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Steelheart To Release New Album “Through Worlds Of Stardust” September 15th

Steelheart To Release New Album “Through Worlds Of Stardust” September 15th via Frontiers Music Srl
Debuts First Single “Got Me Runnin”
Steelheart is the brainchild of Miljenko Matijevic whose powerful voice and multi-octave range is the heart and soul of the band.   Today they have announced the release of their new album “Through Worlds Of Stardust”set for September 15th via Frontiers Music Srl.
Today the first single from the album “Got Me Runnin” has been released.  Check it out HERE.
 “Through Worlds Of Stardust” is available for pre-order here: or at the links below:
Digital pre-orders come with an instant download of “Got Me Runnin”.
Follow the band on Spotify to be alerted when new singles from the album are released and to add “Got Me Runnin” to your favorite playlists:
“I cannot express how excited I am for you all to hear this new album.  Our focus was to bring back the magic in the music with songs that have been lived, loved, laughed and struggled.   I best describe this album as ‘DEEP, SEXY, LOVING, TWISTED, ROMANTIC, and HUNGRY ROCK’N ROLL.’ The record was recorded throughout parts of the world including a live string section recorded in Stockholm Sweden.  I truly hope you enjoy this album as it was created from the heart and no corners were cut.  Love you all; we look forward to seeing you on the road,” enthuses Miljenko.
Although they were lumped in with the glut of long-haired hard rock bands emerging in the early ’90s, the band was always more forward thinking than their peers and the 2017 version of the band has a contemporary and edgy feel, while still retaining the patented powerful vocals of Miljenko. On “Through Worlds Of Stardust”, Miljenko has fused his past, present, and future together, creating an undeniable piece of hard rock music. Certainly fans of the band’s first three classic albums will be happy to hear those powerful pipes back in action, but fans of modern hard rock acts like Halestorm, Shinedown, Alter Bridge, and other melodic minded rock heavyweights will find much here to love.
Steelheart released their self-titled debut album in 1990 and based on the buzz around the hit single “I’ll Never Let You Go” was a smashing success (for example, 33,000 albums were sold in one day in Japan) and quickly reached platinum sales. Steelheart’s sophomore album, “Tangled In Reins” was released in 1992 to critical acclaim and rave reviews, but moderate success in terms of sales in the U.S. (by early ’90s standards) due to the well documented rise of grunge music; however, East Asia was a different story, where the band was widely embraced yet again. In the midst of promotion of the album, a serious accident happened on Halloween night in 1992, when an improperly secured lighting truss hit Matijevic on the back of the head, breaking his nose, cheekbone, jaw, and twisting his spine. Almost impossibly, Matijevic managed to walk off the stage of his own strength before being rushed to a hospital.“Steelheart” as it was known ended that night.
Four years later, Matijevic formed a new version of Steelheart with Kenny Kanowski (guitars), Vincent Mele (bass), and Alex Makarovich (drums) to record and release his third album, “Wait”. The album was very different musically from the previous two albums, but featured the song “We All Die Young” (millions of streams and counting on Spotify) which was later included as a re-recorded version in the movie “Rock Star”, which saw Matijevic providing the singing voice for Mark Wahlberg’s character. The movie soundtrack was performed by Matijevic (and Jeff Scott Soto) on vocals along with Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne’s then guitarist and frontman of Black Label Society), Jeff Pilson (Dokken, Foreigner), and Jason Bonham.
Now the band once compared to Led Zeppelin by respected metal outlet Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles, is back with a sonic tour de force befitting of their stature. Don’t be foolish and dismiss this as just another “band from the ’80s” as you will miss out on one of the most surprisingly robust and balanced hard rock albums of 2017! Highly recommended for fans of hard rock from then and NOW!
“Through Worlds Of Stardust” Track Listing:
1. Stream Line Savings
2. My Dirty Girl
3. Come Inside
4. My Word
5. You Got Me Twisted
6. Lips Of Rain
7. With Love We Live Again
8. Got Me Running
9. My Freedom
10. I’m So In Love With You
Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Guitars, Ebow Guitars: Miljenko Matijevic
Musicians on the album:
Guitars: Uros Raskovski
Bass: James “Rev” Jones, Sigve Sjursen, Jesse Stern
Drums: Mike Humbert, Randy Cooke
Piano: Daniel Fouché, Ed Roth
Guest guitar solo and part rhythm on My Dirty Girl by Kennet Kanowski
Strings composed and conducted by Glen Gabriel
Orchestrated by Anthony Weeden
Performed by Stockholm Strings
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   Five years after e Iceland clectronic-rock duo LEGEND stunned with their debut “Fearless”, Krummi Bjorgvinsson and Dóri Björnsson are back with their second record, Midnight Champion”.  Midnight Champion” is out worldwide on October 13th via Artoffact Records, however pre-orders start today at Bandcamp. Pre-orders are bundled in 3 separate packages, which include:

 1. FANPACK – comes with limited cream double-vinyl, CD digipak, exclusive Midnight Champion” cassette and patch! Limited to 100 copies.
 2. DOUBLE LP – comes with limited edition double LP on cream colored vinyl and gatefold sleeve with a bonus insert.
 3. CD – Digipak CD with lyric booklet
The new record takes off from where the dark synth stylings of “Fearless”left off, with each song taking the listener into a seemingly different universe from the song before it. From moody, introspective (post)-rock, to dancefloor-worthy hits, to riffing metal-oriented tracks that show off Krummi’s peerless voice, Midnight Champion” is not simply a sequel to Fearless; it exceeds it in every way, making good on the promise that that first record was, as Krummi once said in an interview, “only the beginning.” MidnightChampion” features stunning art, which was specially commissioned from Branca Studio (Danko Jones, Pentagram, Black Dahlia Murder, Swans) and was recorded in Iceland at Studio Neptunus and Unstudios. The album is available worldwide on Toronto-based Artoffact Records.
 “Icy synthesizers approximating Iceland’s arctic sheets before battling drums hammer down like marching soldiers.”
-iTunes Editorial
 “Bridges the gap between 80s dancefloor goth and just-the-tip darkwave; Gabriel-esque synthpop meathooks keep them tethered to the tiles.”
-Jordan Campbell, Last Rites
 “[Legend’s] 2012 record ‘Fearless’ is a must-have for anyone interested in dark-minded music.”
-Hannah May Kilroy, Terrorizer
 “The perfect antidote to all that forced holiday jollity.”
-Ben Rayner, The Toronto Star



Michigan-based rockers Wayland will release their debut full length album “Rinse & Repeat” with Mighty Loud / InGrooves on September 22nd.

Preorder bundles are available now at  Digital pre-sales at iTunesAmazon and Google Play.

WAYLAND “RINSE & REPEAT” “track listing”:

  1. Ghost
  2. Through The Fire
  3. Come Back To Me
  4. All Rise
  5. All We Had
  6. Revival
  7. Shopping For A Savior
  8. Ode To 37
  9. Back To Life
  10. Follow
  11. The Brave Don’t Run
  12. From The Other Side
  13. Welcome To My Head *** Bonus Track ***
  14. On My Knees *** Bonus Track ***

The first single ?Through The Fire” is currently at radio, check out the lyric video here:
Wayland consists of Mitch Arnold (vocals), Phillip Vilenski (guitars), Dean Pizzazz (bass) and Nigel Dupree (drums).
The band had previously self-released 2010’s self-titled album, a 2012 EP (Welcome To My Head) and several singles (2015’s Bloody Sunrise, 2014’s Get A Little, 2013’s Reno).
Promoting their brand with over 500 shows since 2013, the band recently teamed up with Mighty Loud / InGrooves for their first major release later this year.   Along with Jesse James Dupree have brought on industry veteran, Mark Abramson (MPMA Music Entertainment) and Thermal Entertainment as part of their management team.

For more  information, check out the band?s web properties:

Catch the band on the road (more dates coming):

07-16-17 in Cedar Rapids, IA at Wild Hogs
07-20-17 in Madison, WI at Dane County Fair
07-21-17 in Rothbury, MI at Sandy Corley Memorial Run
07-22-17 in Nashville, MI at Sandyland
07-23-17 in Braidwood, IL at Top Fuel Saloon
08-10-17 in Three Forks, MT at Rockin’ The Rivers
08-11-17 in Sturgis, SD at Iron Horse Saloon
08-12-17 in Lincoln, NE at The Bourbon
08-15-17 in Cedar Rapids, IA at Otis’ Tailgators
08-16-17 in Mankato, MN at What’s Up Lounge
08-17-17 in Glen Flora, WI at Northwoods Rock Rally
08-18-17 in Marietta, OH at Adelphia Music Hall
08-19-17 in Martinsburg, WV at O’Connell’s LIVE
08-25-17 in Akron, OH at The Empire
09-09-17 in Durand, IL at Durand Biker Bash
09-14-17 in Poplar Grove, IL at KC’s Cabin
09-29-17 in La Crosse, WI at Oktoberfest
10-01-17 in Janesville, WI at Sonic Boom

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Fast-Rising Metal Band TETRARCH to Support DevilDriver on Late Summer Tour

Fast-Rising Metal Band TETRARCH to Support DevilDriver on Late Summer Tour
Tour Begins August 18 in San Jose, CA | Also Featuring 36 Crazyfists, Cane Kill and Uncured
New Album, Freak, out September 29, 2017 | Pre-Order via iTunes
Fast-rising metal group TETRARCH are currently touring the states and prepping for the release of their upcoming album, Freak, out September 29, 2017 (pre-order via iTunes). Today, the band is thrilled to announce that they will support heavy metal giants DevilDriver on their upcoming late summer headline tour. The tour will also feature support from 36 Crazyfists, Cane Kill andUncured. Tickets go on sale today at 10:00am local time via local venues.
See below for a full listing of TETRARCH‘s currently confirmed tour dates, including the DevilDriver tour.
TETRARCH‘s lead guitar goddess Diamond Rowe says, “We are extremely excited to announce that we are going to be hitting the road with DevilDriver, 36 Crazyfists, Cane Hill and Uncured this fall. This should be a pretty fun tour for us and we look forward to sharing the stage with some pretty awesome bands. We will be hitting a lot of cities on this run that we have never been to as well as playing some new songs off of our upcoming record, Freak. I hope to see a lot of you out at a show raging with us!”
Remaining TETRARCH “Scream Out Loud” summer tour dates:
7/8 – Norfolk, VA @ Norfolk Taphouse
7/9 – Annapolis, MD @ Metropolitan
7/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar
7/11 – Cincinnati, OH @ Q’s Dungeon (House Show)
7/12 – Detroit, MI @ The Ritz
7/15 – Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge
TETRARCH tour dates, supporting DevilDriver, 36 Crazyfists, Cane Hill and Uncured:
8/18 – San Jose, CA @ Ritz*
8/19 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre*
8/20 – Spokane, WA @ The Pin*
8/21 – Billings, MT @ Pub Station*
8/23 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
8/24 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater
8/25 – Belvidere, IL @ Apollo Theater
8/27 – La Crosse, WI @ Cavalier Theater
8/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
8/29 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Big’s
8/30 – Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
8/31 – Wichita, KS @ Crown Uptown
9/1 -Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
9/2 -Sauget, IL @ Pop’s Nightclub
9/5 -Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic
9/7 – Louisville, KY @ Trixie’s
9/8 –  Dayton, OH @ Oddbodys
9/9 -Clarksville, TN @ Warehouse
9/13 – Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse
9/14 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Shaka’s
9/15 – Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans
9/20 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
9/21 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
9/22 – Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s
* = No Cane Hill
One listen and it’s clear – TETRARCH oozes profound, unbridled, raw skill. The band’s new album, Freak, amplifies the band’s tried-and-true blend of intense metalcore riffage and driving drums with the dark vibes and haunting choruses of hooky modern hard rock. TETRARCH‘s most cited influences – ranging from bands such as heavy metal giants Slipknot and Trivium to hard rock darlings Mudvayne and Linkin Park – are evident but never replicated, as they stay true to their own unique mixture that appeals to any heavy music fan.
Listen for yourself – hear two of TETRARCH‘s standout new tracks:
“Break The Trend”:
Freak was recorded with seasoned producer Dave Otero (Cattle Decaptitation, Allegeon, Khemmis) at the helm, who brought out the band’s raw heaviness without sacrificing the catchy, melodic edge that has hooked the band’s impressive underground fanbase. The resulting sound is crushing enough to fit on any heavy metal bill, but catchy enough to land confidently in commercial radio rotation.
Stay tuned for more tracks, videos and other content coming from TETRARCH in anticipation of the release of Freak.
Freak track listing:
1) Freak
2) Spit
3) Pull the Trigger
4) Mary
5) Oddity
6) Break the Trend
7) Please Let Me Be
8) Torn Apart
Josh Fore – vocals/guitar
Diamond Rowe – lead guitar
Ryan Lerner – bass
Ruben Limas – drums
TETRARCH online:

GOATWHORE Crushes Billboard Charts; Vengeful Ascension Serves As Band’s Highest Charting Album To Date

GOATWHORE Crushes Billboard Charts; Vengeful Ascension Serves As Band’s Highest Charting Album To Date

‘s latest album, Vengeful Ascension, released on June 23rd via Metal Blade Records, toppled Billboard charts upon its first week of release earning the #4 spot on Billboard’s Heatseeker Albums chart, #6 on the Hard Rock Album Sales chart, #11 on the Independent Albums chart, #16 on the Hard Rock Albums chart, #18 on the Rock Album Sales chart, #49 on the Top 200 Current Albums chart, and #59 on the Top 200 Albums chart making it the band’s highest charting album to date! In Canada, the record was met with equal accolades debuting at #19 on the Hard Music chart and #145 on the Top Albums chart.
Vengeful Ascension is out now on Metal Blade Records on CD, vinyl, and digital formats. To preview and purchase the record visit
GOATWHORE recently wrapped up a near-three-week headlining tour with Vancouver metallers, Anciients. The band will take to the streets again this fall on a North American live takeover supporting UK-based metal icons Venom Inc. The Blood Stained Earth Tour will ravage twenty-eight cities from September 1st through October 2nd. Additional support will be provided by Portland punk thrashers Toxic Holocaust and Ohio deathcore unit The Convalescence. See all confirmed dates below.
GOATWHORE w/ Venom Inc., Toxic Holocaust, The Convalescence:
9/1/2017 Voltage – Philadelphia, PA
9/2/2017 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
9/3/2017 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
9/4/2017 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
9/5/2017 Mod Club – Toronto, ON
9/7/2017 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
9/8/2017 Reggies – Chicago, IL
9/9/2017 Full Terror Metal Fest – Cave In Rock, IL
9/10/2017 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
9/11/2017 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
9/13/2017 The Pin – Spokane, WA
9/14/2017 Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
9/15/2017 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
9/16/2017 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
9/18/2017 Slims – San Francisco, CA
9/19/2017 The Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
9/20/2017 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
9/21/2017 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
9/22/2017 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
9/23/2017 Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
9/24/2017 Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX
9/25/2017 White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
9/26/2017 Parish at HOB – New Orleans, LA
9/28/2017 Churchill’s – Miami, FL
9/29/2017 Orpheum – Tampa, FL
9/30/2017 The Haven – Orlando, FL
10/1/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
10/2/2017 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
The band’s seventh full-length offering and second recorded reel-to-reel, Vengeful Ascension was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois with longtime soundman and comrade Jarrett Pritchard (1349, Gruesome). A sonic manifestation of war, chaos, desolation, and emotional conflict, seamlessly bridging twenty years of the band’s signature brand of audio venom, Vengeful Ascension finds its members at their most accomplished both individually and as a cohesive unit. Guitarist Sammy Duet’s dense, sub nuclear riff work and possessed solo blitzes are at their most devastating spiraling flawlessly and instinctually around drummer Zack Simmons’ and bassist James Harvey’s hammering rhythms with frontman Ben Falgoust’s distinctly commanding roar, his acidic prose more enunciated than ever before, complimenting the apocalyptic proceedings.
“The album roars with the classic GOATWHORE sound of searing shredding and screams of rage. The material also tries some new things, tossing in a bit of blackened atmosphere, adding to the philosophical questions the music dives into.” – Alternative Press’ 10 Best Metal Albums Of 2017 So Far
“Turning frowns upside down with metal steeped in gloom isn’t supposed to be a thing, but in incorporating more classic influences, GOATWHOREhas (in)advertently offered Vengeful Ascension as a link between battle jackets and monk robes. 8/10″ – Decibel Magazine
“…the most mature recording in the GOATWHORE canon… Its combination of disparate subgenres from opposite ends of the structural and melodic continuum is masterful, resulting in a remarkably non-contrasting display of good and evil; that being good songs that sound as evil as all hell. 4/5″ – Team Rock
“…the high water mark that GOATWHORE have set for themselves thus far… 9/10″ – Metal Injection
“Vengeful Ascension has extremity black metal fans will dig, groove that will appeal to death metal aficionados, and potent guitar work thrash lovers can appreciate.” – Loudwire
“…one of the band’s strongest offerings to date, and will surely hold up amongst their increasingly sizeable discography. 4/5” – Exclaim!
Vengeful Ascension is still wicked as fuck, never lacking in Hannemantastic guitar solos, and guaranteed to frighten your grandmother directly into her grave. But it’s also got peaks and valley and differing flavors, from the ghostly atmospherics and galloping riffs of the title track to the traditional black metal of ‘Abandon Indoctrination’ to the over-caffeinated speed metal of ‘Mankind Will Have No Mercy’ to the groove-thrash of ‘Decayed Omen Reborn’ to the pure fucking insanity that is the record’s closer, ‘Those Who Denied God’s Will.’ 4.5/5″ – MetalSucks
“Vengeful Ascension is GOATWHORE‘s most diverse and interesting work to date. The band proves that they can do more than just shred away from beginning to end, but build upon their foundation to introduce deeper chemistry… The record is one of those works that taps into the vein of human existence, and unleashes it in devastating heavy metal fashion. 4.5/5″ – New Noise Magazine
GOATWHORE Recording Lineup:
Louis B. Falgoust II – vocals
Sammy Duet – guitars, vocals
Zack Simmons – drums
James Harvey – bass
GOATWHORE Touring Lineup:
Louis B. Falgoust II – vocals
Sammy Duet – guitars, vocals
Zack Simmons – drums
Robert “TA” Coleman – bass
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BARB WIRE DOLLS Share Powerful Message of Self-Love in New Track “If I Fall”
Listen Now via Alternative Press
New Album, Rub My Mind, out Tomorrow, July 7, 2017 | Pre-Orders Below
The freshest new name in punk-influenced rock, BARB WIRE DOLLS, will release their electrifying new album, Rub My Mind, tomorrow, July 7, 2017 via Motörhead Music.
The band is touring all summer long on the Vans Warped Tour in support of the album! Along the way, BARB WIRE DOLLS have met many fans, new and old, face-to-face – hearing their personal stories and bonding over a mutual love of rock music. But one young fan’s story, in particular, really stuck with the band – a 15-year-old girl who expressed that she was considering taking her own life, but after discovering BARB WIRE DOLLS and listening to their messages of self-love and self-empowerment, was inspired to find new ways to use her inner strength to live a more joyous life and help others who are experiencing similar struggles. This story greatly touched lead singer Isis Queen, who also battled with suicidal thoughts at a young age.
Coincidentally, the band’s new track, “If I Fall”, focuses on topics of suicide and just wanting to give up on life in itself. Today, BARB WIRE DOLLShave teamed up with Alternative Press to not only premiere this track, but to also share a statement from Isis Queen about her own personal struggles with self-loathing, and how giving up is never the answer. Listen to “If I Fall” and read Isis’ statement here:
In her statement, Isis Queen says, “I’m extremely grateful that I’m alive today and that our music and message of self-empowerment and self-realization has been able to reach others who have felt the way I did before. Our new track, “If I Fall”, was written about this important issue and I hope it can open up rusty portals in someone’s mind to look beyond suicide and take the challenge that life gives us – and to create a fulfilling, good life for themselves. If we can inspire anyone to make any sort of positive change, that is our mission.”
Read the remainder of Isis’ story via Alternative Press.
While online, check out BARB WIRE DOLLS‘ previously released single,”Back in the U.S.S.A.”, here via the official music video:
Rub My Mind pre-orders:
Rub My Mind was recorded in the Joshua Tree desert at legendary studio Rancho De La Luna in California, where Iggy Pop and Queens Of The Stone Age made their seminal albums. Produced and mixed by Jay Baumgardner (Evanescene, John Fogerty, Bush), Rub My Mind is a collection of thirteen eclectic tracks that reflect on the state of our world, how to deal with it – and how to escape it! Rub My Mind builds on the energetic platform of their last two releases – Slit (2013) and Desperate(2016) – delivering an album that confidently grabs your immediate attention. Rub My Mind‘s soundscape blends the melodic rage of lead guitarist and former pro surfer and skateboarder Pyn Doll, the crunchy rhythm guitar of Remmington, the pulsating bass of Iriel Blaque, the Bonham-esque power of Krash Doll on drums; all led by Isis Queen’s dynamic vocals and flamboyant presence. Dedicated to legend Lemmy, the album is an exciting retro cocktail of late ’70s influenced punk and ’90s grunge refracted through the prism of 2017.
Rub My Mind track listing:
1.  Back In The U.S.S.A.
2.  If I Fall
3.  Desert Song
4.  Hole Of Isolation
5.  Gold
6.  Call Me
7.  We Are Champions
8.  Edge Of Innocence
9.  Fade Away
10. Contract
11. Where Mountains Drink The Wine
12. Fire To Burn
13. Waiting To Be Lost (**track not available on vinyl)
Hailing from an artist commune on the island of Crete, BARB WIRE DOLLS sold everything they owned and left crisis-ridden Greece in 2010 for Los Angeles, at the invite of legendary KROQ DJ Rodney Bingenheimer. The band’s electrifying rock did not go unnoticed by the elder statesman of the Sunset Strip, the incomparable, irreplaceable Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead. After seeing BARB WIRE DOLLS live, Lemmy took an immediate interest in the band and had them signed to the Motörhead Music record label.
Having played over eight hundred shows in 25 countries, and with an extensive and diverse live support under their belt, including the likes of GBHStatus QuoNOFX and Steel PantherBARB WIRE DOLLS are currently delivering their live assault to fans all over North America on the legendary Vans Warped Tour:
2017 Vans Warped Tour, Presented by Journeys:
7/6 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
7/7 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
7/8 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
7/9 – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
7/10 – Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
7/11 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
7/12 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
7/13 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake PAC
7/14 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
7/15 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/16 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/18 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
7/19 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
7/20 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
7/21 – Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
7/22 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
7/23 – Shakopee, MN @ Canterbury Park
7/24 – Milwaukee, WI @ Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds)
7/26 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis
7/27 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
7/28 – Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
7/29 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
7/30 – Houston, TX @ NRG Park – Main Street Lot
8/1 – Las Cruces, NM @ “New Mexico State University (Intramural Field)”
8/4 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/5 – San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium at Jack Murphy Field
8/6 – Pomona, CA @ Fairplex Pomona


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July 21, 2017 ? Los Angeles, CA ? Celebrating its 4th year, the popular punk rock event of the year SELF HELP FESTIVAL will make its anticipated return in 2017 with shows in multiple cities including PhiladelphiaDetroit and Orlando and an encore bash in 2018 in San Bernardino. Today, SELF HELP has announced lineups for the 2017 dates, which will include performances by festival founders A Day To Rememberalong with Rise Against, UnderøathPierce The VeilFalling In ReverseMoose BloodLess Than Jake and more!
General admission tickets and VIP Packages, which include a photo op and meet & greet with participating artists, limited edition, exclusive VIP t-shirt, commemorative laminate, enamel pin, access to VIP area, early entry and 1 general admission ticket, can be purchased for the Philadelphia, Detroit and Orlando shows now at Early Bird ($40) and 4-pack ($125) discounted tickets are on-sale from 5pm ET on Friday 7/21 ? 11:59pm on Sunday 7/23.
Curated by A Day To Remember and produced by Fly South Music Group and United Talent Agency, SELF HELP FESTIVAL was started in 2014 with events in Philadelphia and San Bernardino. Inspired by their fans, the band?s overall mission is to deliver a memorable event featuring bands with positive messages embodied in their music. Past SELF HELP FESTIVALS have included bands like Bring Me The Horizon, Of Mice & Men, Memphis May Fire, Stick To Your Guns, Whitechapel, The Ghost Inside, Motionless In White, Crown The Empire, The Wonder Years, August Burns Red, Yealwolf and Chiodos among others.
Purchase tickets now at and Hashtag the festival at #SELFHELPFESTto let friends know you?re going!
September 10, 2017 – Philadelphia, PA ? Festival Pier
Hi-Res Poster:
  • A Day To Remember
  • Underøath
  • Falling In Reverse
  • Moose Blood
  • Silverstein
  • Real Friends
  • Wage War
  • Microwave
*Additional bands to be announced soon
September 30, 2017 – Orlando, FL – Central Florida Fairgrounds
Hi-Res Poster
  • A Day To Remember
  • Underøath
  • Less Than Jake
  • Streetlight Manifesto
  • Moose Blood
  • Real Friends
  • Dance Gavin Dance
  • Wage War
*Additional bands to be announced soon
October 7, 2017 – Detroit, MI ? Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
Hi-Res Poster:
  • Rise Against
  • A Day To Remember
  • Pierce The Veil
  • Underøath
  • Falling In Reverse
  • Of Mice & Men
  • Issues
  • Moose Blood
  • Wage War
  • Sylar
*Additional bands to be announced soon
March 3, 2018 – San Bernardino, CA – Glen Helen Amphitheater
  • To Be Announced
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DevilDriver Teams Up With Superjoint For “The Broken Bones Tour”
Support To Come From King Parrot, Cane Hill and Child Bite
Philip Anselmo and Dez Fafara Comment On The Tour!
Southern California’s revered groove metal band DevilDriver is teaming up the one and only Superjoint for one of the most anticipated US tours of the Fall.  Support on the tour will come from King Parrot, Cane Hill and Child Bite.  The tour begins September 23rd in Austin, TX and runs through October 20th in Orlando, FL.  A complete list of dates can be found below.
“Do your pushups, take your vitamins and start some light jogging now, because this is gonna be a hell-of-a-shitload of shows this coming fall.  Old school rules only.  Leave your fashion statement at home or at the door.  Individuals unite for one night only (at a place near you), and then disperse like wildfire to dry pages.  Bring it on Sisters & Brothers.  Always championing the underdogs of this world & The Underground since 1988,” says Superjointfrontman Philip Anselmo about the upcoming tour.
DevilDriver mastermind Dez Fafara cannot wait to hit the road longtime friends Superjoint again:
“They say lightning doesn’t strike twice?! That’s complete bullshit!  If you live in the United States of America get fucking ready!
Superjoint was DevilDriver‘s first tour and one of the most memorable tours of my life time and now We are gearing up to do it again on ‘The Broken Bones Tour’!
Philip Anselmo has been a long time brother and celebrating the Fall season with this combination will be a night to remember for sure!  This is the show you gotta be at this Fall so come join Superjoint, DevilDriver and all the bands on this bill for a Heavy Night Out!  See you in the pit!”
Before the run with Superjoint kicks offDevilDriver will be on a headline jaunt this August and September featuring special guests 36 Crazyfists, Cane Hill, Uncured and Tetrarch.
DevilDriver is touring in support of “Trust No One”, their highest charting record globally which was critically acclaimed:
Dez returns from his sojourn with renewed fire
-Team Rock-
Despite the album being titled Trust No One, we can always trust that DevilDriver will deliver annihilating heavy music with groove, complexity and lyrics that are poetic, venomous and truthful.
Fafara’s vocals are fantastic, spitting venom into the microphone with the same aggression as the other members pump into the songs, along with Spreitzer harmonizing guitar lines.
-Rock Revolt Magazine-
The most advanced DevilDriver album yet
DEVILDRIVER W/ Superjoint, King Parrot, Cane Hill and Child Bite:
9/23: Austin, TX @ Come & Take It Live
9/24: El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
9/25: Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater
9/27: Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky
9/28: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
9/29: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
9/30: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
10/1: Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory
10/4: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
10/6: Ringle, WI @ Q & Z Expo Center
10/7: Chesterfield, MI @ Diesel
10/8: Indianapolis, IN @ Vogue
10/9: Joliet, IL @ The Forge
10/11: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
10/12: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
10/13: Reading, PA @ Reverb
10/14: Worcester, MA @ Palladium Rock N Shock
10/15: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
10/17: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
10/18: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
10/19: St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
10/20: Orlando, FL @ Plaza Live!
DEVILDRIVER W/ 36 Crazyfists, Uncured, Tetrarch:
8/18: San Jose, CA @ The Ritz – San Jose
8/19: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
8/20: Spokane, WA @ The Pin
8/21: Billings, MT @ Pub Station
DEVILDRIVER W/36 Crazyfists, Uncured, Tetrarch and Cane Hill:
8/23: Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
8/24: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
8/25: Belvidere, IL @ Apollo Theatre
8/26: Battle Creek, MI @ Leila Arboretum* (Michigan Metal Festival)
8/27: La Crosse, WI @ Cavalier Lounge
8/28: Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
8/29: Sioux Falls, SD @ Bigs Bar
8/30: Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
8/31: Wichita, KS @ Crown Uptown
9/1: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
9/2: Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
9/3: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom (DevilDriver and Cane Hill Only)
9/5: Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge
9/7: Louisville, KY @ Trixie’s Entertainment Complex
9/8: Dayton, OH @ Oddbodys
9/9: Clarksville, TN @ The Warehouse – TN
9/13: Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse (at The International)
9/14: Virginia Beach, VA @ Shaka’s
9/15: Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligan’s Music Hall
9/16: Augusta, GA @ Iron Heights
9/20: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
9/21: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
9/22: Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Backroom
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EYEHATEGOD Announces Left To Starve Summer Tour

 will kick off a thirty-nine-date US mega tour next month. The Left To Starve summer takeover will commence on August 1st, run through September 13th, and includes performances with Capitalist Casualties, Phobia, Primitive Man, Negative Approach, Antiseen, Cro-Mags, Pig Destroyer, The Obsessed, and Mountain Of Wizard on select dates! The journey also marks frontman Mike IX Williams’ lengthiest tour since undergoing liver transplant surgery this past December.

Comments IX Williams, “This band, for better or worse, has endured a mind-numbing and brain-expanding thirty years of making some of the most criminally riff filled and abhorrent sounds ever heard on the planet earth. No middle ground; EYEHATEGOD is either wonderfully loved or instinctively hated. Predicting the future accidentally and preaching the end time message, see the band LIVE now before something else bad happens…”

EYEHATEGOD – Left To Starve Summer Tour:
8/01/2017 Boozers – Corpus Christi, TX
8/02/2017 Lowbrow – El Paso, TX
8/03/2017 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ w/ Capitalist Casualties, Phobia
8/04/2017 Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV w/ Capitalist Casualties, Phobia
8/05/2017 Los Globos – Los Angeles, CA w/ Capitalist Casualties, Phobia
8/06/2017 Blue Lamp – Sacramento, CA w/ Capitalist Casualties
8/07/2017 Elbow Room – San Francisco, CA w/ Capitalist Casualties
8/08/2017 Dante’s – Portland, OR w/ Capitalist Casualties
8/09/2017 El Corazon – Seattle, WA w/ Capitalist Casualties
8/11/2017 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO w/ Primitive Man
8/12/2017 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM w/ Primitive Man
8/13/2017 Korova – San Antonio, TX w/ Negative Approach
8/14/2017 Trees – Dallas, TX w/ Negative Approach
8/15/2017 89th Street – Oklahoma City, OK w/ Negative Approach
8/16/2017 The Gig – Beaumont, TX w/ Negative Approach
8/18/2017 South Port – New Orleans, LA w/ Negative Approach
8/19/2017 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC w/ Antiseen, Negative Approach
8/20/2017 The Muse – Wilmington, NC w/ Negative Approach
8/21/2017 The Earl – Atlanta, GA w/ Negative Approach
8/22/2017 Broadberry – Richmond, VA w/ Negative Approach
8/24/2017 Middle East – Boston, MA w/ Cro-Mags
8/25/2017 Montage – Rochester, NY w/ Cro-Mags
8/26/2017 Cafe 611 – Frederick, MD w/ Cro-Mags, Pig Destroyer
8/27/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Cro-Mags
8/28/2017 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA w/ Cro-Mags
8/30/2017 Mexicali – Teaneck, NJ w/ Cro-Mags
8/31/2017 Outpost – Kent, OH w/ Cro-Mags
9/01/2017 Spirit Hall – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Cro-Mags
9/02/2017 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL w/ Cro-Mag
9/03/2017 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL w/ Cro-Mags
9/04/2017 Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN w/ Cro-Mags
9/05/2017 Rock Island Brewing – Rock Island, IL w/ Cro-Mags
9/06/2017 Club El – Detroit, MI w/ Cro-Mags
9/08/2017 Ace Of Cups – Columbus, OH w/ The Obsessed, Mountain Of Wizard
9/09/2017 The Pinch – Washington, DC w/ The Obsessed, Mountain Of Wizard
9/10/2017 Golden Pony – Harrionsburg, VA w/ The Obsessed, Mountain Of Wizard
9/11/2017 Ziggys – Chattanooga, TN w/ Mountain Of Wizard
9/12/2017 Sidetracks – Huntsville, AL w/ Mountain Of Wizard
9/13/2017 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL w/ Mountain Of Wizard

In related news, EYEHATEGOD‘s Take As Needed For Pain full-length (1993) recently earned the #92 spot on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 100 Greatest Metal Albums Of All Time list, the esteemed publication noting, “Standouts, such as ‘Blank’ and the title track hammer the listener with turbulent riffs before downshifting into heaving swing rhythms that drive home the band’s fluency in the funkier aspects of NOLA’s musical culture. ‘Sister Fucker (Pt. 1),’ meanwhile, marries vile imagery with hip-shaking boogie rock. The band found the perfect foil in engineer Robinson Mills, whose warm, no-frills tones complemented Williams’ acrid screech, the menacing swells of feedback on tracks like “30$ Bag” and unsettling police-scanner-inspired noise piece ‘Disturbance.’ While bands such as Crowbar and the Southern supergroup Down (which features EYEHATEGOD guitarist Jimmy Bower behind the drums) would also serve as able ambassadors for New Orleans metal, none of them would capture the city’s seedy rebel spirit quite as effectively as EYEHATEGOD did here.” Read more and see the full list at THIS LOCATION.

The band will be celebrating their thirtieth anniversary next year. Stay tuned for special releases to be announced in the future. In the meantime, orders for EyeHateGod in North America can be placed via Housecore Records HERE. Additionally, the official For The Sick Benefit poster and benefit T-shirt are still available for purchase at Indie Merch HERE.

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!
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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!


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