesting books recently that will keep any music lover glued to the pagespage book.

The Metal Maniac:
We would be remiss in pointing out that a permanent gift is always a great choice, and while we don’t reccommend any names on the skin, ink in the skin has a special meaning for many of us metalheads. If you are in the Pittsburgh tri-state area we have to point you to the best Human Production. tumblr_lwkymgK7SS1qzm60ro1_500 The award winning artists Ben, Mark, and Jesse do nothing but custom tattoo work to ensure that your loved one has something truly unique blended with a safe and super clean environment. For the metal historian, a great read is Precious Metal: Decibel Presents the Stories Behind 25 Metal Masterpieces. music_string6Precious Metal gathers pieces from Decibel’s most popular feature, the monthly “Hall of Fame” which documents the making of landmark metal albums via candid, hilarious, and fascinating interviews with every participating band member. Of course if you have a budding metalaller at home, a great intro to learning about where the genre came from is Sound of the Beast: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal by Ian CristieIan_Christe_-_Sound_of_the_Beast. Some other cool spots to hit up some bundles that include a t-shirt, cd, and sometimes poster, or DVDs would be from some of the coolest labels like metal-blade-records-logo_09Metal Blade or 250px-VictoryRecordsVictory Records which have great stores and awesome deals. One of the coolest tours to look forward to will be Between the Buried and Me with Coheed and Cambria and Russian Circlesbetween-the-buried-and-me-coheed-and-cambria-tour-2013. They will be hitting Pittsburgh February 7 at Stage AE and a pair of tickets to see them would provide memeories for a lifetime.

The Pittsburgh Fanatic:
It’s easy to pick up a Steeler shirt almost anywhere, but how abou something more uniquely Pittsburgh? Check out 3 Rivers Clothing that has quite a few great pieces including sweatshirts, tees, and our very own Pittsburgh Music Magazine teebads. They also run Brand 216 ClothingLine_GJfor those family members in Cleveland you don’t talk about while in SouthSide. LiveNow Streetwear has come out with their Pixburgh Realers Crewneck Image 1that is super cool (check out their new video here). And while we are on the clothing kick, we love Brandon’s stuff over at Pittsburgh based company Dead Bury Dead. The feel of a lived in tee with great designs, Dead Bury Dead deadburyhas a great story and awesome products.

The Style Conscious:
The hottest trend today seems to be the monthly sample box from various companies. One of the coolest and also most economical to come out is BirchBox for Men, Women, and now Home. birchbox-man-home-600x358-3You can get 3, 6, or 12 month subscriptions and they will receive a box filled with samples of all sorts of goodies according to the types of products that most interest them. To really indulge someone check out Pittsburgh based Fluhme. TiffanyFluhme-aFluhme is a premiere cosmetics company dedicated to skin care.

The Impossible:
We all have that person on our list who is just impossible. Gift certificates seem to always please these unpleasable creatures, but to where? We would highly reccommend the Amazon gift certificate, Etsy Gift cards, and EBay has gift certificates. These sites seem to have something to please even those who have everything. For those a bit more adventurous try Design Tuscano The-Contortionist-Skeleton-Side-Tablefor the home, Uncommon Goods has some very unique and unusual stuffuncommon-goods, and last but not least you can always get them a gift to just mess with their fickleness such as the jellyfish_moodlamp (1)LED Jellyfish Mood Lamp!

The Activist:

For some people a gift for them is just not appropriate, they would much rather you consider their activism for others. If you are not exactly sure, and not comfortable enough to ask, here are some suggestions:
The Human Rights Campaign, HumanRightsCampaignseeks to improve the lives of LGBT Americans by advocating for equal rights and benefits in the workplace, ensuring families are treated equally under the law and increasing public support among all Americans. They have some awesome giftwear as well as memberships that will show someones support for equality for all people. For the animal lover The ASPCA 5882378does so much for all animals that a contribution really does make a difference. They also have giftwear and collectibles besides membership. For those concerned with the environment, check out Conservation International 1195729_300who partners with governments on local, regional, and national levels around the world to deal with high priority areas of concern. From Brazil to China, from the U.S. to Liberia, they engage nations in a common goal — to preserve natural resources for the benefit of all life on Earth.

The Dog or Cat Lover:

For the dog lover in your life there is a membership box that they can receive holding goodies and toys according to the size of their fur babies. Bark Box bboxis a welcome addition to the monthly box competition for your furry friends or your friends with dog kids. For those with cats in the mix Bestfriendboxbox has something for both dogs and cats.

We hope that you got at least one or two ideas from our list, or at least some entertainment. Good luck with your holiday shopping and when you are not burning through your credit and debit cards Pittsburgh Music Magazine will be here to keep you up on the latest and greatest in music.

Spreading “La Epidemia”: Ill Nino Announces New Tour Dates

Latin metallers ILL NINO are gearing up to spread a little holiday cheer this winter and have announced a ten city run. Their latest tour begins November 30th in Dallas, and they will hit New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts before making their way to South America in support of their recent release Epidemia, which was released on October 22nd.Colorado’s ARCANIUM will be joining them on the US dates. See a full listing of tour dates here as well as below.

If you haven’t picked up your copy of Epidemia, now is your chance! Epidemia is available via CD or MP3 through AMAZON’s “Black Friday/ Cyber Monday Sale” or through the Victory Records webstore. The album will also be available throughout the holidays on the FYE Metal Endcap for $9.99, where you will receive a FREE limited edition Decibel “Best Metal Of 2012” vinyl sampler featuring tracks from PATHOLOGY and GOD FORBID with purchase.


November 30, 2012 | Dallas, TX @ Trees
December 1, 2012 | Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
December 2, 2012 | San Antonio, TX @ Back Stage Live
December 6, 2012 | Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
December 7, 2012 | Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
December 8, 2012 | Lawrence, MA @ The Claddagh Pub
December 11, 2012 | Caracas, VE @ Moulin Rouge
December 12, 2012 | Santiago, CL @ Club 334
December 14, 2012 | Buenos Aires, AR @ Groove
December 15, 2012 | Sao Paolo, BR | Via Marques