Neck Deep Stream New Album “Wishful Thinking”/PGH Date APR 2 Smiling Moose

NECK DEEP have announced that their debut full length, ‘Wishful Thinking’, is streaming in its entirety via the HOPELESS RECORDS YouTube channel today! The album is to be released January 14, 2014 and is now available for pre-order; fans can view bundles, including some limited collector’s packages at hopelessrecords.com/neckdeep

 Listen to the album in full here:  http://bit.ly/1kovYTp

 Watch the music video for “Crushing Grief (No Remedy)” here:  http://bit.ly/1kovgFG

 The band is about to embark on their headline tour in the UK and will head to North America with Knuckle Puck & Light Years late February! Dates are below! Tickets are on sale now!

 UK HEADLINE TOUR w/ special guests Roam

JAN 8 The Scholar- Leicester, UK

JAN 9 Avondale- Southampton, UK

JAN 10 Forum- Tunbridge Wells, UK

JAN 11 Central Station- Wrexham, UK (Wishful Thinking release show)

JAN 13 Barfly- London, UK (Wishful Thinking release show)

JAN 14 Cockpit- Leeds, UK

JAN 16 Non Zero’s- Dundee, UK

JAN 17 Audio- Glasgow, UK

JAN 18 Studio 24- Edinburgh, UK

JAN 19 Sound Control- Manchester, UK

JAN 21 Boileroom-  Guildford, UK

JAN 22 Clwb Ifor Bach- Cardiff, UK

JAN 23 Exchange- Bristol, UK

JAN 24 The Pickett- Liverpool, UK

JAN 25 Rock City Basement- Nottingham, UK

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR w/ Knuckle Puck & Light Years

Feb 28 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen

Mar 01 St. Louis, MO – The Demo

Mar 02 Wichita, KS – Museum of Heart

Mar 04 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater

Mar 05 Salt Lake City, UT – The Shred Shed

Mar 07 Walnut Creek, CA – The Redhouse

Mar 08 Canoga Park, CA – Cobalt Café

Mar 09 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction

Mar 11 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues (Small Room)

Mar 12 Mesa, AZ – The Nile Underground

Mar 14 San Antonio, CA – The Ten Eleven

Mar 18 Birmingham, AL – The Forge

Mar 19 Douglasville, GA – The Seven Venue

Mar 20 Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub

Mar 21 Tampa, FL – Transitions Art Gallery

Mar 22 Pembroke Pines, FL – The Talent Farm

Mar 23 Jacksonville, FL – Atticus Bar

Mar 25 West Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern

Mar 26 Richmond, VA – The Camel

Mar 27 Baltimore, MD – The Sidebar

Mar 28 Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary

Mar 29 Patchogue, NY – North Music Venue

Mar 30 Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs

Mar 31 Howell, NJ – Game Changer World

Apr 01 Buffalo, NY – Waiting Room

Apr 02 Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose

Apr 03 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop

Apr 04 Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar

Apr 05 Toronto, ON – Sneaky Dees

Formed in 2012, Neck Deep is vocalist Ben Barlow, guitarists Lloyd Roberts & Matt West, bassist Fil Thorpe- Evans and drummer Dani Washington. The band hails from Wrexham, UK.

 

MORE ABOUT NECK DEEP:

www.neckdeepuk.com

www.facebook.com/neckdeepuk

Instagram / Twitter: @NeckDeepUK

Machinima Premieres Avenged Sevenfold Animated Series

ALL-NEW ANIMATED SERIES COMBINES THE MUSIC AND CREATIVE MINDS OF AVENGED SEVENFOLD WITH THE PRODUCERS OF METALOCALYPSE 

All-New Series Trailer Available Now on Avenged Sevenfold’s YouTube Channel 

Avenged Sevenfold’s Hail To The King is well on its way to living up to its name. The album, released by Warner Bros. Records, earned the band its second No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart, selling upwards of 159,400 units, making it the biggest first-week sales debut for a rock album this year.  Hail To The King also went to No. 1 in the UK, handing the band its first chart-topping album in Britain, as well as in Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Ireland, and Finland. Avenged Sevenfold has just wrapped up sold-out tour dates in the U.S. and Europe, including a sold-out show at Wembley in the UK. With all of this momentum, Machinima, the number one global video entertainment network for young males, has announced that the Hail To The King animated series will be released on December 15 for binge-viewing on Machinima’s HappyHour channel (YouTube.com/HappyHour).

From the creative minds of Avenged Sevenfold, one of rock music’s global heavyweights and a trailblazing force in fusing the worlds of music and video games, Hail To The King is a six-episode animated series, which is directed by Metalocalypse producer Jon Schnepp. The unique and innovative series tells the fictional story of the Deathbat – the band’s longtime trademark, and serves as the prologue to their highly anticipated mobile video game, “Hail to the King: Deathbat.” Accompanying the launch of the series will be a trailer for the game, which will be available early 2014. With the series launching in just days, Machinima has released an all-new trailer.

TRAEDONYA!’s Funky/Jazzy Single “Another Lie”

Prohibition Entertainment is excited to announce that TRAEDONYA!’s first single ”Another Lie” from her debut digital EP ”High Fructose Corn Syrup” shall be serviced to Commercial radio stations.

Arthur Mitchell Vice President of Urban Network, the venerable west coast company, will handle the radio and club promotion campaign in North America.

The single ”Another Lie” by TRAEDONYA! picked up a tremendous amount of support in the twitterverse and blogosphere. The song is a funky/jazzy piece with TRAEDONYA!’s lyrical acumen and live instrumentation that takes you back to another period in music says A.K Smith-Ford of Prohibition Entertainment.

Audio
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udgidkUo5K4

TRAEDONYA! aka ”The Bride Of New Funk Hipopera” has been singing since childhood. She gets her diversified funk from life experiences, has been trained at a jazz conservatory, yet was raised in the Bronx on Hip Hop. Her single ”Beloved” was called Hipopera by the UK press due to her range of octaves and vocal styling. “I am just a international party girl at heart says” TRAEDONYA!

“As the Vice President of Urban Network, I have had the opportunity to hear some great music and to be at early stages of some great careers. The single ”Another Lie” by TRAEDONYA! is one of those songs and TRAEDONYA! is one of those artist” says Arthur Mitchell.

TRAEDONYA!’s EP ”High Fructose Corn Syrup” is due fall 2013.  For more information check out the links below.

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http://www.twitter.com/traedonya
http://www.facebook.com/traedonya
http://www.traedonya.com
http://www.youtube.com/traedonyatourstation
http://www.urbannetwork.com

 

EYES SET TO KILL performs live set at EMG studios!

Front woman Alexia Rodriguez had this to say about the taping of this set…

 

“We’re excited to debut some of our newer tunes from our brand new album “Masks” on EMGtv. We love to stay connected with our fans so I feel like broadcasting this performance online for those who haven’t yet been able to see us live, can finally get that chance thanks to our friends at EMG. Alot of people have been asking about my tone off of our newest album, so now people will be able to hear that familiar EMG sound, raw and live!”

 

Check out the show:

http://youtu.be/jMbo8We8Lxg

 

 

EYES SET TO KILL upcoming shows:

 

9/27/2013 Riot Room Kansas City MO
9/28/2013 Juanita’s Little Rock AR
9/30/2013 The Vanguard Tulsa OK
10/2/2013 White Rabbit San Antonio TX
10/3/2013 Scoutbar Houston TX
10/4/2013 Trees Dallas TX
10/5/2013 The Riverside Warehouse Shreveport LA
10/6/2013 Pops (Small Room) St. Louis MO
10/8/2013 Wooly’s Des Moines IA
EYES SET TO KILL online:

 

Job For A Cowboy Live Backstage @Mayhem and Onstage @Mayhem

Metal Blade Record artists Job For A Cowboy once again rolled through Pittsburgh this year via the Rockstar Mayhem Festival and PGHMUSICMAG caught up with bassist Nick backstage.  Meanwhile Jon “The Charn” Rice’s father Louie Rice sent Pittsburgh Music Magazine some links to footage he filmed onstage in Pittsburgh check them out here…

Chi City, “Early Morning Dreams” | Kid Daytona features on Chi’s new album “My Untold Story”

video: Chi City, “Early Morning Dreams”
produced by Kajmir Beats | directed by Kajmir Beats & Klay Dot
from the new album My Untold Story ft. Kid Daytona and Ronnie Martini


My Untold Story at datpiff.com/Chi-City-My-Untold-Story-mixtape.478567.html
IAmChiCity.com | on Twitter | on Facebook

Southside Chicago rapper Chi City presents the Kajmir Beats/Klay Dots-directed video to “Early Morning Dreams”, the Kajmir-produced single from his new album My Untold Story, featuring Kid Daytona and Ronnie Martini, as well as production from Dreamcatchers, Traksounds and more. With over nine underground tapes bearing his name – his last being 2011’s Who Is Chi City – Chi has collaborated with Cory Gunz, Mullyman and has toured with Philadelphia Freeway, Mickey Factz, Mikey Halsted and Daytona. He was crowned Coast To Coast’s Indie Artist Next To Blow and has performed at the BET Artist Showcase and ThisIs50.com’s Independent Fridays. He has ghostwritten for B.O.B., Diggy Simmons and G.O.O.D. Music affiliates. The idea [for ‘Early Morning Dreams’] came from me wanting to tell about how so judgemental and backwards most people are, and how the thought of having everything can make some people really lose everything in the same process,” says Chi.

” Incredible artist, his grind Is crazy and he’s dope as hell , much respect to Chi City”  –Mickey Factz
“Had a great time working with this dude, very talented and humble”  -The Kid Daytona

Wacken Metal Battle Canada-Winner: Round 1 Montreal Qualifying: Dissension

Wacken Metal Battle Canada is proud to announce that Dissension have moved forward from their qualifying round and will be performing in the Montreal semi final taking place onJune 7th at Katcombes to battle for a spot in the national finals in Toronto on June 22nd at the Opera House.

The next qualifying rounds are scheduled for Wednesday, May 15th with Round 2 of qualifying in Montreal at Katcombes with Trainwreck Architect, Venomenon, Demise of The Crown, Fallstaf and Round 3 of qualifying in Toronto at the Hard Luck Bar withWarmachine, Mastery, The Unborn Dead, Cecile Monique, Laugh At The Fakes.

Scene Magazine – Battle Chart – http://www.thescenemagazine.ca/wacken-metal-battle-canada-2013-results/

About: The world’s most prestigious metal festival, Wacken Open Air, known for its elite line up of the globe’s best metal bands is bringing the largest metal contest on the planet Wacken Metal Battle to Canada. Recruiting 39 independent Canadian bands after hundreds of submissions to compete, Wacken Metal Battle Canada will select one true champion to represent the nation with highest honour at this summer’s 2013 edition of Wacken Open Air Festival in Wacken, Germany.

Being held in Toronto, ON and Montreal, QC during the months of May and June, Canadian metal bands from across the country will challenge one another to join a list of Canadian heavyweights such as Voivod, Exciter, Razor, Annihilator, Anvil, Kataklysm, Cryptopsy, 3 Inches of Bloods, Despised Icon and Danko Jones who have performed at the festival in years past.

The Wacken Metal Battle Canada line up for the qualifying rounds in Toronto & Montreal is as follows and will be judged by a panel of local music industry representatives.

A free download compilation of competing bands is available at the following link – Wacken Metal Battle Canada Compilation Vol. 1 – http://wackenmetalbattlecanada.bandcamp.com/

For more info on Metal Battle Canada, please visit these links:

Official Website: http://www.metalbattle.ca

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MetalBattleCanada

Twitter: @MetalBattleCAN

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/WackenMetalBattleCAN

WACKEN METAL BATTLE: Montreal Qualifying Round 1 Winner
Move to Montreal Semi-Final

Dissension
Website: http://www.facebook.com/DissensionMTL
Video: http://www.youtube.com/user/DissensionOfficial

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WACKEN METAL BATTLE: Toronto Qualifying Round 2 Winners
Move to Toronto Semi-Finals

Adrenechrome
Website: www.adrenechrome.com
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3gyx8-Qczs

Crimson Shadows
Website: www.facebook.com/crimsonshadowsband
Video: http://youtu.be/EtqEiN6AmDI

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WACKEN METAL BATTLE: Toronto Qualifying Round 1 Winners
Move to Toronto Semi-Finals

Fragile Existence
Website: http://www.facebook.com/FragileExistence/
Video: http://youtu.be/V5ghdt_whbM

Eclipse Eternal
Website: https://www.facebook.com/EclipseEternal
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OyDOOr5rzc

INSURRECTION Issue Studio Update On Forthcoming Album ‘Prototype’

 

L-R: Insurrection Current Line Up | Phil Moreau-Latreille (Drums) | Martin Samson (Guitar) | Stef Jomphe (Vocals) | Vincent Laprade Séguin (Guitar) | Francis Girard(Bass) – Photo Credit – Marc Fortin

After a successful crowd funding campaign for their forthcoming and third full length album ‘Prototype’ set for release later this year, Canadian death metal band INSURRECTION has issued a studio update for fans at the following link below.

Insurrection Studio Update – Drums – http://youtu.be/fAX24sSmc34

episode 4: drums

The band offered eight various packages to fans in support of raising their monetary goal of $2500 to produce the release and have unleashed a series of  informative promo videos explaining details on the crowd funding.

Episode 3: Business – http://youtu.be/WRytMd5dvho

Episode 2: Rock n Roll! – http://youtu.be/7QX1b3mItVs

Episode 1: Prototype – http://youtu.be/1efN_AGj7pI

In additional news, Insurrection have confirmed they will be performing at this year’sAMNESIA ROCKFEST in Montebello, QC on Friday, June 14th alongside Rise Against, The Offspring, Anthrax, Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson, Lamb of God among many others.

For more info on the fest, please visit these links.

Amnesia Rockfest official website: http://www.pnrockfest.com/en/

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/507258256008562/

For more info on INSURRECTION, please visit these links:

http://www.insurrectionmetal.com | Facebook.com/InsurrectionMetal | Twitter:@InsurrectionCan

About: 

Upon being assembled in 2003 by founding members Martin Samson and Stef Jomphe in Gatineau, Insurrection has been growing, modulating and mutating into a machine of an aural onslaught. Assaulting witnesses in both languages of French and English, Insurrection has blended its calculated technicality to create a signature mixture of merciless death metal that has emerged from the prominent Canadian scene.

Shortly after their 2009 debut release ‘Prologue’, giving true life to their monstrosity, the formation launched their second release 2010’s Fracture’, a dark prophecy of unforgivable times and a brutal soundtrack to the fall of man. It pushed the limits with every outing, creating Insurrection to become more than the sum of its parts, but a merciless abomination.

Now the band is gearing up for their follow up ‘Prototype’ to push yet another brutal assault and tour cities across Canada to convert the unwitting to their legion.

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Insurrectionmetal.com | Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Reverbnation | Soundcloud | Last.FM | CBC 3

Death metal needs fresh blood and let’s hope this album inspires some youngsters to steer away from the crap and come back to serious business.” – Metal Made in Canada

 “This 5-piece monstrosity has struck again with precision, aggression and near perfection! INSURRECTION delivers a one of a kind album – solid and crushing from beginning to end.” – The Ottawa Epitaph

Discography
2013 – Prototype
2010 – Fracture
2009 – Prologue
2007 – Fear Tomorrow (promo)
2004 – Insurrection Demo

Shared Stage w/
Napalm Death
Lamb of God
Annihilator
Hatebreed
Neuraxis
Malignancy
Voivod
Despised Icon
Kalmah
Rotting Christ
Cryptopsy
Anonymus
Fuck the Facts
Martyr
Dying Fetus
Augury
White Chapel
Ion Dissonance
Quo Vadis
Skinless
Dismember
Kataklysm
Wolven Ancestry
Unexpect
Ghoulunatics

List of Tours and Festivals
2012 – The Edg3 Fest, Maxville, ON
2012 – Camping metal Francophone 3, St-Lin-des-Laurentides, QC
2009-12- D-Tox Rockfest, Montebello, QC
2011 – Trois-Rivières Metalfest, Trois Riveres, QC
2011 – Alexandria Sk8Fest, Alexandria, ON
2010 – Festival Outaouais Émergent, Hull, QC
2009 – Camping metal Francophone 2, St-Calixte, QC

The Rolling Stones Play Surprise Gig at Echoplex L.A.

The Rolling Stones played a surprise gig at the echoplex in Los Angeles on Saturday night leading up to the opening of their “50 and Counting”  Tour which kicks off at STAPLES Center on Friday, May 3rd. The tour debut will be followed by performances in Oakland, San Jose, Las Vegas, Anaheim, Toronto, Chicago, Montreal, Boston and Philadelphia.

 

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MALMORT’s “Cruciatus”

The official video for the song “Cruciatus” from French’s black metal MALMORT can be seen below.
The clip was produced and directed by Oqamy visuel.
MALMORT will enter the studio at the end of May to record their second album for a September/October release via Hass Weg Records.
http://www.youtube.com/user/dalgrin?feature=mhee


A new channel is online on youtube.
You can watch there:
– video clip “Cruciatus”
– Vox In Excelso full album
– Split 45T with Sad (Grc)
– Various lives
– Various videos of Malmort
The band is actually looking for gigs, fests.
For more informations:
www.malmort.fr
Malmort on facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/Malmort666
Hass Weg Productions:
www.hassweg-prod.com

CHANT Music Video Blocked From YouTube

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Band addresses YouTube’s selective censorship

 

YouTube has censored tribal-industrial drum project CHANT, removing the band’s extended music video for their track “Need” late last week.

The video-hosting super-website did not cite specific reasons for the ban, simply noting it had been “flagged as inappropriate”, and later removed after determining that “the video content was in violation of their Community Guidelines”.

CHANT joins Angelspit, Hirsute Pursuit, and other bands in the electronic-industrial genre that have been
censored by YouTube for their content. Bands such as Die Antwoord, Flaming Lips, Micronauts, and Lenny Kravitz continue to host sexually graphic videos and remain unbanned to this day.

“To quote Bill Hicks, ‘I almost forgot this was the USA… the United States of Advertising!'” says Bradley Bills of CHANT. “On one hand, I knew what I created was pushing limits – that it would invoke an emotional response and possibly make some people uncomfortable, but regardless of the subject matter: there’s no mistaking that the ‘Need’ video is an Art film and Art by nature needs no censorship. The video was set to the proper YouTube guidelines, viewable by mature audiences only, and if I were an established artist making coveted ad revenue for YouTube – this would not have been an issue.”
CHANT fans had the opportunity to own/view a copy of the ‘Need’ music video by purchasing a limited edition copy from the Band’s site, stored on a USB Thumb drive, along with physical props used in the actual video shoot – all of which have now sold out.

“I’ll take the ban as a compliment and find satisfaction knowing that copies of the ‘Need’ film are also in the hands of my Fans, and as with all Art it will find its way into the public forum again, no matter how many corporations try to censor and decide what we all should or should not have access to see,” says Bills.
Later this week, CHANT will re-host the extended, uncensored cut of “Need” to VIMEO.

ABOUT CHANT

CHANT, an Austin, TX based industrial rock project created by Bradley Bills, has toured the US nationally, and released 2 independent albums paving the way to work with many acclaimed artists within the underground music genre (Pigface/Evil Mothers/Die Krupps). For more information, music downloads, and social media links, go to www.chantproject.com/info. For live show preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=032mr19pqso

 

CHANT Website http://www.chantproject.com
CHANT MySpace http://www.myspace.com/chant
CHANT Facebook http://www.facebook.com/Chantproject
CHANT Twitter http://www.twitter.com/chantproject

 

WILSON to Embark on North American Tour With GWAR and Warbeast

The growl of chain saws making firewood of fifty foot pines. That’s WILSON. The howling of a pack of wolves battling a rabid moose. That’s WILSON. The panting, gasping breaths of a smoke break “nooner”. That’s fucking WILSON. The citation for a noise violation… that’s just where the party begins. If all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, then all party and no bullshit have made WILSON juggernauts. For the past few years WILSON has transformed shows into parties, and concerts into riots throughout the Midwest. WILSON has not only held their own, but raised the bar for how much fun live music can be.

 

Now WILSON is ready to take their party to the road, heading out on the “Fate or Chaos” North American tour with Mutant Overlords GWAR and Warbeast. The tour is set to kick off April 10th in Tucson, AZ and will run through April 25th in Jacksonville, FL. Tickets for all the dates are on sale now.

 

Chad Nicefield Vocalist/Weirdo Beardo commented on the upcoming “Fate or Chaos” tour:

 

“We are extremely excited and honored to be supporting the legendary GWAR this April!WILSON cannot wait for all the fuckery to unveil itself on the road with these scumdogs!”

 

 

 

Five dudes growing up in Michigan’s post-industrial wasteland, know that when life gives you lemons, buy a bottle of tequila, chug it, and enjoy biting into that sour fruit. You can taste that philosophy in the music. With a brutal rhythm section and fret-board wizardry they bring the best parts of metal into their hook heavy straight up rock n’ roll. Don’t be surprised if you see the gnarliest, glowering dude in the bar start dancing like a first grader on a school picnic once the music starts. Rabid demand from a growing fan base has sold out their debut EP, “Standing on the Reel”. They have a new full-length album coming in 2013, produced by Steve Evetts (Dillinger Escape Plan, Saves the Day, Every Time I Die).

With a new album in the works and relentless tour schedule, whatever you do, don’t go to http://www.wilsonpartyanimals.com/, unless you’re ready to fucking party!

 

WILSON with GWAR and Warbeast

4/10: Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre – Tickets

4/11: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues – Tickets

4/12: Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Cafe – The Strip – Tickets

4/13: Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theatre – Tickets

4/14: Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory – Tickets

4/15: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex – Tickets

4/16: Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater & Club – Tickets

4/17: Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre – Tickets

4/18: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Lounge – Tickets

4/19: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s – Tickets

4/20: Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom – Tickets

4/21: Little Rock, AR @ The Rev Room – Tickets

4/22: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works – Tickets

4/23: Greenville, SC @ The Handlebar – Tickets

4/24: Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater – Tickets

4/25: Jacksonville, FL @ Free Bird Live – Tickets

 

For More Info Visit:

http://www.wilsonpartyanimals.com/

https://www.facebook.com/wilsonparties

Bleeding Rainbow Announces Tour With Cave Singers

Philadelphia based rock quartet Bleeding Rainbow just released their third LP “Yeah Right” on Kanine Records. Bleeding Rainbow says their sounds was directly influenced by bands from their teenage-hood such as Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, and Yo La Tengo to name a few. Mixing hints of Greg Sage’s anthemic, anxiety-ridden punk riffs, with equal parts drone and noise swells reminiscent of Kevin Shields at his most inventive, with an overlaying of boy-girl harmonies, Bleeding Rainbow channels the Mamas and the Papas as if backed by early Smashing Pumpkins.

Previously Bleeding Rainbow has released a 7 inch singles series including “Pink Ruff”, “Drift Away” and “Waking Dream” – also available digitally with exclusive b sides. Fans of the band now include Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl.

Tour Dates

03/31/13 Chicago IL – Empty Bottle *
04/01/13 St Louis MO – Old Rock House *
04/02/13 Louisville KY – Zanzabar *
04/03/13 Columbus OH – The Basement *
04/04/13 Philadelphia PA – Johnny Brendas *
04/06/13 Brooklyn NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg *
04/07/13 Boston MA – Brighton Music Hall *
04/09/13 Washington DC – Rock & Roll Hotel *
04/10/13 Chapel Hill NC – Local 506 *
04/11/13 Asheville NC – Emerald Lounge *
04/12/13 Atlanta GA – The EARL *
04/13/13 St. Augustine FL – Cafe Eleven *
04/14/13 Tampa FL- Crowbar *
04/15/13 Orlando FL – Will’s Pub *
04/17/13 Baton Rouge LA – Spanish Moon *
04/18/13 Dallas TX – Club Dada *
04/19/13 Houston TX – Fitzgeralds *
04/20/13 Austin TX – Red 7 *
04/22/13 Phoenix AZ – Rhythm Room *
04/23/13 Tucson AZ – Solar Culture *
04/24/13 San Diego CA – Casbah *
04/26/13 Los Angeles CA – Bootleg Theatre *
04/27/13 Santa Cruz CA – Crepe Place *
04/28/13 San Francisco CA – Great American Music Hall *
04/29/13 Eugene OR – Cozmic Pizza *
05/02/13 Vancouver BC – Commodore Ballroom *
05/03/13 Portland OR – Wonder Ballroom *
05/04/13 Seattle WA – The Showbox *

* – w/ Cave Singers

Body Language Releases “Lose My Head” Remix EP

Fresh off the success of last year’s Social Studies LP, Body Language have returned with their trademark sound of future-shocked pop, blended with a dash of Soul and R&B. Or as the Brooklyn quartet puts it, “Our world still exists in an indie-disco bubble; we’re just pushing the limits of every genre to a point where the bubble’s about to pop.”

That’s certainly the case with “Lose My Head”—a floor-filler that’s driven by late ‘70s funk licks and diamond-encrusted keys. The Jimmy Edgar remix shakes down the original vocals and lays them cleanly on top of a spacy, no-nonsense acid bassline for a proper throw-back groove. Light Year’s remix takes us to the edge of minimalism, with chopped- up vocals, chunky 808s, and space-age blips and beeps.

Click Here To Stream The Remix EP On A Private Soundcloud

Click Here To Listen To All Tracks On YouTube

Tour Dates

02/28/13 – Revolution Bar & Music Hall – Amityville, NY*
03/01/13 – Maxwell’s – Hobokon, NJ*
03/02/13 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY*
03/03/13 – The Southern – Charlottesville, VA*
03/05/13 – Kings Barcade – Raleigh, NC*
03/06/13 – Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA*
03/08/13 – Spanish Moon – Baton Rouge, LA*
03/09/13 – The Ten Eleven – San Antonio, TX*

* With Vacationer

WITHIN THE RUINS DEBUT NEW SONG

New England metal titans, WITHIN THE RUINS have debuted a brand new lyric video today for track “Feeding Frenzy.”

Vocalist Tim Goergen weighs in on the new track:

“This is definitely one of my favorite songs on the album lyrically and musically. It explores a little bit more of our groove side while still keeping true to our sound. Enjoy!”

The band recently shot two music videos with director Kevin J. Custer for songs “New Holy War” and “Feeding Frenzy.” WITHIN THE RUINS will be supporting CHELSEA GRIN and ATILLA this spring on the “Sick Tour 2,” dates can be seen below.

TOUR DATES

3/9 Salt Lake City, UT
In the Venue

3/10 Grand Junction, CO
Mesa Theatre

3/11 Denver, CO
Marquis Theatre

3/12 Albuquerque, NM
Sunshine Theatre

3/14 San Antonio, TX
White Rabbit Festival

3/15 Austin, TX SXSW
Artery Showcase

3/16 Dallas, TX
South By So What

3/19 Jacksonville, FL
Rock Bar

3/20 Tampa, FL
Orpheum

3/22 Atlanta, GA
Masquerade

3/23 Cincinnati, OH
Thompson House

3/24 Bloomington, IL
Castle Theatre

3/25 Springfield, MO
Outland Ballroom

3/26 Lubbock, TX
Jake’s

3/28 Phoenix, AZ
Nile Theatre

3/29 Pomona, CA
Glasshouse

3/30 Las Vegas, NV
Extreme Thing

Mike Semesky (former HAARP Machine) Posts Amazing Cover of “Heartlines”

Mike Semesky is probably best known for being the talented lead singer of The HAARP Machine from the United Kingdom. Now that HAARP has officially disbanded with three of the four band members leaving due to some funky goings-on from lead guitarist and band leader Al Mu’min (http://www.heavyblogisheavy.com/2013/01/25/everyone-who-isnt-al-mumin-quits-the-haarp-machine/) it looks like Mike will continue singing elsewhere. We hope to talk to Mike about what went down in more detail in the near future.
Mike has two side projects, Rest Among Ruins and Ordinance, that he has kept up on while in HAARP and he has done session vocals for some really fun projects including Haunted Shores, Star Monarchy, and Memoirs.
We here at PMM can only hope Mike comes into an even better situation (hint, hint those looking for an amazing vocalist). For now, check out some of his stuff on his YouTube Page and this gem posted today, “Heartlines”, a Florence & The Machine Cover featuring Aleka Farha. Beautiful Mike…beautiful.

Brazilian Natives Mindflow Take On Pittsburgh With Their Bare Hands

Opening the 2013 Take Action Tour is Mindflow, a multi-genre hardcore band hailing from Brazil. The beginnings of Mindflow developed 10 years ago when Rafael Pensado and Rodrigo Hidalgo were in Australia. ‘“Rodrigo and I were both always in cover bands,” explains Rafael, “but we both felt that we should be writing our own music so we started working together with me on drums and Rodrigo on guitar”. Meanwhile, back in Brazil, Ricardo Winandy was busy learning to play a variety of instruments before settling on the bass guitar. At the same time, young Danilo Herbert was singing with a series of local bands while learning everything he could about vocal technique and music theory. When Rafael and Rodrigo returned to Brazil a year later, they met Ricardo and a mutual respect for one another’s abilities brought them together, first as an instrumental unit developing their original sound. “Once we left high school, we were ready to devote our time and our lives to the band,” announces Rodrigo, “so we set about trying to find a vocalist.” “The auditions went on endlessly,” recalls Ricardo, “these guys would all come in bragging about all they’d done and how great they were and then they would start singing……..” But when a producer friend brought Danilo in, the other guys knew they had found their singer. They named themselves MindFlow, set about composing material, rehearsing, and planning for their future (www.mindflow.com.br).

Now on their third release, Mindflow have put out a record with legendary producer, Ben Grosse (Marilyn Manson, Megadeth, Slipknot, Disturbed, etc.). Pittsburgh heard a vast array of the material from songs like “Breakthrough” and “With Bare Hands” the band’s pop sensibilities and ability for commercial success shine through. But, tunes such as “Thrust Into This Game” give way to the band’s hardcore influences and really got the audience fired up. It will be interesting to see where Mindflow develops as they are exposed to more and more American audiences. They certainly have the right attitude and are all very gracious guys. Check out our intimate talk with the guys backstage at Stage AE in Pittsburgh…

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Coheed and Cambria’s Josh Previews Tour with Pittsburgh Music Mag

I don’t know about you, but the tour I am most psyched for right now comes into my town (Pittsburgh) on Feb. 7 at Stage AE and contains no less than Russian Circles, Between The Buried and Me, and headliners Coheed and Cambria. I have been fascinated with Coheed’s sound since their first record which my good friend and tattoo artist Ben Merrell turned me onto when it first came out. Here it is almost eleven years later and they have survived in a very tumultuous business with their integrity and vision intact. A feat not many can claim. Pittsburgh Music Magazine got a chance to talk with drummer Josh Eppard as the band prepared for the tour. Listen in on getting ready to appear on Conan (Monday Jan. 21), the thread between The Afterman Ascension and Descension and how it relates to Josh, the songwriting process, what to look forward to on the tour, “yelling at Travis”!, the importance of rehearsals, being back in the band and not taking things for granted, choosing Between the buried and Me and Russian Circles to tour with, and how Pittsburgh is their third favorite city: Josh of Coheed and Cambria

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Feb 04 2013 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Feb 05 2013 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Feb 07 2013 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Feb 08 2013 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
Feb 09 2013 – Chicago, IL – Congress Theatre
Feb 10 2013 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Feb 12 2013 – Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom
Feb 14 2013 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
Feb 15 2013 – Salt Lake City, UT – SaltAir
Feb 17 2013 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
Feb 18 2013 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
Feb 19 2013 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
Feb 21 2013 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theater
Feb 22 2013 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Feb 25 2013 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Feb 26 2013 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
Feb 27 2013 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
Mar 01 2013 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s
Mar 02 2013 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
Mar 03 2013 – Dallas, TX – Palladium Ballroom
Mar 05 2013 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
Mar 06 2013 – Saint Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
Mar 07 2013 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
Mar 08 2013 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore
Mar 10 2013 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
Mar 11 2013 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Mar 14 2013 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Mar 16 2013 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall

DARK EMPIRE Announce New Guitarist

New Jersey Progressive Extreme Metallers DARK EMPIRE are happy to announce that Christian Colabelli has stepped in as their new permanent 2nd guitarist. Christian replaces Andrew Atwood, who split from the band just prior to the recording of last year’s album, From Refuge to Ruin.

Video can be viewed below of Christian and co-guitarist Matt Moliti running through some new riffs the band is preparing for a 5-track free download EP for later this year.

Christian had this to say about joining DARK EMPIRE:

“It’s an honor to be an official member of DARK EMPIRE. Since I’ve known Matt, we’ve had a mutual respect and admiration for each other’s playing. When he initially asked me to fill in on guitar for live performances, I quickly recognized the chemistry, power, and potential of the lineup and was amazed at how natural it felt. I know Matt and I will challenge each other as guitarists and I expect huge accomplishments for DARK EMPIRE in 2013.”

Band leader/guitarist/death vocalist Matt Moliti had this to say:

“I’m really excited to have Christian a part of DARK EMPIRE. His technical ability and songwriting skills are definitely going to take things to the next level, and fans can now expect a dual lead guitar attack reminiscent of bands like Racer X and Cacophony on the new material. Yes, we have already started writing some new riffs with the intention of releasing a free 5-track EP by the end of 2013. Stay tuned to the DARK EMPIRE Facebook Page as we will be periodically updating with videos of the writing, rehearsal and recording process!”

Dark Empire will be opening for Nile at BB Kings on March 10th in NYC.

Performance video of DARK EMPIRE from December:

ALPHA TIGER premieres new song, “Beneath The Surface,”

Germany’s hottest heavy metal newcomers ALPHA TIGER have now teamed up with Metal Hammer to launch the title track from their upcoming debut album, Beneath The Surface. The track “Beneath The Surface” sums up the essence of ALPHA TIGER quite accurately: epic compositions, catchy hooks and Stephan Dietrich’s powerful vocals. Check out “Beneath The Surface” here:

http://www.metal-hammer.de/video-audio/premieren/article359245/hoert-den-alpha-tiger-titelsong-zum-album-beneath-the-surface.html

Fans can also watch the video for the first single, “From Outer Space,”:

All lyrical topics on Beneath The Surface are represented in the stunning cover artwork, which was created by Hungarian designer Peter Tikos (who also worked with the band on the Man Or Machine cover). Beneath The Surface was recorded this past summer at Berlin’s Musicflash studio, engineered by Mirco Godi Hildmann, and mixed and mastered by Andreas Hilbert. See below for the worldwide release dates for the album:

Beneath The Surface release dates:
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / NORWAY: Friday, January 25, 2013
UK / BENELUX / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / PORTUGAL / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, January 28, 2013
SPAIN / ITALY: Tuesday, January 29, 2013
SWEDEN / FINLAND / HUNGARY: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND: Friday, February 1, 2013
USA / CANADA: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 **digital only, European CD/LP imports available through CM Distro**

ALPHA TIGER live
26.01.2013 — Dresden — Chemiefabrik (Germany)
01.02.2013 — Weinheim — Café Central (Germany)
02.02.2013 — Munich — Backstage (Germany)
23.02.2013 — Cologne — MTC (Germany)
12.07.-13.07.2013 — Bang Your Head Festival
01.08.-03.08.2013 — Wacken Open Air

Hell or Highwater (with Brandon Saller of Atreyu) at Stage AE Monday 1/14

Founded by Brandon Saller, best known as the drummer/vocalist for Orange County rock band Atreyu, Hell or Highwater is an American rock band from Orange County, California. While Atreyu is on a self-imposed hiatus, Saller is stepping out from behind the drums and picking up the guitar and microphone for an explosive debut album, Begin Again.

Begin Again will feature updated artwork along with the 11 incendiary rock anthems, including the forthcoming single “Gimmie Love” and “Go Alone” (featuring M. Shadows from Avenged Sevenfold), as well as three bonus tracks, “Pretty Penny,” “The Boxer” and “Tragedy” (Villain Remix).

Hell or Highwater’s Brandon Saller comments “We are excited to announce that we have partnered with the Chicago based record label, Pavement Music for the release of our debut album Begin Again. 2013 promises to be a big year for Hell Or Highwater. We’re excited to be a part of the Pavement Music family.”

Hell or Highwater hits Stage AE in Pittsburgh Monday 1/14/13 with The Darkness

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NO BRAGGING RIGHTS DEBUTS NEW MUSIC VIDEO

NO BRAGGING RIGHTS have released the second and final music video for the track, “Legacy.” Directed by veteran director Josh Knoff (As I Lay Dying, Asking Alexandria), the video is a clear example of the bands intense live show.

The band is scheduled to support Every Time I Die, The Acaia Strain and Vanna next month.

2/6/2013 Chicago, IL
Bottom Lounge

2/7/2013 Milwaukee, WI
Rave II

2/8/2013 Minneapolis, WN
Mill City Nights

2/9/2013 Lawrence, KS
Granada Theater

2/10/2013 Denver, CO
The Summit Music Hall

2/12/2013 Boise, ID
The Venue

2/13/2013 Seattle, WA
El Corazon

2/14/2012 Portland, OR
Branx

2/15/2013 Oakland, CA
Oakland Metro Opera House

2/16/2013 Pomona, CA
Glass House

2/17/2013 W. Hollywood, CA
The Roxy Theatre

2/18/2013 Mesa, AZ
Nile Theater

2/19/2013 El Paso, TX
Tricky Falls

2/20/2013 Austin, TX
Red 7

2/22/2013 Houston, TX
Warehouse Live

2/23/2013 Metaire, LA
The Cypress

2/24/2013 Atlanta, GA
Masquerade

2/25/2013 Tampa, FL
Orpheum Theater

2/26/2013 Miami, FL
Grand Central

2/27/2013 Jacksonville, FL
Free Bird Live

2/28/2013 Charlotte, NC
Amos Southend

3/1/2013 Washington, DC
Rock N Roll Hotel

3/2/2013 Cleveland, OH
Peabody’s

3/3/2013 Detroit, MI
Magic Stick

3/5/2013 London, ON
London Music Hall

3/6/2013 Toronto, ON
Opera House

3/7/2013 Ottawa, ON
Ritual

3/8/2013 Montreal, QC
Club Soda

3/9/2013 Quebec City, QC
L’Union Commerciale

3/10/2013 New Haven, CT
Toad’s Place

3/11/2013 Clifton Park, NY
Upstate Concert Hall

3/12/2013 Syracuse, NY
Lost Horizon

3/13/2013 Philadelphia, PA
Union Transfer

3/14/2013 New York, NY
Irving Plaza

3/15/2013 Boston, MA
Royale Boston

3/16/2013 Allentown, PA
Crocodile Rock Cafe

St. Lucia Announces Tour With Ellie Goulding

Following a SOLD OUT Music Hall of Williamsburg show & west coast shows over New Years (including a set at the Snowglobe Music Festival), St. Lucia is heading back out on tour supporting Ellie Goulding across the country. Look out for St. Lucia’s debut LP later this year.

Ellie Goulding says she is “thrilled to have St. Lucia out on tour with us this month, they’re one of my favorite new bands and I’m excited for my fans to see them live.”

BIO

Even in the urban wilds of Brooklyn, there may be no one else like Jean-Philip Grobler, otherwise known as St. Lucia.

Originally from Johannesberg, South Africa, Jean grew up performing with the Drakensberg Boys Choir School. When the choir wasn’t traveling—St. Lucia toured Japan, Australia, Europe, the US and more—they stayed in an enclave tucked in the South African mountains, learning everything from Bach and minimalist opera to African War Songs and Celine Dion.

A young musician could hardly find better training, but as a young teenager, he started to feel that he’d had his fill of classical music, and it felt like an epiphany when he discovered the music of Radiohead. “In South Africa, we used to be quite limited in what we were exposed to in terms of experimental music, and so hearing OK Computer for the first time was like experiencing a completely new Universe. I think it was also my own little form of rebellion against the rigidity of choir life’, he laughs. Eventually, he left the creative “small pond” of South Africa for England, where he spent three years studying music in Liverpool.

St. Lucia’s journey thus far ended—as many do—in New York City, where he started working on the tracks that would turn into his debut EP, to be released in the spring. The St. Lucia EP will mark the first full-length release on Neon Gold Records, the formerly singles-only label that first released Passion Pit, Ellie Goulding and The Naked & Famous.

The atmospheric quality of St. Lucia’s electronic pop is powerful, with the musician’s global travels and history of exotic hideaways effortlessly passed onto the audience through his dreamy, shimmering synths, and multi-layered arrangements. The listener is transfixed and transported into some collective memory of childhood summer.

St. Lucia was born out of a moment in early 2010 when Jean-Philip looked to the past for inspiration. Growing frustrated with a rock project that was starting to feel forced, he delved back into the music that had first inspired him: early Madonna, Fleetwood Mac, Peter Gabriel and other songs from his youth. ‘I became obsessed with a certain wave of nostalgic pop music, mainly from the 80’s, that to me represents some of the best pop music ever made. The music from that era has this unabashed, completely over-the-top quality to it, and that seemed fresh to me.’ He also rediscovered African music. ‘Growing up in South Africa, African music was always there, and so it was easy to ignore. But after being away from home for a few years, I began to discover just how amazing it actually is.’

Setting up shop in a small Williamsburg studio, Jean began to record and experiment, and eventually these new influences began to surface in his music. After a year of hibernation, Jean began to open the lid on his new project.“I’d show some stuff to my friends and I could see that they didn’t quite get it,” he says. He soon began to getin contact with people, with the idea of setting up a live band. Teaming up with his friend Nick and girlfriend Patricia—now St. Lucia’s drummer and keyboard players respectively—, the three of them “decided to play the demo’s for people in a context where we wouldn’t say anything about it. We’d just play it.”

It was then that the music got the attention of the Knocks, and St. Lucia was soon signed to HeavyRoc Music. His first single, “The Old House is Gone,” was released in spring 2011, fueling online intrigue. After two explosive shows at CMJ, the hype escalated to match. Neon Gold described St. Lucia as a “well-traveled mysterioso… physically incapable of producing anything less than extraordinary.” Bloggers posted St. Lucia’s second single, “All Eyes On You,” accompanied by proclamations: “This is an anthem,” or, “Beware, your hand will get tired from having to push replay over and over.”

“All Eyes On You,” like the rest of the St. Lucia EP, distills the best qualities of eighties pop—drawing out melodic bravado and euphoric energy and discarding any trace of the saccharine or heavy—and adds arresting, fresh elements of contrast. The EP is luminous and hazy, a tropical electronic dream. It has a notable, singular effect on the audience. “In a way that’s been my ambition, to give people a feeling similar to what the music from my youth gives me.” says St. Lucia.

He certainly delivers. “All Eyes On You” conjures up unlikely juxtapositions: an ecstatic nostalgia, a melancholy radiance, a mix of personal immediacy and the wanton urge to get lost in a crowd.

As an artist, St. Lucia has played into this element of anonymity. He has remained mysterious until this point, allowing a few facts about his unusual background to guide the response to his music. He’s starting to lift the veil: “As an artist, you always have lingering doubts. Are people going to get this? Are they going to think it’s cheesy?”

Ultimately, he sets these concerns aside. “What’s of real value to me is just sitting in the studio, working,” he says. “Or that moment when I’m walking along the street and hear something in my head, and let that idea work itself into an arrangement and then see that come to fruition.’

“Of course, it makes you feel good when your stuff starts taking off,” he adds. “It’s nice that people are writing about it, and that bigger things are coming in terms of remixes and record companies. But really, all I ever want to be doing is making music.”

Orange Amplification’s Micro Terror Saves The Day For Mastodon’s Troy Sanders

Troy Sanders of the explosive, unbridled force that is Mastodon was as sick as a dog when he found out that all six of his amps had failed just before a gig. Orange Amplification’s Micro Terror was rushed to him by wonder dog ‘Bear’, who ran mile after mile across all terrains to deliver the amp and save the show! This is not a shaggy dog story, check it out…

Video created by Newmerica (newmerica.tv)
Music by The N.E.C. and Rump Posse

James Iha Premieres “Speed of Love” Video

Click Here To Watch “Speed Of Love” Video On VEVO

James Iha began his career as a co-founder of The Smashing Pumpkins in Chicago in 1987. He recorded and toured with the group until 2000, during which time they released ten albums and became one of the biggest bands of the era, selling millions of albums and filling arenas worldwide. In addition to his guitar playing and singing, James was also a contributing songwriter.

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James released his first solo album, Let It Come Down, in 1998. It was an intimate, acoustic guitar-driven record which focused on the more personal side of his songwriting. During this period, he also co-founded indie label Scratchie Records, which went on to release albums by artists like The Sounds, The Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr., Robbers On High Street and others. In the late 90’s James relocated to New York, where he opened Stratosphere Sound Recording Studios along with friends Adam Schlesinger (Fountains Of Wayne/Ivy) and Andy Chase (Ivy).

In 2003, James joined the acclaimed progressive rock band, A Perfect Circle, featuring members of Tool and Marilyn Manson. He toured the world with APC for a year. After returning home from the tour, James focused on work in the studio: he scored several films, including Canadian indie feature Luck and Japanese indie Linda Linda Linda. More recently, he scored the Japanese indie film Kakera, which made the circuit at film festivals around the world. As a producer and remixer, James has worked with the likes of Michael Stipe, Cat Power, Morningwood, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Annie, Ladytron and The Sounds. He has also lent his guitar skills on albums by Whiskeytown, Isobel Campbell, Fountains Of Wayne, Melissa Auf Der Maur, Ivy and A Camp, among many others.

James’ recent collaborations include joining Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger, Hanson’s Taylor Hanson, and Cheap Trick’s Bun E. Carlos to form the power-pop group Tinted Windows, whose critically-acclaimed self-titled debut album featured several Iha-penned songs, and spawned tours throughout the US and Japan. In 2010, James worked extensively with acclaimed Swedish band Raymond & Maria, to produce their new album, while in 2011, James produced the debut from up-and-coming Brooklyn band Hunters. James also continues to tour with A Perfect Circle, whose extensive 2011 included a mainstage performance at Lollapalooza.

James recently completed his first solo album in nearly 15 years, entitled LOOK TO THE SKY. The album, which features such guests as Shudder to Think’s Nathan Larson, Karen O and Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara and Tom Verlaine, will be released this Winter on EMI Japan, with worldwide releases happening later this year.

Anamanaguchi Announce New Single & Video

The birth of Anamanaguchi must have taken place in the middle of mankind’s greatest sugar high. Oh, there could have been ‘shrooms there too, but we’re betting that it had more to do with loads and loads of pure cane sugar, swallowed in liquid, cubed, granulated or processed form. It was Jolt soda, cake, ice cream, candy and everything else in between. The rosy-cheeked little thing came out of the womb, was slapped on the ass by the jovial delivering doctor and started laughing hysterically, blowing disco ball kisses in between its unprecedented fits of joyous rapture.

The band, an electronic punk band from New York, wakes up daily from dreams of playing pop-punk at raves. It immediately set out to write punishing and inspired music that would win over legions of fans, from Questlove to Bryan Lee O’Malley. Following performances at Lollapalooza and Fun Fun Fun Fest, the band was essentially dubbed the second coming of Wyld Stallyns. And so, after years of singles, 7-inches, digital-only releases and the like, the band is preparing to give birth to its own new creation: A new album, Endless Fantasy, on their own new label, dream.hax. More news of the album is forthcoming, but in the meantime, dig the first single, “Meow,” and the accompanying video, premiered today on SPIN. The video, directed and edited by Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Editors Daniel Gray Longino and Eric Notarnicola, sees our heroes part ways to join different factions at a local Arcade, with deadly results. Which team are you on?

AEON ZEN New Song Available for Streaming

English progressive-metallers AEON ZEN are back with their latest opus entitled Enigma, which is an ambitiously creative and powerful concept album featuring nine continuous tracks showing the strengths of the band, as well as two bonus tracks. Enigma will be released January 22, 2013 on Nightmare Records. The album is available for pre-order on Amazon and the Nightmare Records Website.

Today the band has unveiled another track from Enigma. Noisecreep is hosting an exclusive premiere of the song “Downfall”. Get a first listen to the song HERE.

AEON ZEN’s video for the song “Divinity” can be seen here:

Four years after their formation and having released two albums AEON ZEN are continuing from strength to strength, bringing their own brand of creative, complex, melodic progressive metal to fans all over the world, along with their highly energised live shows.

Enigma was produced by founding member Rich Hinks, and is set to push AEON ZEN’ssound to new limits, from early influences of the likes of Dream Theater, Metallica and Opeth, to creating their own unique sound and identity.

My Heart to Fear – New EP Lost Between Brilliance and Insanity

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This five track EP wastes no time with getting their point across. Christian metal band My Heart to Fear make a bold statement with their post hardcore sound in more ways than one.

The first track, “Blood Money,” breaks out with an excellently distorted riff, almost as a preparatory image of what is to follow. Blood money espouses a motivating variability in structure, and I was particularly drawn to the groovy weight of the breakdown, followed by nothing other than a unique bass scale. Transitioning into the second track, “Life Under the Stairs,” envelops a sparing use of synth and gang vocals that are altogether unique and powerful. The August Burns Red style guitar harmonizing and great use of clean vocals take this to another level altogether creatively. Life Under Stairs transitions into a nightmarish horror-film style breakdown with paralyzing synchronization that makes you feel you could wake up any minute in a cold sweat. “Life Under the Stairs” is not only creative and different; it has conveniently burrowed itself into my subconscious!

“Legends Never Die” is beyond heavy and grueling. This five piece from Williamsport, Pennsylvania are choosing a new avenue with incorporation of synth and style of production altogether. Breakdowns accompanied by nice clean vibrato, and gang vocals in unison, “Family, Faith, Pride, Brotherhood” – four pillars that undoubtedly serve as a foundation for the existence of this project.

The fourth track, “Dear Mister White,” slows it down, and embodies energy and organized chaos in its truest form. This track will make you want to smash anything in your nearest reach while listening to this punching amplifier. Dear Mister White evolves toward a memorable riff with technically executed solos that don’t overstay their welcome.

The EP strongly sums with “The Witching Hour” favors extremely brisk harmonies in faultless accordance with one another. This track busts out several extremely killer breakdowns again, as if to recap the EP in a deathly farewell that draw us all to metal to begin with and maintain our adoration. The EP ends in an eerie and angelic vocal harmonization that really makes the message clear.

The entire EP is loaded with extremely cut-throat breakdowns and haunting lyrics that send a message to look within yourself, and walk away with an empowered attitude. These guys definitely know how to leave an impression. Hailing from Williamsport, PA myself, these guys are putting my hometown on the map for metal, (and give us something other than Little League). Lost Between Brilliance and Insanity maintains an altogether great live feel, and the longer you listen, the more clearly you can envision yourself in the pit surrounded by the energy and unrest that we all search for as fans.

To order click here

Tea Leaf Green & Tumbleweed Wanderers Will Bring Americana To Mr. Smalls Feb 16th.

PMM’s Rob Eldridge will be on assignment to cover to very cool California bands: Tea Leaf Green and Tumbleweed Wanderers. See bio summaries below.

It ain’t easy being a gypsy, especially if one sings for their supper.  San Francisco’s Tea Leaf Green are newfangled Lost Boys, a traveling gang dedicated to seeking wisdom and experience in places both glorious and seedy.  In many ways, this quintet is the essence of rock’s adventurous, playfully outlaw spirit, all of which ultimately fuels songs that resonate with classic vibrations, open-ended possibilities and radio-ready charm.  TLG are bruised romantics with heavy minds and a lighthearted way with experimentation, as likely to jam out a number as they are to nail a primo verse-verse-chorus pop gem.

 

Oakland, California’s Tumbleweed Wanderers combine soul, folk, and rock and roll to create a hugely dynamic musical experience. They weave through their shows with smooth transitions, bringing the listener from dark chaotic banjo-rock, through intimate acoustic harmonies, to energetic explosions of soul.

Since forming in April of 2011, TW have been bringing their electric shows to an increasingly wider audience, from their early performances at small bars and cafes, to becoming a major local headliner, selling out shows at the Bay Area’s best venues such as Great American Music Hall and Bottom of the Hill. Since recording their debut full-length album, they have entered a period of near constant touring, starting on the West Coast, but now including all of North America, most recently opening for Angus Stone at renowned venues in the US and Canada.