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Linkin Park Singer, Chester Bennington Dead of Apparent Suicide

Another day of remembering…

Speaking on a personal note… I saw Linkin Park, well before they hit superstardom, at The Roxy… Heck even before they renamed themselves Linkin Park… The addition of Chester sent them to heights very few musical acts ever reach. He had a voice that many of us would give an appendage up for. That being said, it didn’t come without a cost attached to it. His demons never quite left him and may have proved to be too much for him. I don’t understand suicide, I don’t understand leaving a family of 1, let alone as many as he had… But, it is another sad day for fans of music for sure… To the LP family and friends we mourn for your loss.

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CYTOTOXIN: Album Drops July 21

Gammageddon serves as a soundtrack to the horrors leading to the evacuation, of the city of Pripyat (Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant) with its unadulterated technical extremity. At a forty-minute run time, even the deepest, densest bunkers won’t protect you from this massive overindulgence of radioactive brutality.

CYTOTOXIN‘s Gammageddon will be released on CD and digital formats via Unique Leader Records on July 21st. For physical preorder point your browser HERE. Digital predorders are available at THIS LOCATION where you can sample first single “Radiatus Generis.”

Moved by devastating consequences of the event, a German band called CYTOTOXIN pulverized the death metal world in 2010. In 2011, CYTOTOXIN released their self-produced full-length,Plutonium Heaven. Just one year later, they entered Kohlekeller Studios (Aborted, Benighted) to forge their critically-lauded Radiophobia full-length released via Unique Leader Records in 2012. A stunning display of musical precision, Metal Wani awarded the record a perfect 10/10 review calling it the, “most technical music I’ve ever heard,” further lauding its, “well-structured slams and breakdowns… This music will make you headbang till you become Nearly-Headless Nicholas!…a milestone in the world of death metal.” Five years later, the world is ready for Gammageddon.

MASTERPLAN Dropping “PumpKings,” July 28

MASTERPLAN‘s upcoming release will be a special one for band leader Roland Grapow, because it shows the man revisiting his Helloween past. “PumpKings” includes 11 songs which Roland contributed to Helloween’s rich legacy during his time in the band. These songs have been re-recorded by Masterplan’s current line-up recently. “PumpKings” will be released on July 28th as Digipak and colored (of course orange) double Vinyl in gatefold sleeve.

The 11 tracks featured on ?PumpKings? were written by Roland from 1990 – 2000 and can be found on Helloween?s albums ?Pink Bubbles Go Ape?, ?Chameleon?, ?Master Of The Rings?, ?The Time Of The Oath? and ?The Dark Ride? in their original versions. Some of them were even released as singles and rank among Helloween fan favorites. ?



01. The Chance 

02. Someone?s Crying 

03. Mankind 

04. Step Out Of Hell 

05. Mr. Ego 

06. Still We Go 

07. Escalation 666 

08. The Time Of The Oath 

09. Music 

10. The Dark Ride 

11. Take Me Home 

The Illuminated Sky Drops July 21

Closing a four-year void since the release of The Colourless Sunrise debut, from technical power metal, laden with soaring vocals and blistering guitar work, to epic orchestral driven prog, PROSPEKT has produced their best effort to date. The Illuminated Sky is an album that excites and takes the listener on a journey through the cosmos via the wonders of prog.
Offers PROSPEKT‘s Lee Luland, “We’re all super hyped for the album release next Friday. The title track offers a perfect representation of what you can expect from the new album. Musically it’s a busy track – plenty of riffs, time signatures and key changes. As well as the big choruses and hectic solos! It’s been a long road and a lot of effort but we are thrilled with how the album has turned out and can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”
Decibel declares, “Progressive metal group PROSPEKT have a shiny, textured album on their hands with second release The Illuminated Sky. Straddling the line between power metal and prog,PROSPEKT should satisfy any desire for powerful vocals and virtuosic guitar soloing.”
Stream PROSPEKT’s new single only at Decibel Magazine RIGHT HERE.
Also hear “Alien Makers Of Discord” featuring Greg Howe of Michael Jackson fame RIGHT HERE.
The Illuminated Sky will see release July 21st, 2017 through Sensory Records, who also released the band’s The Colourless Sunrise debut. Find CD and digital preorders at Bandcamp HERE.
PROSPEKT spent 2016 writing and recording The Illuminated Sky, during which they acquired two iconic guest artists to take part in the album. Guitar virtuoso Greg Howe of Michael Jackson fame provides an eclectic solo on the powerful “Alien Makers Of Discord” and vocalist Marc Hudson of Dragonforce provides a stellar contrast to Morris’ voice on the epic “Where Masters Fall.” Combine with that the excellent production, thanks to the mixing skills of Øyvind Larsen at Lionheart Studios, and the massive mastering job by mastermind Jens Bogren. Completed with artwork by Mattias Norén, the result is album that has progressed upon their first album and will no doubt open the floodgates to new fans.

Bloodclot: Kick Off US Tour, Drop New Album, and New Track Streaming

This past Friday July 14th, BLOODCLOT – featuring true hardcore pioneers John Joseph (Cro-Mags), Todd Youth (Warzone, Murphy’s Law), Joey Castillo (ex-Queens Of The Stone Age, Blast!), Nick Oliveri (ex-Queens Of The Stone Age, Dwarves, Blast!) – kicked off a US tour alongside Negative Approach. The trek will run through August 6th and includes Nails and Final Conflict on select dates.
The tour comes in conjunction with BLOODCLOT‘s new album, Up In Arms released via Metal Blade Records. Check out latest single, “Slow Kill Genocide,” at THIS LOCATION.
To sample the title track as well as “Kali” visit where the record can also be preordered in the various formats.

BLOODCLOT w/ Negative Approach:
7/14/2017 Revolution Bar and Music Hall – Amityville, NY
7/15/2017 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
7/16/2017 DC9 – Washington DC
7/18/2017 Shaka’s – Virginia Beach, VA
7/19/2017 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
7/20/2017 Paul’s Tavern – Belmar, NJ
7/21/2017 Saint Vitus Bare – Brooklyn, NY

7/22/2017 Hardcore Stadium – Boston, MA
7/23/2017 Studio at the Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY
7/25/2017 Cattivo – Pittsburgh, PA
7/26/2017 Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
7/27/2017 Northside Yacht Club – Cincinnati, OH
7/28/2017 The Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
7/29/2017 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
7/30/2017 Blueberry Hill – St. Louis, MO
8/01/2017– Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
8/03/2017 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
8/04/2017 The Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA w/ Nails, Final Conflict
8/05/2017 The Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA w/ Nails, Final Conflict
8/06/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA w/ Nails, Final Conflict
At its purest, there is little that can match the visceral thrill and empowering spirit of hardcore. As frontman of New York City hardcore kings Cro-Mags, this is something John Joseph knows very well, and with Up In Arms, he and his BLOODCLOT compatriots deliver a furious collection that hits hard on every level. From the moment the opening title track explodes to life, it’s clear that everyone involved is having a blast and playing from the heart, and that this is no frills, no bullshit music at its most passionate. “In this band we’re doing what each of us have always done: give it our all,” Joseph states plainly. “We work hard, and we have a lot to say. Look around the planet – people are fed up with the corrupt ruling class. They destroy the planet and kill millions for profit, and the formula for our response is simple: Anger + applied knowledge = results. Don’t just bitch. Change it.”

Live Album Release Sept 15: Thousand Foot Krutch – Untraveled Roads

Rock favorite Thousand Foot Krutch packs its biggest hits spanning the trio of independently-released, widely-acclaimed albums EXHALE (2016)OXYGEN:INHALE(2014) and The End Is Where We Begin (2012) into the power-packed, live-in-concert recording

TFK band members Trevor McNevan (lead vocals/songwriter), Joel Bruyere (bass) and Steve Augustine (drummer), along with tour guitarist Andrew Welch, deliver a raw, stadium-shaking live experience on Untraveled Roads. The album was recorded during this year?s 46-city Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, the fourth largest first quarter tour in the world (Pollstar) that was attended by nearly 500,000 people.

?This album really captures that high-octane energy and electricity you’re meant to have at a TFK show, giving our new and old friends a taste of what these last three albums sound and feel like!? remarks McNevan, one of the most charismatic and versatile frontmen in rock music today. ?The live aspect has always been a big part of who we are as a band, and what people have come to expect from us.?

Untraveled Roads, the first live album from TFK since 2011?s Live At The Masquerade, represents a season of significant success for the band. With hits like ?Courtesy Call,? ?Running With Giants,? ?War Of Change,? ?Push,? ?Untraveled Road,? ?Let The Sparks Fly,? ?Born This Way,? ?Light Up The Sky? and ?A Different Kind Of Dynamite,? the album well-represents the band?s last three indie records that have already garnered over 455,000 albums sold, two million digital downloads and more than 300 million streams.

For all the latest band news and information, go to www.thousandfootkrutch.comBandsintownTwitter,InstagramYouTubeGoogle+ and Facebook, where the band has over one million likes.

Introducing… Makeout


Rise Records is pleased to announce the signing of Rhode Island’s MAKEOUT. The pop punk quartet, which has shared arena stages with Blink-182 as well as with Goldfinger and who performed at this year’s Slam Dunk Festival in the UK, will release their debut full-length The Good Life on September 29.

Get to know the band a little bit better by watching the video for “Crazy,” which is the infectious first track to be released from The Good Life.

MAKEOUT are Sam Boxold [vocals, guitar], Tyler Young [guitar], Alex Lofton [bass], and Scott Eckel [drums].

“The record sounds like a party,” says Boxold. “There are so many different influences touching it? That?s the kind of party we like!”

For The Good Life, MAKEOUT worked with multi-platinum producer and songwriter John Feldmann (Blink-182, 5 Seconds of Summer, Beartooth). They also wrote and recorded with 5 Seconds of Summer’s Ashton Irwin and Calum Hood, as well as legendary skinsman Travis Barker.

The album is packed to the gills with upbeat and unforgettable anthems with stadium-sized hooks that will take up residence in your brain for days at a time.

The Good Life serves as a high-impact, feel good introduction to the band. The album will surely turn curious listeners into passionate fans.

The Good Life is available for pre-order here.

The Good Life Track Listing
1. “Childish”
2. “Crazy”
3. “Lisa”
4. “Ride it Out”
5. “Open Minded”
6. “You Can’t Blame Me”
7. “Clockwork”
8. “Till We’re Gone”
9. “Salt Lake City”
10. “Secrets”
11. “Where’s My Charger”
12. “Blast Off”





War Machine Marketing, the company that created the limited edition and much sought-after custom Lemmy Poker Chip keepsakes for the late Motorhead singer’s birthday party at The Whisky A Go Go in L.A. prior to his death, will be taking up residence at San Diego Comic Con next week from Wednesday, July 19 to Sunday, July 23.

War Machine will be at Booth #1415 and the company has incredible items for those who attend the convention such as limited edition vinyl records, CDs, collectibles, statues and other hard-to-find items.

Not planning to attend? Well, you can still participate in the festivities.

War Machine Marketing will be having Facebook Live Sales and Flash Sales, including limited edition pieces and collectibles at killer prices, for those not in attendance. This includes hard-to-find vinyl, CDS, soundtracks, and more.

At SDCC, War Machine Marketing will display new custom action figures ? their exclusive service? as well as revealing brand new Rick & Morty customs and custom packaging.

There are four musician and artist signings taking place at the booth, as well.


Anthony Clarkson
2 to 4pm PT

Anthony Clarkson ?artist/graphic designer for bands like Fear Factory, Devin Townsend Project, Exodus, and more, will appear with exclusive prints, limited to 20 for the day. Other prints and merchandise will be available.

Gerard Way
1 to 2pm PT

Gerard Way, the former frontman of multiplatinum band My Chemical Romance and now a singer in his own band, has been a mainstay in the rock world for over 15 years. He is also the creator of the wildly popular Umbrella Academy for Dark Horse Comics and is helming DOOM PATROL for DC Comics. Way will be signing an exclusive poster for SDCC ONLY at the War Machine Marketing booth! This is a ticketed event, with only 200 available.

4 to 5pm PT

Electro-pop sensation Lights has revealed the details of her next project, Skin & Earth, which is an album and comic book series written and illustrated-in-full by the artist herself. The monthly comic book series will kick off just before Comic-Con International. Lights merchandise will be available for sale during the signing.

Anthony Clarkson
2 to 4pm PT

Clarkson will be signing again with an exclusive print available, limited to 20. Other items will be available.

DJ Mystery Skulls
12 to 2pm PT

Masterful EDM artist Mystery Skulls, the adopted stage name for Luis Dubuc, has made a name for himself. His fans typically live within the art, gaming, comic, and cosplay cultures ? in fact, during the last album cycle, a fan-made video for our lead track “Ghost” went viral spawning an entire cosplay frenzy at all his live shows. DJ Mystery Skulls merchandise will be available for sale during the signing.

War Machine Marketing is also a proud sponsor of the 501st Legion party on Saturday night as well as their annual Droid Hunt!


FUELED BY MONSTER ENERGY Move to Playhouse Square!
Main Event MOVED to the KeyBank State Theatre
July 17, 2017 | 7:00 PM | Cleveland, Ohio | KeyBank State Theatre


Due to unforeseen logistical issues, the Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards, Fueled by Monster Energy, previously scheduled at the Quicken Loans Arena on July 17, 2017, will now be held at the magnificent KeyBank State Theatre at Playhouse Square (1519 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH) on July 17, 2017. Throughout the past century, the lavishly ornate KeyBank State Theatre – the largest venue in Cleveland’s world-renowned theater district – has hosted iconic sound and screen stars such as Abbott & Costello, Fred Astaire and Judy Garland, and theater productions of massive shows such as Disney’s The Lion King and Phantom of the Opera. The move to KeyBank State Theatre will allow 2017’s main event to shine in an authentic award show atmosphere.
All previous purchases for the show will be honored at KeyBank State Theatre. Ticket buyers – please check your Flash Seats account beginning Thursday, July 13, 2017 after noon ET for your new seat location. Every effort will be made to give ticket buyers an equivalent or greater ticket location. For detailed information on updated ticketing and VIP options/specifics, please visit this FAQ link.
Alternative Press Founder and CEO Mike Shea states, “We’re really excited to be holding the 2017 APMAs in the grand KeyBank State Theatre. For fans, the show experience will now feel more like the Oscars and Tony Awards, which are also held in theaters. Fans will be so much closer to their favorite artists and the whole night will now have a feeling of grandeur and even more excitement with a more intimate vibe. The show is completely sold out, so now fans can watch the APMAs for free, live, on July 17 via Amazon and Twitch, on practically any device, worldwide.”
Although the main event is now sold out, fans around the world can watch the show live from anywhere! The APMAs will broadcast live starting at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT) at on mobile phones, Macs and PCs, as well as globally onAmazon Music‘s official Twitch channel at via all devices where the Twitch app is available including the Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablets, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Chromecast, Fire TV and Nvidia Shield. To watch the APMAs on your TV, download the Twitch app from your TV’s app store. Open the Twitch app and search for “amazonmusic.” You can also watch the APMAs via the Twitch platforms on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Chromecast, Fire TV and Nvidia Shield. For a complete list of platforms go to
Before the main event, the red carpet-brought to you by Monster Energy, Journeys and PRS Guitars-will stream live on Alternative Press‘ Facebook starting at 3:30 p.m. ET. Radio personality and host of Idobi Radio’s The Gunz Show, Mike “Gunz” Gunzelman, and New Years Day‘s commanding frontwoman, Ash Costello, will be your hosts.
Don’t miss APMAs Fan Day,brought to you by Monster Energy and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, taking place from 1 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 16. This free event is open to the public and will take place on the Rock Hall Live stage powered by PNC and Klipsch Audio mainstage at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (1100 Rock & Roll Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44114). It includes a special free concert featuring 2017 APMAs nominees and 2016 Best Breakthrough Band award winners State Champs (Best Music Video, Derek DiScanio for Best Vocalist, Ryan Scott Graham for Best Bassist), Broadside (Best Underground Band)along with brooding electro-pop outfit Colours and up-and-coming pop-punk delegations Carousel Kings and Sleep On ItAPMAs Fan Day will also include an “LGBTQ In Music” panel with APMAs Icon Award recipient/Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace, pioneering transgendered metal vocalist Mina Caputo of Life Of Agony and PVRIS vocalist Lynn Gunn, with more panelists to be announced. Grace also will be signing copies of her book, Tranny: Confessions Of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout, which was named as one of Billboard‘s “100 Greatest Music Books of All Time.” For more information on the Rock Hall and its exhibits, visit
The party doesn’t stop when the APMAs end! Following the main event, Mahall’s in Lakewood (13200 Madison Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107) will host the EMO NITE X APMAS party for fans. From 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., fans can rock out with special guests and perfect-party throwers EMO NITE LA. This event is open to all ages, and anyone who is familiar with Emo Nite knows to expect some star-studded appearances. Don’t miss your chance to party with your favorite artists: Tickets are available now at
This year’s exciting main event will feature amazing performances by All Time Low, Against Me!, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, Bone Thugs, Korn, Machine Gun Kelly, New Years Day, Nothing More, ONE OK ROCK, Pierce The Veil, Plain White T’s, PUNK GOES POP LIVE! spotlighting surprise performances from various artists featured on Fearless Records’ Punk Goes Pop Vol. 7 (outJuly 14; digital and physical pre-orders are availablehere), and Sleeping With SirensWaterparks and an epic group drum performance featuring Adrian Young (DREAMCAR, No Doubt) vs. Frank Zummo (Sum 41, Street Drum Corps) and a secret special guest you will not want to miss.
Black Veil Brides frontman, Andy Black mastermind and star of the upcoming film American SatanAndy Biersack will bring his love of comedy to life as this year’s host. Biersack is nominated for Album Of The Year for his debut solo effort The Shadow Side and Song Of The Year for his dancefloor anthem, “We Don’t Have To Dance.”
In addition, viewers can expect to see appearances from Patty Walters of As It Is, Attila, Avatar, Ollie Baxxter of Broadside, Chad I Ginsburg of CKY, Creeper, Dance Gavin Dance, Grayscale, Gwar, I Prevail, I See Stars, Jeffree Star, Juliet Simms, LIGHTS, PVRIS, SWMRS, Starset, State Champs, Corey Taylor of Slipknot/Stone Sour, Sleep On It, Sum 41, Jayden Panesso of SylarToo Close To Touch, John Floreani of Trophy EyesWilliam Control, Jayden Seeley of With Confidence and Dan “Soupy” Campbell of the Wonder Years and more!
Visit for constant show updates!

Marty Friedman – Wall of Sound Tour 2017

New Album, Wall Of Sound, out August 4, 2017 via Prosthetic Records
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U.S. Tour with SCALE THE SUMMIT and THE FINE CONSTANT Begins August 2
Wall Of Sound expands and destroys any conventional notions of instrumental music. The album was produced by Friedman, engineered by Paul Fig (Ghost, Rush, Alice in Chains) and mixed by Jens Bogren (Lamb of God, Opeth). Pre-orders can be found here:
Once again, MARTY FRIEDMAN assembled an incredible and diverse group of musicians to record and guest on Wall Of Sound. His core recording band is made up of Anup Sastry, a modern whiz kid sharing drum duties with uber-veteran Gregg Bissonette, and Japanese musician Kiyoshi – who is undisputedly one of the most aggressive bassists on earth. Guests include Jinxx of Black Veil Brides and Shiv Mehra of Deafheaven, and Jorgen Munkeby of Shining lends his voice to the only non-instrumental track on the album.
Wall Of Sound will be available on all digital platforms, compact disc and comes in five limited edition LP color variants:
  • White Black Swirl LP – 300 Worldwide
  • Clear Black Smoke LP – 100 Worldwide
  • Glow in The Dark LP – 100 Worldwide
  • Clear Black Swirl LP – European retail exclusive, 100 Europe only
  • White LP – US indie retail exclusive, 200 US only
MARTY FRIEDMAN will begin a headlining run on August 2 in Philadelphia, PA. Support comes from Houston’s top progressive outfit, Scale the Summit, along with Madison, WI’s incendiary power trio, The Fine Constant.  See below for all upcoming tour dates:
Marty Friedman – Wall of Sound Tour 2017
w/ Special Guests Scale The Summit and The Fine Constant
8/02 The Foundry at the Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA
8/03 Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA
8/04 Highline Ballroom, New York, NY
8/05 Crossroads, Garwood, NJ
8/06 Baltimore Soundstage, Baltimore, MD
8/08 Grog Shop, Cleveland, OH
8/09 Diesel, Chesterfield, MI
8/10 Reggie’s Rock Club, Chicago, IL
8/11 Studio B at the Skyway, Minneapolis, MN
8/12 Sokol Underground, Omaha, NE
8/13 Fubar, St, Louis, MO
8/16 Scout Bar, Houston, TX
8/17 The Rock Box, San Antonio, TX
8/18 Trees, Dallas, TX
8/19 Tower Theater, Oklahoma, OK
8/20 The Riot Room, Kansas City, MO
8/23 Marquis Theatre, Denver, CO
8/24 Launchpad, Albuquerque, NM
8/25 The Rebel Lounge, Phoenix, AZ
8/26 The Whisky, Los Angeles, CA
8/27 The Parish @ HOB, Anaheim, CA
8/28 Brick By Brick, San Diego, CA
MARTY FRIEDMAN has received dozens of platinum and gold awards from throughout the globe and continually pushes the boundaries of music as is heard to new levels on Wall Of Sound. Fluent in Japanese, Friedman currently resides in Tokyo where he is a constant fixture on Japanese television (appearing on hundreds of network programs, musical and non-musical, and as the face of long running campaigns for Fanta/Coca Cola, Sumitomo Bank, Suntory etc.), in addition to appearing in major motion pictures. He is also the author of two hardcover books in Japanese detailing his unusual views on the current Japanese music scene, as well as two best-selling manga-related books, which are both in their eighth editions now. Friedman has not only held top charting positions with his own albums in Japan, but has also collaborated on and produced several chart topping hits.
MARTY FRIEDMAN was recently appointed a Japanese Heritage Ambassador by the Japanese Government Ministry of Cultural Affairs to promote the country`s upcoming Olympic games. He is currently filming a documentary, and his biography is set to be published soon.

Exclusive Interview With Corey Taylor of Stone Sour


An Exclusive Interview With Corey Taylor of Stone Sour

Catch Stone Sour at Chicago Open Air This Sunday, July 16

and This Fall at Louder Than Life, Monster Energy Houston Open Air,

 and Monster Energy Aftershock

In advance of this weekend?s Chicago Open Air festival, producers Danny Wimmer Presents have released an exclusive Driven video interview with Corey Taylor of Stone Sour, talking about what drives him.

Watch Driven with Corey Taylor of Stone Sour here:

You can see Stone Sour at the following Danny Wimmer Presents festivals:

Chicago Open Air ? Sunday, July 16 (
Louder Than Life ? Sunday, October 1 (
Monster Energy Houston Open Air ? Sunday, October 15 (
Monster Energy Aftershock ? Saturday, October 21 (

Second Video Single for LA’s Powerflo, Out NOW!!!

(New York, NY) – Powerflo’s brand new video for “Where I Stay” is having its exclusive worldwide premiere via Mass Appeal today.  The video is a love letter to the band’s hometown of Los Angeles and its alternative cultures.  Of the new video, Powerflo‘s Sen Dog commented, “The video is a look into the car and motorcycle cultures in the Los Angeles area where some of the most recognized low riders, car clubs, motorcycle clubs and tattoo artists have helped bring these worlds to light.  The video is a great representation of the city we love and call home”.  “Where I Stay” is featured on the band’s debut self-titled album which was just released via New Damage Records.  POWERFLO charted #15 on the Hard Rock chart, #17 on the Heatseekers chart and #54 on the Indie chart, respectively.  The band is currently on the road for a short run of west coast dates supporting P.O.D.  Please see below for remaining tour dates.
POWERFLO is receiving rave reviews with Alternative Revolt declaring “Watch out world, there’s a new power band in town…The music is epic, but it is also raw and ultra heavy”.  Powerflo has already been covered in other tastemaker media as well – Metal Injection, Loudwire, Blabbermouth, Brave Words, Metal Insider and more.  Their song “Resistance” is now a theme song of WWE NXT.  The band’s recent show at The Viper Room in Los Angeles garnered stellar feedback with SMN News declaring, “…these guys took the stage hostage…This is no flash in the pants, one and done all-star super group…it was 50 + minutes of the epitome of beastmode…” 
Melding hip-hop, metal, punk, and rock into a potent offering, Powerflo lives up to its name. The vision of Grammy-Award-nominated multiplatinum Cypress Hill rapper Sen Dog, downset guitarist Rogelio “Roy” Lozano, Biohazard vocalist and guitarist Billy Graziadei, ex-Fear Factory bassist Christian Olde Wolbers, and Worst drummer Fernando Schaefer, Powerflo draws on their powerhouse resume to collectively smash boundaries with POWERFLO.  The album is produced by Billy Graziadei and Josh Lynch, mixed by Jay Baumgardner (Godsmack, Papa Roach, Helmet) and mastered by Maor Applebaum (Faith No More, Halford, Adrenaline Mob) at Maor Applebaum Mastering.
The origins of Powerflo can be traced back over more than two decades as the members of the band would collaborate on numerous occasions. In addition to both Cypress Hill and Biohazard appearing on the landmark platinum-selling Judgment Night Soundtrack, Sen Dog delivered a cameo on Biohazard’s STATE OF THE WORLD ADDRESS in 1993, while Christian both guested on Cypress Hill’s chart-topping 2000 double-album SKULLS & BONES, which Roy also guested on, and 2001’s STONE RAIDERS in addition to performing with the group countless times. In 2015, longtime friend Roy played demos for Sen on a ride to the airport.  The music immediately spoke to the rapper and thus Powerflowas born.
Powerflo tour dates in support of P.O.D.:
11        Bakersfield, CA           Bryders
12        Los Angeles, CA         The Regent
13        Tempe, AZ                  Marquee
14        Las Vegas, NV            Brooklyn Bowl
 4         San Diego, CA            House Of Blues


1989 for me was a great year musically. Not only was I recording in my first band, but spent some time in England attending school and saw many a great concert, met a lot of great people, and lived life. I was able to see a young band from NJ play at Wembley Arena opening for MOTLEY CRUE and also saw them headline the Sold Out Hammersmith Odeon where they were joined by LEMMY (MOTORHEAD) to play Train Kept A Rollin as well as being joined on stage by STEVE HARRIS (IRON MAIDEN) to play Wrathchild. Yes, I am speaking of SKID ROW!

Tonight, as bassist RACHEL BOLAN put it from the stage, it was an honor to be playing with ALICE COOPER. Aside from only playing 2 songs from their sophomore album, and their RAMONES cover of Psychotherapy, the rest of the songs were from their debut. I do believe that record made a statement for the band and the songs hold true today. And after the first song, Slave To The Grind, from the photo pit I motioned to DAVE SABO (guitars) that they made a good choice with new singer ZP THEART as he carries himself well on stage and his vocal chords are still in tip top shape and can hit those high notes as needed. Not to mention, the vocalists after BAZ were not up to snuff in my eyes. The band itself was thankful for their fans, the memories, and those who challenged the 100 degree weather to catch their early set.

Enjoy the photos below!



It’s a Friday night in Lincoln, CA just outside of Sacramento at the Thunder Valley Casino. Even as the sun goes down, it’s 100 degrees as the legendary ALICE COOPER hits the stage. July 28th will see the release of his newest album, Paranormal coming through earMusic. And I must bring up something that Eddie Trunk mentioned on his Podcast recently with Alice. Eddie mentioned that Alice can still deliver the goods and I absolutely 100% agree. Some bands, like KISS, struggle to do the live thing and don’t get me wrong, Kiss is the reason I love music so much, but it’s safe to say that the party is over and hearing about it in rough format is a tough pill to swallow which is why I refused to see them in the last 15 years. And also why I refused to see the MOTLEY CRUE farewell tour because listening to pre-recorded tracks and VINCE NEIL not singing half the lyrics is not worth the price of admission.

But getting back to Alice, opening with Brutal Planet and then heading into classics like Under My Wheels and No More Mr. Nice Guy is a great opening. And the thing that really brings this all to life is the 3-guitar attack, solid bass playing, and Glen Sobel on drums laying a groove yet displaying a flair for Alice’s stage show. And Alice’s voice, while not of operatic standards, is still the same. I had the honor of seeing Alice in ’89 twice in England. Once at the Marquee Club and once at Wembley Arena and it’s just as fresh today as it was back then. The hits, the nostalgia, it’s all here with I Love The Dead, The Ballad Of Dwight Fry, Cold Ethyl, and Only Women Bleed. What we need to all do is take that extra step and start buying albums again by true artists to give rock a little more longevity.

Enjoy the photos below!


POWERFLO – The Viper Room… A POWERHOUSE Live Debut Powerflo Interview: Viper Room Hollywood, Ca

Viper Room, Hollywood Ca June 15, 2017
They say lighting rarely strikes the same place twice… For me, it has… I have witnessed the beginning of something special… again. This is no flash in the pants, one and done all-star super group (I know because when I interviewed Sen and the boys & they told me!)… This is the release of Powerflo, the super group consisting of Sen Dog (Cypress Hill), Christian (Fear Factory), Billy (Biohazard), Roy (downset), and rounding things up, Fernando (Worst). Although this is 2017, these guys took the stage hostage like it was the Hollywood music scene of the late 90’s. Its fair to say they have been chomping at the bit to get on stage, because they exploded with the energy of bands trying to make it, for the first time… Not resting on their past successes, there are plenty… They are working hard and heavy to become a force TODAY.
The songs on their upcoming NEW DAMAGE RECORDS debut release were recreated with the energy that one would expect from metal heavies and hip hop (rock) superstars… Did I just go there? I’ve listened to the album 4x and each time I discover even more to sink my teeth into… Not a filler to be found, all these songs were put to wax (yes WAX!!!) to shake the music world.
The band killed it with Resistance, Start a War, Finish the Game, Up & Out, Crushing That (Gang vocals peoples!!!), to name a just a few… For it was 50+ minutes of the epitome of beastmode, so I don’t recall all the tracks.
BTW, that first lightning strike… It was only LA’s own System of a Down… I was there watching Rick Rubin laugh, smile, and bounce his head to what the rest of the world would discover in ’98. So, I consider myself fortunate to once again cover something at the beginning that will soon be world wide… Spread the Flo, the POWERFLO…

Until I get the interview up… ciao4now

Upcoming Message

Staaaaart a War

Axe to Grind


Fernando Bash’n

Crushing it!!

Feel’n the Power

Roy & Christian

Hitting the Stage


The highly-anticipated music lineup has been announced for Monster Energy Aftershock–California’s biggest rock festival–Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22 at Discovery Park, near downtown Sacramento, CA.
Nine Inch Nails, Ozzy Osbourne featuring Zakk Wylde, A Perfect Circle, Five Finger Death Punch, Run The Jewels, Stone Sour, Marilyn Manson, and Mastodon top a bill of more than 35 artists performing on three stages. Tickets for Monster Energy Aftershock go on sale Friday, June 9 at Noon PT (see below for details).
Maynard James Keenan says, “I’m delighted to be completing my musical trifecta by returning to the Aftershock festival with A Perfect Circle. Join us for a celebratory glass or three at the Caduceus Cellars & Merkin Vineyards Wine Garden all weekend long.”
Marilyn Manson says, “A perfect time in the world to share a stage with Ozzy. Here comes the storm.”
The daily music lineup for Monster Energy Aftershock is as follows:
Saturday, October 21: Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle, Run The Jewels, Stone Sour, Mastodon, Gojira, Highly Suspect, Eagles of Death Metal, Tech N9ne, August Burns Red, Anti-Flag, Nothing More, Deap Vally, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Code Orange, Greta Van Fleet, While She Sleeps, Bleeker
Sunday, October 22: Ozzy Osbourne, Five Finger Death Punch, Marilyn Manson, Halestorm, In This Moment, Hollywood Undead, Of Mice & Men, Suicidal Tendencies, Steel Panther, Beartooth, Starset, Fozzy, Power Trip, New Years Day, DED, Black Map, Them Evils
Monster Energy Aftershock founder Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents explains,  “Over the past five years, Aftershock has continued to grow as one of the most diverse rock experiences in America. We continue to push the limits this year with Nine Inch Nails and Ozzy Osbourne, along with artists like A Perfect Circle, Run The Jewels, Highly Suspect, Gojira and more.” He adds, “After the success we had with Caduceus wine at last year’s Aftershock, we continued the partnership with Maynard earlier this year at all of our spring festivals. I couldn’t be more excited to bring Caduceus Wine Garden back to Aftershock where it all began.”
Single day and weekend tickets for Monster Energy Aftershock will be available at starting on Friday, June 9 at Noon PT. Tickets and VIP packages start at the following prices. Fans are encouraged to buy early and save, as ticket prices will increase in the coming weeks.
Weekend General Admission: $149.50
Weekend VIP: $279.50
Single Day GA: $84.50
Single Day VIP: $154.50
A limited number of GA ticket 4-packs and Zippo VIP 2-packs will also be available starting June 9. Discounted online hotel rates will be available through Curadora. Visit for details.
Monster Energy Aftershock is again offering a Park & Ride shuttle program, as parking at Discovery Park is extremely limited. Each Park & Ride ticket includes parking at Sleep Train Arena and a non-stop shuttle directly to the festival site. Festivalgoers are encouraged to carpool to Sleep Train Arena and save. A very limited number of premium parking spots in the Natomas Corporate Center lot directly across from Discovery Park are available for purchase. For all pricing and more details, visit
Here are the preliminary lists of Monster Energy Aftershock partner experiences, as well as food and beverages:
Monster Energy Experience: Monster Energy will be keeping all fans fueled up and ready to rock by offering free sampling on their Monster Energy viewing deck. Enjoy Monster Energy drinks from one of the best seats in the house. Make sure to check back throughout the festival for a schedule of Monster Energy?s interactive artist experiences.
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Thunder Valley Casino Resort VIP Lounge: VIP tickets include: VIP entrance lanes into venue; shaded VIP hang area with seating for dining and video screens featuring live feed from main stages; VIP-only viewing area of main stage; upgraded food and drink selections (for additional purchase); dedicated VIP restrooms; and commemorative Aftershock laminate.
Eats: Food vendors at Monster Energy Aftershock include Angry Bird Grill ? Bacon Mania Truck ? Barrett’s Burgers ? Barrett’s Sliders ? Big Joe’s BBQ ? Bubba’s BBQ ? Cousins Maine Lobster Truck ? Dippin’ Dots Ice Cream ? Dog Town Dog Truck ? Drewski’s Hot Rod Sandwiches Truck ? Florez Mexican Restaurant ? La Mex Taqueria Truck ? Mac Attack ? Monster Fries ? Mt. Olympus ? Sausage King ? Smokin Hot Pizza ? Spicy Pie Pizza ? Xochimilco Mexican Restaurant.
Caduceus Wine Garden: This wine garden will highlight Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards, owned by Arizona resident Maynard James Keenan, co-founder of international recording acts TOOL, A Perfect Circle, and PUSCIFER. Having already dove headfirst into this venture, Maynard found out from a distant relative that wine making is in his blood. His Great Grandfather, “Spirito” Marzo, had vineyards and made wine in Venaus, Italy, just North of Turino in Piemonte.
The Music Experience: The Music Experience features all the elements that are involved in making music in a professional band setting. The interactive exhibit features guitars, basses, amps, drums, keyboards, and electronic gear that are used by today?s most popular bands. After laying your hands on the hottest equipment available, you will walk away feeling like a rock star and you may even see one there, too! Come and meet your favorite band members from the festival at the Music Experience Tent. You can win free amps, free guitars and get tons of other free stuff, as well.
Coors Light: Coors Light, World’s Most Refreshing Beer, is proud to sponsor the Monster Energy Aftershock festival. Coors Light goes to great lengths to bring you the coldest, most refreshing beer. Please remember to drink responsibly.
Heavy Grass: Heavy Grass is the loudest weed brand in the world. Make sure to look for the giant weed leaf to find the Heavy Grass tent where you can check out new premium weed products and merchandise. In the meantime, if you’re living in California, call your local dispensary and ask for Heavy Grass!
Take Me Home: Take Me Home (TMH) has been saving the lives of homeless animals since 2001. TMH was founded as an animal rights advocacy foundation saving orphaned animals and striving to end animal overpopulation. TMH works in conjunction with shelters and rescues throughout California and beyond to help save animals on death row, on the streets, or in unsafe living conditions. Stop by their booth for custom gear and contribute to a great cause.
Fxck Cancer / Dyin 2 Live: The Dyin 2 Live Dreams Program is a wish-granting organization whose purpose is to try and enrich the lives of those fighting cancer by offering them an experience that will bring hope and inspiration to their lives. In doing this, we hope it can help give them a chance to forget, even if it?s only for a day what they are battling. Through our extensive network of friends, supporters, and affiliates, we are able to reach out to individuals and present them with one of a kind experiences and opportunities that arise. We feel a Dyin 2 Live Dream can offer a source of inspiration for those undergoing difficult medical treatments and be a positive force that offers a life-changing impact not only on them, but also the family to overcome their obstacles. If you are currently fighting cancer or know of someone in the fight who could benefit from a Dyin 2 Live Dream, please submit your story and tell us why and how a Dyin 2 Live day would help. Also, anyone interested in being a supporter, volunteer, or donor, please contact us at
Facebook: or
Instagram: @FxckCancer and @Dyin2LiveDreams
Juxtapoz Make Your Mark: This interactive graffiti art installation will showcase multiple live demonstrations and will allow Aftershock artists and fans the chance to add to the exhibit.
In 2016, Monster Energy Aftershock celebrated its fifth year with a sold-out crowd of 50,000 over two days in California’s capital city. With 35 bands on three stages, Monster Energy Aftershock’s genre-spanning lineup was packed with rock and metal legends, newcomers, and rising stars.
Monster Energy Aftershock’s economic impact to the Sacramento region exceeds $10 million. As part of its commitment to the Sacramento community, last year Monster Energy Aftershock made a $10,000 donation to Stanford Settlement in the Natomas area to support youth programs and other neighborhood services. In addition, festivalgoers contributed approximately $40,000 to charities including Take Me Home Animal Rescue and Fxck Cancer / Dyin 2 Live. Aftershock partnered with Sacramento Parks to create awareness about water safety via the 2016 “Life Looks Good On You” campaign as well.
Monster Energy Aftershock is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, a producer of some of the biggest rock festivals in America, including Rock On The Range, Louder Than Life, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Fort Rock, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Chicago Open Air, Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, Northern Invasion, Houston Open Air, and more.
Sponsors for Monster Energy Aftershock include: Monster Energy, Coors Light, The Music Experience, Thunder Valley, Take Me Home, Fxck Cancer / Dyin 2 Live, Heavy Grass, BlackCraft Cult, El Jimador, Ace of Spades, Roadrunner Records, Century Media, Razor & Tie, Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards, and Juxtapoz.
About Danny Wimmer Presents: Since 1993, music industry veteran Danny Wimmer has been producing concerts and festivals, both large and small. In 2011, he formed Danny Wimmer Presents, which now produces several of the largest rock and alternative festivals in the U.S. By combining A-list talent with local cuisine and culture, DWP has become recognized within the industry for delivering the highest-quality entertainment experiences to fans, artists, sponsors, partners and host cities. DWP creates memorable and all-encompassing festival experiences, leaving both consumers and partners with lasting and meaningful impressions. DWP will continue to add new music festivals to its already stellar portfolio, which includes Rock On The Range, Monster Energy Aftershock, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Louder Than Life, Chicago Open Air and Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, Bourbon & Beyond, among others.
About Monster Energy: Most companies spend their money on ad agencies, TV commercials, radio spots and billboards to tell you how good their products are. At Monster Energy, we chose none of the above. Instead we support the scene, our bands, our athletes and our fans. We back athletes so they can make a career out of their passion. We promote concert tours, so our favorite bands can visit your hometown. We celebrate with our fans and riders by throwing parties and making the coolest events we can think of a reality. | 


Stand Up and Shout 3rd Annual Ride for Ronnie

Sunday May 7, 2017  in normally sunny SoCal was anything but!! Thunder & lightning, hail, rain, wind, and even snow, bookended an otherwise amazing day of thundering horsepower, shining chrome, leather, rock n roll, and of course cancer awareness.

For the 3rd year now, Wendy Dio and all those who knew and loved Ronnie James Dio, gathered some of the most well known rockers & actors from the past 30 years, to bring awareness to the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout (SUAS) Cancer Fund. The event/ride began at the Glendale Harley Davison Shop and continued, by police escort to Los Encino?s Park in Encino.

Some of the faces that rode in by either 2 wheels or more, were the likes of Lita Ford, Eddie Money, Rough Cutt, past and present members of DIO, including Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Scott Warren, Jeff Pilson, Lynch Mob, Adler?s All Stars, and crowd favorites ?members? of the Sons of Anarchy, amongst many others.

On a personal note? High School Bucket List? Eddie Money CHECK!!! It was a family affair being back by his sons and daughter. Money played his hits and even had his son do an original

Wendy was so polite and willing to take pictures with anyone and will talk about her team of cancer beaters.

During the concert on the lawn, Eddie Trunk MC?d and hosted a number of silent auctions, which included a jacket that Eddie Money wore on tour, a guitar signed by current, late and past members of Great White.

Wendy Dio is a co-founded the Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund it begun after the death of Ronnie in 2010, from stomach cancer. Education, research, and prevention are the primary goals of the organization.

I was fortunate enough to do the bowling event last year and look forward to attending and bringing attention to this worth while cause in the future? It?s worth the price of admission? Seeing all these great acts in one small space, doesn?t happen every day? Kill Cancer Y?All!!!


It’s a Sunday afternoon and after a mixup with city/venue, I get some phone time with THERESA JEANE (aka TJ), frontwoman for THE NEARLY DEADS. We speak about her college educated music background, lemon desserts, the upcoming Pledge Music driven EP, and Fried Chicken.

Enjoy our audio interview – complete with no commercial interruptions!

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ZAKK SABBATH: Black Sabbath Cover Band Led By Guitarist/Vocalist Zakk Wylde To Release Limited Live In Detroit LP Via Southern Lord; “War Pigs” Video Clip Posted + Preorders Available

ZAKK SABBATH: Black Sabbath Cover Band Led By Guitarist/Vocalist Zakk Wylde To Release Limited Live In Detroit LP Via Southern Lord; “War Pigs” Video Clip Posted + Preorders Available

ZAKK SABBATH, the Black Sabbath all-star cover band featuring guitarist/vocalist Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne), bassist Blasko (Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie), and drummer Joey Castillo (Danzig, Queens Of The Stone Age, Bl’ast!) will release the limited edition Live In Detroit LP via Southern Lord Recordings on June 16th.

Preorders for Live In Detroit are available starting TODAY via Southern Lord at THIS LOCATION.


The three tracks comprising Live In Detroit were captured at the band’s thundering performance at The Fillmore in Detroit, Michigan on October 28th, 2016. Southern Lord will release Live In Detroit as a one time, vinyl-only pressing in multiple color variants. Additionally, the band will have the Live In Detroit LP available for purchase throughout their upcoming tour (see dates below).


Check out the music video for “War Pigs,” directed by Justin Reich, RIGHT HERE.


Live In Detroit Track Listing:

Side A

1. War Pigs (13:25)

Side B

2. Supernaut (4:57)

3. Fairies Wear Boots (7:33)


ZAKK SABBATH will embark upon their first ever US headlining tour next month, paying tribute to heavy metal’s most important band of all time. The month-long trek will commence on May 18th and run through June 17th with included stops at this year’s Rock On The Range and Rocklahoma. See all confirmed dates below.



5/18/2017 The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

5/19/2017 The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY SOLD OUT

5/20/2017 BB&T Pavilion @ WMMR BBQ – Camden, NJ

5/21/2017 MAPFRE Stadium @ Rock On The Range – Columbus, OH

5/23/2017 The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC

5/25/2017 Warehouse Live Studio – Houston, TX

5/26/2017 Gas Monkey Live – Dallas, TX w/ The Sword

5/27/2017 Catch The Fever Festival Grounds @ Rocklahoma – Pryor, OK

5/28/2017 Fubar – St. Louis, MO

5/30/2017 Exit/In – Nashville, TN SOLD OUT

5/31/2017 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

6/02/2017 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL SOLD OUT

6/03/2017 KQRC’s Rockfest – Kansas City, MO

6/04/2017 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO

6/06/2017 The Pin – Spokane, WA

6/07/2017 The Crocodile – Seattle, WA SOLD OUT

6/08/2017 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR SOLD OUT

6/09/2017 Riverview Ranch @ 40th Annual Redwood Run – Piercy, CA

6/10/2017 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA

6/17/2017 El Rey – Los Angeles, CA


For further ZAKK SABBATH info contact




April 19, 2017
? Los Angeles, CA – Hailing from the fringes of the cosmos, Arcadea, will make their arrival known in 2017 with a debut, self-titled album due out on June 16th. Today, the synth/psych band has announced they have inked a deal with Relapse Records to release the record. Pre-orders and new music will be announced in the coming weeks.
Stream Arcadea?s previously released song ?Gas Giant? now at
Arcadea was born when drummer-vocalist Brann Dailor (Mastodon) teamed up with upside-down guitarist & keyboardist Core Atoms (Zruda) to create a synth-laden progressive, heavy psych band. Adding guitarist Raheem Amlani (Withered) on synth, the three recorded their visionary,10 song synth odyssey at Orange Peel Studios in Atlanta, GA. The self-titled debut record will see its release via Relapse Records this June.
Unlike their other bands, Arcadea uses only keyboards in a unique blend of crushing, organic drums and psychedelic synthesizers. The music is at once electronic but not electronica, synthetic but not processed, heavy but not metal.
The album envisions a future 5 billion years from now, where the impending collision of galaxies creates a new order of planets. Where cold, distant moons pledge alliance to new suns and expanding gas giants implode into black holes. Ancient drones, forever adrift, record toxic tales of love between dying stars. Where lifeforms in suspended animation, dream among the ice rings of Saturn and cosmic war wages among gods and planets. It is in this universe that Arcadea reign supreme as the last surviving space wizards since the final extinction.
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SUPERJOINT Kicks Off Part Two Of Their Caught Up In The Gears Tour This Friday; Additional Dates Confirmed + Band To Play Metal Maya In October

SUPERJOINT Kicks Off Part Two Of Their Caught Up In The Gears Tour This Friday; Additional Dates Confirmed + Band To Play Metal Maya In October

The anticipated second leg of SUPERJOINT’s Caught Up In The Gears US live takeover will commence this Friday, April 21st in San Antonio, Texas. The eighteen-date journey will work its way west, coming to a close on May 14th in Dallas, Texas. Support will again be provided by Motor City thrashers Battlecross and noise rock eccentrics/Housecore labelmates Child Bite, also of Detroit, who both trekked out with the band during the first leg of the tour in January. VIP meet & greet packages will be available via the Housecore Store at THIS LOCATION. Keep your eyes peeled and see all confirmed performances below.

 Comments SUPERJOINT frontman Philip H. Anselmo, “It is our pleasure to be playing a show near you this April and May with Battlecross and Child Bite. Come as you are, bring a guest, spread the word! Let the generations unite! So much love to all the incredibly awesome SUPERJOINT fans out there!”

 In related news, SUPERJOINT will appear at the first annual Metal Maya event, a four-day all-inclusive heavy metal destination festival vacation from October 29th – November 2nd at the Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun, just south of Cancun in the paradise of Puerto Morelos on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. The band will play alongside the likes of Anthrax, Overkill, Metal Allegiance, Death Angel, Crowbar, and many more.

SUPERJOINT w/ Battlecross, Child Bite:
4/21/2017 Alamo City Music Hall – San Antonio, TX [tickets]
4/22/2017 Jake’s Backroom – Lubbock, TX [tickets]
4/23/2017 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM [tickets]
4/25/2017 Marquee Theater – Tempe, AZ [tickets]
4/26/2017 Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV [tickets]
4/27/2017 Whisky A Go Go – West Hollywood, CA [tickets]
4/29/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA [tickets]
4/30/2017 Slim’s – San Fransico, CA [tickets]
5/02/2017 El Corazon – Seattle, WA [tickets]
5/03/2017 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR [tickets]
5/05/2017 Pub Station – Bilings, MT [tickets]
5/06/2017 Diamondz Event Center – Jerome, ID [tickets]
5/07/2017 Mesa Theater – Grand Junction, CO [tickets]
5/09/2017 Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO [tickets]
5/10/2017 Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO [ticket]
5/12/2017 The Cotilion – Wichita, KS [tickets]
5/13/2017 Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK [tickets]
5/14/2017 Trees – Dallas, TX [tickets]
End Tour
10/29 – 11/02/2017 Metal Maya – Puerto Morelos, MX [info]
SUPERJOINT will be touring in support of their Caught Up In The Gears Of Application full-length.  The record, which Loudwire crowned, a raw exercise in riffing devastation and swirling, erratic tempo shifts,” is SUPERJOINT‘s first proper studio offering in over a decade. Recorded at the famed Nodferatu’s Lair, produced by SUPERJOINT co-founder Philip H. Anselmo (Down, Pantera, Scour, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Arson Anthem etc.) and Stephen Berrigan (Down, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Eyehategod, Haarp, Classhole, etc.), and mastered by Scott Hull (Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Pig Destroyer) at Visceral Sounds, the thirty-eight-minute bruiser spews forth an unapologetic crossover of hardcore punk, metal, and uncompromising, antagonistic, New Orleans-style angst.
Various order bundles, including limited edition vinyl options and authentic woodwork from their “Caught Up In The Gears Of Application” video are available via Housecore at THIS LOCATION. For digital orders, point your browser HERE where you can also stream the record in full.
SUPERJOINT was resurrected in 2015 after the original band broke up a decade earlier. At the behest of the late Corey Mitchell, co-founder of The Housecore Horror Film Festival, SUPERJOINT founders Anselmo, Jimmy Bower (Down, Eyehategod), and Kevin Bond (Christ Inversion, Artimus Pyledriver et al) joined forces with longtime comrades, drummer José “Blue” Gonzalez (Warbeast, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals), and bassist Stephen Taylor (Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Woven Hand, 16 Horse Power). A new era of the band was born. After just two tours, new material followed culminating in the scathing sounds of Caught Up In The Gears Of Application.
 “[Philip H. Anselmo’s] tenacity seems undeniable, and that spirit shines through Caught Up In The Gears Of Application from beginning to end.” – Blabbermouth
 “SUPERJOINT are looking to add a vicious and philosophical third chapter to the band’s legacy.” – Loudwire
“…a great mix of southern rock and hardcore punk… if Down ever got really angry and decided to knock out a punk record, this is what I imagine it would sound like.” – Metal Injection on the title track
“This is gnarly and nasty… the music is as potent as ever. A storming return. – The Sludgelord
SUPERJOINT‘s music is like a poison that you want to keep drinking, a spirit that doesn’t age, and never heals – but it’ll kill time. There is creative genius in these guys.” – New Noise Magazine
 “The volatile, acidic savagery that the band is known for is just as present now as it was before they went on hiatus over a decade ago….” – Metal Nexus
For all SUPERJOINT coverage contact

MEATWOUND: Decibel Magazine Now Playing “Reproductive Blues” From Magic Bullet-Bound Largo LP

MEATWOUND: Decibel Magazine Now Playing “Reproductive Blues” From Magic Bullet-Bound Largo LP

As MEATWOUND preps their infectious/infected second LP, Largo, for release through Magic Bullet Records in the coming weeks, Decibel Magazine has championed the new album with a stream of its gnarled “Reproductive Blues.”

 Of these “Reproductive Blues,” MEATWOUND Daniel Shook offers, “Fundamentalists and politicians don’t like abortions. They also don’t like birth control or sex education. If you honestly want to stop abortions, those things are proven to reduce abortions more effectively than prayer or highway billboards. It’s almost like they want to keep the world stepping over endless unwanted babies. Round about twenty-three years ago, Initial State made an LP and the song ‘Feast’ has stuck with me ever since. The first line: ‘You would bring another into the vile machine/One more mouth among the billions to hang agape in need’… I think it was the first song I heard that was specifically about overpopulation.”

 Decibel’s intel on Largo includes, “while the record is filthy enough to give you cholera, it’s a fuckfest of bass-powered noiserock and feedback-as-riffage. Something like Coalesce covering Daughters, or maybe it’s the other way around, but not even that really gets at the guts of this stuff.” The report issues that “Reproduction Blues” is, “as blunt and addictive as the remaining six tracks on the album, a bath-salted cruise through some rhythmic, unforgiving wasteland.”

 Allow MEATWOUND to sterilize your “Reproductive Blues” at THIS LOCATION.

 Stream Largo‘s lead track “Séance” at No Clean Singing HERE.

 Largo will be issued through Magic Bullet Records on purple vinyl LP and digital platforms on May 12th; Preorders are available HERE and HERE. Additional audio samples and a video for the album’s “Pigs” will be issued shortly.

 Largo is the second LP offering from MEATWOUND, the outfit’s depraved cast comprised of punk/hardcore scene veterans collectively hailing from the likes of Combatwoundedveteran, Holy Mountain, Headless Dogs, Primate Research, and others. After a successful run in support of their critically-acclaimed Addio debut, the band delivers seven new songs of ungodly sonic devastation with Largo. While a lot of the scuzzy, surging groove of the debut album can be found, the band has pressed down on the accelerator a bit, resulting in faster and more violent-sounding results this time around. The aural attack has once again been captured by Dan Byers at Rock Garden Studio, just south of Largo, with mastering by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound. As with the debut, the visuals have once again been executed by former Florida Man Chris Norris, aka Steak Mtn.


5/08/2017 WMNF 88.5 FM radio performance

5/12/2017 American Legion Post 111 – Tampa, FL *Largo release show w/ Thunderclap, Shot

5/13/2017 High Dive – Gainesville, FL w/ Thunderclap, Dozier [info]

6/10//2017 Crowbar – Tampa, FL w/ The Absence, Dead To Fall, Queen of Ex [info]

For review copies of Largo and all interviews/coverage of MEATWOUND contact



Photo: Bobby Bates

April 18, 2017 — FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY have announced The Great Collapse North American tour in continued support of their new LP of the same name. Support will come from TOMBS andMOON TOOTH. Dates kick off in early June and stretch through the first week in July. Tickets will go on sale Friday 4/21.

“We’re happy to announce The Great Collapse North American tour,” says vocalist Joe Badolato. “Tombs and Moon Tooth are sick live bands, and make for a fun mixed bill.  A little different than our normal touring partners, but we’re excited to play for some new fans.  Lots of new songs on this one, and a few old ones we haven’t pulled out in years.”

Fit For An Autopsy released The Great Collapse on March 17, 2017 via Entertainment One (eOne) / Good Fight Music in North America and SPV overseas. Initial sales of the album landed the band on a variety of Billboard charts, some of which the first time in the band’s career.The Great Collapse debuted at #6 Hard Music, #9 Indie, #16 Rock and #47 Current Top 200.

Artist Adam Burke was tapped to create the visually stunning cover art seen below.

The Great Collapse is the the band’s fourth full length record, continuing the momentum gained from a solid 200+ days of worldwide touring backing the buzz-worthy release of Absolute Hope Absolute Hell in late 2015, as well The Depression Sessions, a split release with The Acacia Strain and Thy Art Is Murder in 2016.

The crushing music of Fit For An Autopsy is for any fan of extreme metal, as it?s devoid of preachy politics or grandstanding soapboxing, but its sound and fury is absolutely unflinching in purpose. The band expertly blends excessive-force fueled death metal with atmospheric groove and impassioned personal diatribes, reflecting back the dark state of current events. Their fourth album, The Great Collapse, doesn?t waste time with fantasy bullshit or cliché gore horror. Fit For An Autopsy are metal guys, to be certain, but they grew up in the hardcore scene. They embrace the responsibility to put as much devoted purpose into their lyrics and message as they do into their dense, heady, songs, forging a magnificently powerful new post-deathcore.

The crushing music of Fit For An Autopsy is for any fan of extreme metal, as it?s devoid of preachy politics or grandstanding soapboxing, but its sound and fury is absolutely unflinching in purpose. The band expertly blends excessive-force fueled death metal with atmospheric groove and impassioned personal diatribes, reflecting back the dark state of current events. Their fourth album, The Great Collapse, doesn?t waste time with fantasy bullshit or cliché gore horror. Fit For An Autopsy are metal guys, to be certain, but they grew up in the hardcore scene. They embrace the responsibility to put as much devoted purpose into their lyrics and message as they do into their dense, heady, songs, forging a magnificently powerful new post-deathcore.

The crushing music of Fit For An Autopsy is for any fan of extreme metal, as it?s devoid of preachy politics or grandstanding soapboxing, but its sound and fury is absolutely unflinching in purpose. The band expertly blends excessive-force fueled death metal with atmospheric groove and impassioned personal diatribes, reflecting back the dark state of current events. Their fourth album, The Great Collapse, doesn?t waste time with fantasy bullshit or cliché gore horror. Fit For An Autopsy are metal guys, to be certain, but they grew up in the hardcore scene. They embrace the responsibility to put as much devoted purpose into their lyrics and message as they do into their dense, heady, songs, forging a magnificently powerful new post-deathcore.


Fit For An Autopsy are one of the most brutally destructive bands of their generation, and ?The Great Collapse? does not disappoint!? – METALSUCKS

?’The Great Collapse’ continues FFAA?s rampage with fervor, lamenting the state of our world with each track.? REVOLVER

“‘The Great Collapse’ is not just the best album that Fit for an Autopsy has put out to date, it?s also already in the running for deathcore album of the year.” HEAVY BLOG IS HEAVY

“With ‘The Great Collapse,’ they have produced an album so fucking good, no one will be able to ignore them or deny that they have grown into one of the stellar bands on the scene today.” SKULL N BONES 5/5

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2. Heads Will Hang
3. Black Mammoth
4. Terraform
5. Iron Moon
6. When The Bulbs Burn Out
7. Too Late
8. Empty Still
9. Spiral

ARCADEA Sign With Relapse Records

ARCADEA Sign With Relapse Records


Hailing from the fringes of the cosmos, Arcadea, will make their arrival known in 2017 with a debut, self-titled album due out on June 16th. Today, the synth/psych band has announced they have inked a deal with Relapse Records to release the record. Pre-orders and new music will be announced in the coming weeks.


Arcadea Album Art

Stream Arcadea?s previously released song ?Gas Giant? now at

Arcadea was born when drummer-vocalist Brann Dailor (Mastodon) teamed up with upside-down guitarist & keyboardist Core Atoms (Zruda) to create a synth-laden progressive, heavy psych band. Adding guitarist Raheem Amlani (Withered) on synth, the three recorded their visionary,10 song synth odyssey at Orange Peel Studios in Atlanta, GA. The self-titled debut record will see its release via Relapse Records this June.

Unlike their other bands, Arcadea uses only keyboards in a unique blend of crushing, organic drums and psychedelic synthesizers. The music is at once electronic but not electronica, synthetic but not processed, heavy but not metal.

The album envisions a future 5 billion years from now, where the impending collision of galaxies creates a new order of planets. Where cold, distant moons pledge alliance to new suns and expanding gas giants implode into black holes. Ancient drones, forever adrift, record toxic tales of love between dying stars. Where lifeforms in suspended animation, dream among the ice rings of Saturn and cosmic war wages among gods and planets. It is in this universe that Arcadea reign supreme as the last surviving space wizards since the final extinction.

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