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Fat Mike Presents Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival

Featuring Alternating Co-Headliners

NOFX, Flogging Molly And Bad Religion, Plus Four More Bands Per Show
Touring Festival Launches September 16 In Tacoma, WA
With Stops In Boise, ID, Concord, CA, Sacramento, CA & Huntington Beach, CA
Stone Brewing To Release Small Batch Stone & NOFX Punk in Drublic Hoppy Lager
Exclusively In Festival Markets

Created from the mind and liver of NOFX‘s frontman Fat Mike, the Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival will debut in the Western U.S. this fall with five special events featuring the best in punk rock music and regional craft beer.

Named for NOFX?s classic Punk In Drublic album, which has sold over one million copies, Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival launches September 16 in Tacoma, WA, with stops in Boise, ID, Concord, CA, Sacramento, CA, and Huntington Beach, CA. NOFX will co-headline each date of Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival alongside Flogging Molly in some markets and Bad Religion in others?, and every show will also feature four other? bands. Look for full details to be announced in August at

Each Punk In Drublic festival date will feature up to four hours of craft beer tastings with over 100 craft beers, including some of the West Coast’s best and local favorites. Craft beer tastings are included with admission. Festival hours will be Noon ? 9:00 PM.

Fat Mike has joined forces with premier music event producer/promoter Synergy Global Entertainment and respected craft beer event production powerhouse Brew Ha Ha Productions for the festival. In addition, to celebrate Punk In Drublic, Fat Mike teamed up with craft beer pioneers Stone Brewing to brew their very own Stone & NOFX Punk in Drublic Hoppy Lager, which will be available in cans only in the festival markets. This collaboration is a huge show of support by Stone, as it marks the first time ever that Stone has worked with a musician for a can release. They?ve even included the festival tour dates on the back of each can. This is a first-of-its-kind level of commitment from a brewery partner for a festival tour.

When asked how Stone & NOFX Punk in Drublic Hoppy Lager tastes, Fat Mike says, “It’s something to wash the noise away.” However, other slogans offered by Mike that were quickly turned down by Stone included, “It’s the beer of champagnes” and finally, ?They say you can?t get beer from a stone?oh shit, we just did!?

?We know we’re crazy for letting Fat Mike in our brewery, but we?re doing it anyway,? says Greg Koch, Stone Brewing co-founder. ?We have a lot in common in not only refusing to follow the status quo, but actively rejecting it. I have incredible respect for what he and Fat Wreck Chords have done for the independent music scene. Craft beer is currently in a similar open-your-eyes-to-the-man’s-corporate-obfuscation battle. Is independent craft beer punk rock? Very. And even more so now with this collab. See you in the pit!?

Cameron Collins, Co-Founder & Director of Events at Brew Ha Ha Productions explains, ?Craft beer and punk rock are cut from the same cloth. Small, independent, and up against some big challenges: taking on BIG BEER, and local bands determined to do it their way, despite what might make them a quick buck. Punk In Drublic throws off the mantle of the ordinary to create an event unlike any other?a perfect pairing of craft beer and punk rock!?

Catch the Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival ?stumbling through a town near you?:

Saturday, September 16 ? Tacoma, WA ? America?s Car Museum (on sale Friday, July 28)
Sunday, September 17 – Boise, ID ? Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater (on sale Friday, July 28)
Saturday, October 14 – Concord, CA ? Concord Pavilion (on sale Friday, August 11)
Sunday, October 15 ? Sacramento, CA ? Bonney Field (on sale Friday, August 11)
Saturday, October 28 – Huntington Beach, CA ? Bolsa Chica State Park (on sale Friday, September 1)

The Saturday, September 16 (Tacoma) and Sunday, September 17 (Boise) Punk In Drublic shows will feature performances from NOFX, Bad Religion, Goldfinger, Less Than Jake, Bad Cop / Bad Cop and more. Tickets for these two shows go on sale Friday, July 28 at 10:00 AM local time at

Look for details on the other Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival shows in the coming weeks. Visit for more information.

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MIRACLE DRUG’s How Much Is Enough Now Playing At Noisey; EP Out NOW Through WAR Records – WAR Records will release the How Much Is Enough debut EP by Louisville’s MIRACLE DRUG in the coming days, the outfit founded by members of Mouthpiece, By The Grace Of God, C.R., Supertouch, and other notable hardcore/punk quartet acts. The entire record is now streaming at Noisey alongside an interview with the band, days ahead of the EP’s release this Friday. [MORE…]

ACEPHALIX: Bay Area Horde Featuring Vastum, Necrot, And Depressor Members To Issue Decreation LP Through 20 Buck Spin; New Track + Preorders Released – California death metal horde ACEPHALIX – featuring members of Vastum, Necrot, Depressor, and more – has completed their third LP, and is preparing to unleash Decreation upon the public masses in September. New label home 20 Buck Spin has unloaded a YouTube stream of the album’s pummeling second track, “Suffer (Life In Fragments),” along with early preorders for the record. [MORE…]

CHILD BITE + SYK: Experimental Noise Rock Unit And Avant Extreme Metal Collective Kick Off European Live Takeover – Housecore Records recording artists CHILD BITE and SYK will join forces later this week for a European live takeover. The journey will commence on July 21st in Milano, Italy, and rampage its way through nineteen cities, concluding August 12th in Plzen, Czech Republic. [MORE…]

AFTERBIRTH: Decibel Premieres New Hymn From NY Death Metal Collective Featuring Members Of Helmet, Artificial Brain, And Buckshot Facelift; The Time Traveler’s DilemmaRelease Day Draws Near – The Time Traveler’s Dilemma, the long-awaited debut from New York-based death metal collective AFTERBIRTH, will see release next week via Unique Leader Records. In advance of its release, today Decibel Magazine is pleased to unveil “Sifting Through The Sands Of The Unholy” for public consumption at THIS LOCATION. [MORE…]

KARAMAZOV: New Minneapolis-Based Cinematic Project To Release Self-Control EP : 23:28In August; New Tracks Streaming – Out of Minneapolis comes KARAMAZOV, a solo project infused with collaborations from a wide range of artists, coalescing into an expansive hybrid of electronic and rock-based soundscapes. The new outfit has completed its debut recordings, Self-Control EP : 23:28, and is streaming several tracks from the record. [MORE…]

BIG|BRAVE Announces New Album Ardor Due Out September 15th Through Southern Lord; Trailer Released – Montreal three-piece BIG|BRAVE has been simmering since their 2015 release Au De La, but their relentlessly experimental sound and kinetic creative energy has finally, and thankfully, boiled over with their forthcoming third album, Ardor, due out September 15th via Southern Lord. [MORE…]

ROZAMOV Tour With The Ditch And The Delta Confirmed; Band Issues Track From Impending Free Live Recording Via The Obelisk – Boston doom unit ROZAMOV has booked new summer tour dates, including July shows with Blood Sun Circle and Author & Punisher, and is preparing to issue a free live album, leaking the lead track through The Obelisk ahead of its release this week. [MORE…]

ATRIARCH: Cvlt Nation Premieres “Repent” Video From Apocalyptic Noisemakers; Dead As Truth To See Release Via Relapse Records – “…a bleak, devastatingly nihilistic modern doom metal LP with occasional black metal flourishes, best evidenced on the LP’s penultimate track, ‘Repent.'” – Cvlt Nation

The apocalyptic noisemakers in ATRIARCH are pleased to unveil their visual accompaniment to the track, “Repent,” off the impending new full-length album, Dead As TruthWatch the chaotic and disquieting Daniel Menche-directed video for “Repent” now via Cvlt Nation at THIS LOCATION. [MORE…]

Just For Us Hardcore Kids Compilation Playing At No Echo; Record Out NOW – Just For Us Hardcore Kids, the debut release for New Jersey-based Tripsquad Records, will see release this Friday. Ahead of the album’s official unveiling, No Echo is streaming the entire compilation early, alongside an interview with the label’s founder Tim McMurtie, also of M.O.D., Full Scale Riot, and more. Stream the entire Just For Us Hardcore Kids comp at No Echo RIGHT HERE. Additionally, McMurtie and the members of Huge and Underdog will raid New Jersey-based WSOU FM’s studio for an interview session on the station’s Hardcore Reality show, where the entire album will be played. Find out more HERE. [MORE…]

EXPULSION Shares “Altar Of Slaughter” Guitar Playthrough Video + ESP Guitar Giveaway Announced – “…a giant shot of adrenaline that demands donning a battle jacket and banging your head until it falls off. 9/10” – Metal Injection Extreme metal act EXPULSION, featuring members of Repulsion, Exhumed, Phobia, Intronaut, Gruesome and numerous others, has shared an official guitar playthrough video for “Altar Of Slaughter” performed by guitarist Matt Olivo. The track comes by way of the band’s debut album Nightmare Future out now on Relapse Records. [MORE…]

EYEHATEGOD Announces Left To Starve Summer Tour With Negative Approach, Cro-Mags, And More On Select Dates; Take As Needed For Pain Full-Length Appears On Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Metal Albums Of All Time List – EYEHATEGOD 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. [MORE…]

WARBEAST: Revolver Magazine Premieres “Punishment For Gluttony” As Enter The ArenaRelease Day Via Housecore Records Looms – As Texas thrash warriors WARBEAST prepare for the release of their Enter The Arena album through Housecore Records in early August, Revolver Magazine is exclusively streaming the record’s molten “Punishment For Gluttony.” Issues WARBEAST guitarist Scott Shelby of the new track, “‘Punishment…’ is a power house song that has all the key elements that make thrash what it is. When it was written I knew this was a heavyweight contender for us.” [MORE…]

THE CONVALESCENCE Releases “Scum” Video Single From Unique Leader Records-Bound This Is Hell Full-Length; Preorders Available – Recent Unique Leader signees THE CONVALESCENCE will release their This Is Hell full-length via Unique Leader Records on September 1st. The ten-track offering was produced by John Burke (Forever In Terror, Captain Kid, etc.), at Vibe Studios, mixed and mastered by Christian Donaldson (Cryptopsy, Despised Icon, Beyond Creation, etc.) at The Grid and comes wrapped in the macabre cover art of Coki Greenway. [MORE…]

GATEWAY TO HELL: Decibel Magazine Streams Clovers By Maryland Doom Quartet; EP Out NOW On Unholy Anarchy Records – Maryland doom metal quartet GATEWAY TO HELL will issue their debut EP, Clovers, through Unholy Anarchy Records, and Decibel is helping advance the unleashing of the bruising release in its entirety. [MORE…]

INTRCPTR Debut Now Streaming; EP Out NOW Through Magic Bullet Records – Los Angeles-based INTRCPTR – with guitarist Ben Carr of 5ive and drummer Larry Herweg of Pelican – today issues their debut EP, I, through Magic Bullet Records. Longtime veterans of ungodly catchy riffs within the framework of all things heavy, the duo does not disappoint in the slightest when it comes to one’s preconceptions of what becomes possible when collaborative inspiration between mutually-respected friends persists and persists. [MORE…]

TAU CROSS: New Album Pillar Of Fire Out NOW And Streaming Via Relapse Records; European Headlining Tour Begins This Week 7/21 sees the official release of TAU CROSS‘ highly anticipated sophomore album Pillar Of Fire. The record is available worldwide on CD, 2xLP, and digital formats. Physical orders and bundles are currently available via at THIS LOCATION. Digital preorders are available via Bandcamp HERE. [MORE…]

LACES OUT: Decibel Magazine Premieres “Fortunes” By New York Noise Rock Trio As Self-Titled Debut EP Nears Nefarious Industries Release – Nefarious Industries will release the debut recordings from upstate New York-based trio LACES OUT, with the band’s self-titled EP. Advancing its public arrival, Decibel Magazine is hosting a premiere of the track “Fortunes.” [MORE…]

ALL OUT WAR Premieres “Burn These Enemies” At Stereokiller; Give Us Extinction LP Nears August Release – As New York metallic hardcore outfit ALL OUT WAR prepares to release their damaging new Give Us Extinction LP through Organized Crime Records next month, the band has unleashed the first single from the album, debuting “Burn These Enemies” through Stereokiller. [MORE…]

B R I Q U E V I L L E: Mysterious Collective To Release II Full-Length Via Pelagic This Fall; Teaser Video Posted – B R I Q U E V I L L E is a band shrouded in mystery. On stage, they create an instrumental mantra of spooky guitars, modified field recordings, and eerie, sampled chants. These meditative buildups, based on the perseverant element of repetition, are contrasted with and ripped apart by sudden, unforeseeable outbursts of the purest and sheerest heaviness. Indeed, the music demands to be experienced live. Slow lingering compositions that require patience and submission, subsequently followed by a deep catharsis. [MORE…]

CYTOTOXIN: Gammageddon Full-Length From Chernobyl-Themed Death Metal Unit Out NOW And Streaming Via Unique Leader – Today Germany-based, Chernobyl-themed death bringers, CYTOTOXIN, drop the diseased-bounty of their Gammageddon full-length upon the masses. Out now worldwide on CD and digital formats via Unique Leader Records, physical orders are available  HERE. [MORE…]

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Avenged Sevenfold To Headline Closing Night of OPEN AIR Sun Oct 15 2017

Avenged Sevenfold will close out the final night (Sunday, October 15) of the second annual Monster Energy Houston Open Air at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman in The Woodlands, TX. Festival producers Danny Wimmer Presents are very excited to bring the band back to Houston, after dangerous storms and lightning in the area prevented them from playing at last year?s event.

?We were ecstatic to get the call from Danny Wimmer about playing this year?s Houston Open Air,? said Avenged Sevenfold vocalist M. Shadows. ?We love playing Houston, and after last year?s unfortunate weather, we?ve been looking forward to going back and giving our fans there a much-deserved headlining show. Can?t wait to see you all.?

Prophets of Rage will shift from Sunday night to Saturday, just before Five Finger Death Punch?s headlining set.

Tom Morello from Prophets of Rage said, ?We are excited to remain on Houston Open Air festival.  Prophets of Rage wants to thank Avenged Sevenfold for stepping up and taking our Sunday headline slot as we have a personal band conflict that makes us unable to play Sunday. Prophets will now make Houston RAGE AGAIN on Saturday, October 14 and Avenged will do the same on Sunday!?

As previously announced, Texas?s biggest rock experience is set for Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15 and will feature performances from top rock artists on two stages, also including: Stone Sour, Marilyn Manson, Mastodon, Halestorm, In This Moment, Gojira, Of Mice & Men, Suicidal Tendencies and more. Monster Energy Houston Open Air also features multiple onsite experiences and a Texas-sized food experience underscoring Houston?s emergence as a great American food city.

Danny Wimmer, Founder of Danny Wimmer Presents, said, “Avenged Sevenfold was the storm that we wanted to close out the first-ever Houston Open Air, but it’s not the storm that we got. We’ve been working for a long time to get Avenged Sevenfold back after last year’s weather prevented them from playing. We’re excited to have this second chance to bring the spectacle of A7X to the Houston Open Air stage on Sunday night. And Saturday is going to be amazing, with Prophets of Rage joining Five Finger Death Punch, Marilyn Manson, Halestorm, Gojira and more.”

The updated music lineup for Monster Energy Houston Open Air is as follows:

Saturday, October 14: Five Finger Death Punch, Prophets of Rage, Marilyn Manson, Halestorm, Gojira, In This Moment, Of Mice & Men, Starset, Beartooth, Avatar, Code Orange, Greta Van Fleet

Sunday, October 15: Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, Mastodon, Suicidal Tendencies, Steel Panther, Zakk Sabbath, August Burns Red, Power Trip, Radkey, DED, Black Map, Palisades

Single day and weekend tickets for Monster Energy Houston Open Air are available at Fans are encouraged to buy early and save. Weekend passes start at just $66.66, and single day tickets start at $45.00. VIP upgrades are $40.00 per day or $75.00 for the weekend.

Each VIP upgrade pass includes access to The VIP Lounge (located in the Event Center) which features air conditioning, a live video stream of main stage performances, VIP-only restrooms, and dedicated concessions (for additional purchase); a VIP-only entrance into the venue; and a commemorative Monster Energy Houston Open Air laminate.

Discounted online hotel rates will be available through Curadora. Visit for details.

The weekend kicks off with the Official Monster Energy Houston Open Air Pre-Party at Warehouse Live in Houston on Friday, October 13. Between The Buried And Me will be bringing their ?Colors? Ten Year Anniversary Tour to Houston, and the night will also feature performances from support acts The Contortionist, Polyphia, and Toothgrinder.



CANNIBAL CORPSE Announces US Tour & Album Out Due in the Fall

This November, CANNIBAL CORPSE will kick off a US tour in support of their upcoming, as-yet-untitled full-length, due out this fall. The tour will commence on November 3rd and run through December 8th. Support will be provided by Power Trip and Gatecreeper. See all confirmed dates below.  

CANNIBAL CORPSE w/ Power Trip, Gatecreeper:

11/03/2017 Mavericks – Jacksonville, FL
11/04/2017 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL
11/05/2017 Saturn – Birmingham, AL
11/06/2017 New Daisy Theater – Memphis, TN
11/08/2017 Trees – Dallas, TX
11/09/2017 White Oak – Houston, TX
11/10/2017 Sound On Sound Festival – Austin, TX
11/12/2017 Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
11/13/2017 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
11/14/2017 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
11/15/2017 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
11/17/2017 Neumos – Seattle, WA
11/18/2017 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
11/19/2017 Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
11/20/2017 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
11/22/2017 Summit – Denver, CO
11/24/2017 Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL
11/25/2017 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
11/26/2017 Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
11/28/2017 Royale – Boston, MA
11/29/2017 Stage 48 – New York, NY
11/30/2017 TLA – Philadelphia, PA
12/01/2017 Broadberry – Richmond, VA
12/02/2017 The Throne Theater – Wilmington, NC
12/03/2017 Pete’s – Greensboro, NC
12/05/2017 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
12/06/2017 Exit/In – Nashville, TN
12/07/2017 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
12/08/2017 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL

CANNIBAL CORPSE released their thirteenth studio album, A Skeletal Domain, in 2014 via Metal Blade Records. The record debuted at #32 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart making it the highest charting record of their storied career. The band’s forthcoming full-length was recorded at Mana Recording Studios with producer/engineer Erik Rutan (Cannibal Corpse, Soilent Green, Belphegor, Hate Eternal). Additional information to be revealed in the coming weeks. Stand by.
In the meantime, 
to preview and purchase A Skeletal Domain, visit:   

JAG PANZER To Release The Deviant Chord September 29th via Steamhammer/SPV Artwork And Track Listing Revealed

JAG PANZER To Release The Deviant Chord September 29th via Steamhammer/SPV

Artwork And Track Listing Revealed


For Jag Panzer, team spirit is more important than anything else. Without team spirit, guitarist Mark Briody would no longer see any reason for continuing the band. “We’re like a family, we’ve all known each other for many years,” he says and looks back at the years between 2011 and 2013 when Jag Panzer were on the brink of calling it a day. “Two band members quit and there was little interest in hiring new people and starting over. Introducing new musicians would have been tough, so we decided to disband.” But then the American power metal act’s strong fan base made itself heard, causing the spark to be rekindled. Briody“We had a lot of interest in our early albums, so my band mates soon noticed that people were still listening to Jag Panzer, that the audience was still there. We started talking on the phone more and more. Some excellent gig offers arrived so we decided we should get back together.”What a stroke of good fortune, after all now the public can look forward to an accomplished comeback album. The Deviant Chord is a veritable metal manifesto, scheduled for release on Steamhammer/SPV on September 29, 2017, and consists of ten awesome songs featuring all those typical Jag Panzer strengths that the band’s fans have come to appreciate.

 Together with band members John Tetley (bass), Harry ‘The Tyrant’ Conklin (vocals), Rikard Stjernquist (drums) and Joey Tafolla (lead guitar), who has returned to the fold, Briody has recorded an album that impresses in every respect and that benefits from the outstanding qualities of all five band members. “John does our ‘quality control’, meaning that he makes sure every song we do is the best it can be. Harry is a musical genius. He’s been singing since we were kids, he’s very skilled in vocal arrangements and vocal recording techniques. This skill makes him a very big contributor in the songwriting.  Rikard is all about drumming. He’s been drumming since he was a small child and has never stopped. He grew up living all around the world and he has always been in a band. Joey is the classic lead player in every sense of the world. He has amazing skill on the guitar plus an outstanding stage presence. His playing makes every song better.”

 The Deviant Chord will be available as a CD Digipak (including poster) and double LP coloured version as well as for download and streaming. The cover artwork was created by Serbian artist Dusan Markovic and reflects the album’s haunting atmosphere perfectly. Briody gives also some hints: “Fans of both science fiction and real life scientists should look closely at the new Jag Panzer album as the band has placed a few hidden tributes in the album art!”

 There can be no doubt: the spark has rekindled the fire in Jag Panzer and it’s burning brightly. Briody“The mood in the band is very focused. This album was the first time we did multiple demos for every song. So everyone has been very involved in every step. Each band member got to see a song grow and change with time. That’s very exciting for us. And we’re all excited to unleash The Deviant Chord unto the world.”

 The Deviant Chord Track Listing:

1. Born Of The Flame 4:00

2. Far Beyond All Fear 3:49

3. The Deviant Chord 5:37

4. Blacklist 4:19

5. Foggy Dew 3:20

6. Divine Intervention 3:30

7. Long Awaited Kiss 6:16

8. Salacious Behavior 4:07

9. Fire Of Our Spirit 4:37

10. Dare 5:17

ID10T Music Festival & Comic Conival

ID10T Music Festival + Comic Conival
Created and Hosted by Comedian Chris Hardwick
Wraps Its Inaugural Year With Thousands In Attendance
June 24th & 25th in Silicon Valley, CA

Los Angeles, CA (June 30, 2017) — Thousands of music, comedy, comics and pop culture lovers congregated for the inaugural ID10T Music Festival & Comic Conival, a groundbreaking, first-of-its-kind experience, created and hosted by Chris Hardwick.

A diverse group of attendees – many of whom were sporting impressive cosplay attire – roamed the Shoreline Amphitheatre and surrounding grounds in Mountain View, CA on Saturday, June 24th and Sunday, June 25th. Each day kicked off with panels, which were overflowing with patrons. Some highlights include Mystery Science Theatre 3000 playing clips from the new season of the reboot, The Magicians discussing the upcoming season, and during the Animaniacs Live! sing-a-long, cheers could be heard from across the venue as the original voices from the show broke into a quick live rendition of the show?s theme song. Throughout the day, fans explored comic vendors, displays, and artist signings, with a number of themed discussions in the artist alley. Roaring laughter could be heard coming from the comedy shows, which included a surprise guest set from Chris Hardwick on both nights. Fans rushed the Mad Decent Dance Tent upon opening to grab a spot to dance. On the main stage, Saturday headliner Weezer played to a packed crowd that sang along to every lyric, and Sunday headliner Girl Talk concluded the festival by filling the stage with fans for a full on dance party.

?ID10T Festival was an out of this world, incredible experience and I want to personally thank each and everyone of you that came out and joined us this past weekend,? said Chris Hardwick. ?Whether you were there for music, comedy, panels, artists or just to get the dust off your cosplay, you helped make ID10T more than just a festival?you made it a community. I was blown away by how much joy resonated from every section of the Shoreline grounds and can?t wait to do it again next year!?

ID10T co-creator Rob Tweedie says, ?What an amazing weekend!  This festival was something that had never been done before, but absolutely needed to exist.  The sense of celebration and unity was undeniable, and I think everyone from fan to exhibitor to artist to panelist to comedian to musician felt it.  It really was a dream come true.?

ID10T co-creator Lee Loughridge adds, ?With over two years in the making, it was great to see all of this finally come together. I feel like people couldn’t wrap their heads around the concept initially, but after seeing our vision come to life, now they get it. I really think we are onto something.?

The two-day festival featured panels from: Portlandia, Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Magicians, Animaniacs Live!, Harmontown, Stan Against Evil, Con Man, and Futurama; live Nerdist podcast tapings including a Hostful Nerdist podcast, Bizarre States podcast, and Comic Book Panel podcast; comedy sets from Michael Che, Demetri Martin, Garfunkel & Oates, Nikki Glaser, Brian Posehn, Michael Ian Black, Greg Proops, Mike Phirman, Brent Weinbach, Jonah Ray, Matt Braunger, Marcella Arguello, Dan Mintz, Hampton Yount, Adrian McNair, Natasha Muse, Irene Tu, and April Richardson; live music from Weezer, Girl Talk, Madeon, Zeds Dead, OK Go, TV On The Radio, Troyboi, Animal Collective, Crystal Castles, Lord Huron, Jai Wolf, Party Favor, Car Seat Headrest, The Mowgli?s, Gryffin, Ape Drums, Robert DeLong, Mothers, 4B, Ron Gallo, Tank & The Bangas, Wax Motif, John Beaver and Sweet Crude; and a number of comic themed discussions, signings, and more in the artist alley. A full list of participating guests and talent can be seen at:

Additional highlights include the Saban?s Power Rangers laser tag course from Lionsgate/Nerdist, which had a steady line both days and featured a special appearance from the Yellow Ranger and Blue Ranger themselves, Becky G and RJ Cyler. Toyota and their interactive experiences, including Catch Me If You Can (a virtual reality demo featuring the Toyota CH-R) and Pick Your Poison (attendees could choose a drink concoctions), were a hit, KRAVE Jerky had life sized Jenga that had fans screaming and cheering each other on all weekend to see who could make it to the top, and Jelly Belly got fans bean boozled, daring attendees to compare some of their tastiest and most popular flavors with the craziest ones. Snickers partnered with April Richardson as their unofficial spokesperson for the weekend, kicking off on Friday night as she hosted ID10T?s ?Drink and Draw? launch party. They also partnered with comic book artist Andrew Robinson to create original drawings for their photo booth activation and sketch live drawings onsite portraying how fans feel different on the inside when they don?t have a Snickers.

Here is what some of the press had to say about ID10T Music Festival & Comic Conival?s debut year:

“Move over San Diego, this is the Con to see.” – AfterBuzz TV

“The Hardwick-created festival fills a need for all things nerd that area residents couldn?t have gotten in at Silicon Valley Comic Con or even Outside Lands. You have comedy, movies and television, music, and a little bit of stuff in between to enjoy. There?s not much else to ask for under a bright sun and following moonlight.” – BlogCritics

“The atmosphere was rife with possibility; a relaxed sense that one could explore at their own pace the things they already knew they loved and the things they were about to find out they loved. Where else could you watch a Demetri Martin set after getting Babs Tarr to sketch you a Batgirl, but before heading over to catch a minute of a Portlandia panel on your way to the TV On The Radio performance, all while eating a taco? It?s precisely that mix of interests, like putting your brain iPod on shuffle, that?s the biggest appeal and combined with what we discovered to be a thoroughly engaging comic convention experience, ID10T Fest?s future potential is as rich as its inaugural?s effort sense of enthusiasm.” – All-Comic

“Chris Hardwick?s inaugural ID10T Fest took place last weekend, and brought just about everything you could want in a festival ? music, comedy, television, comics, and a whole lot more. It was an eclectic mix of worlds that came together for one hell of a good time.” – The Line Of Best Fit

“In a world oversaturated with summer festivals, ID10T brought together one of the most diverse festival crowds to date ? if next year?s festival is anything like this one, it?s sure to be added to your must-see list.” – The Bay Bridged

“The first attempt by ID10T Fest to combine comics, comedy and music proved to be a success as fans of all ages and medias came together at Shoreline Amphitheatre for Comic Con-style entertainer panels and comic book showcase, stand-up comedy, and music?” – Riff Magazine

ID10T is produced by Live Nation and Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE).

ID10T partnered with the following sponsors in its inaugural year: SiriusXM, Monster Energy, hosting the ID10T Comedy Stage, Toyota, the exclusive automotive partner, Snickers, Krave Jerky, Peet?s Coffee and Tea, Musicians Institute, Lyft, and many more.

For more information on ID10T Music Festival & Comic Conival, please visit:

About Live Nation Entertainment:

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Advertising & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit

 About Synergy Global Entertainment, Inc.:

Synergy Global Entertainment, Inc. (SGE) is one of the world’s premier music festival production companies. With hundreds of live events worldwide each year, SGE works with agencies, brands and musical talent to produce or co-produce concerts across various genres and interests. SGE produces and curates Funny Or Die’s ODDBALL Comedy And Curiosity Festival, Ohana Dana Point, and co-produces a number of craft beer & music festivals including Driftwood – Orange County’s biggest country festival on the sand. In addition, SGE co-produced the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and the worldwide Rockstar Taste of Chaos, produced the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival and conceived and developed KNOTFEST with Slipknot and 5B Artist Management. SGE has also produced many other national festivals and tours. SGE senior staff have a combined 60 years of experience in artist management, large scale festival production and brand integration, and have worked with artists as diverse as Guns N’ Roses and The Cure. SGE excels at integrating brands’ needs with large scale musical entertainment.

 About Chris Hardwick:

Chris Hardwick is a comedian, actor, TV host, author, writer, producer, and podcaster whose quick wit and up-to-the-minute intellect have made him the voice for a generation of pop culture enthusiasts. Hardwick currently serves as founder, CEO, and creative head of Nerdist Industries, a media empire under the Legendary Digital Network that includes Hardwick?s own incredibly successful Nerdist Podcast, which he continues to host weekly and garners over 5.5M downloads per month. Additionally, he serves as host and executive producer of Comedy Central?s two-time Emmy Award-winning nightly comedy game show @midnight; host and executive producer of NBC?s hit game show series The Wall; and host and executive producer of several AMC programs as part of his extensive multi-year deal, including the highly rated Talking Dead, Talking Dead: Fear Edition, Talking Saul, Talking Preacher, and the newly-announced extension series Talking with Chris Hardwick. Off-screen, he continues to tour the country as a standup comedian. His latest comedy special, Funcomfortable, premiered on Comedy Central in April 2016 and is currently available across digital platforms.

All photos by Rob Fenn

[The Magicians Panel]

[Portlandia Panel]

[Tank And The Bangas]

[Michael Ian Black, Chris Hardwick]

[Mad Decent Dance Tent]


DYING FETUS Prove They Are TheWrong Ones To F*ck With By Demolishing The Billboard Charts

DYING FETUS Prove They Are TheWrong Ones To F*ck With By Demolishing The Billboard Charts


Full Album Stream Available via YouTube HERE

Last week saw the worldwide release of Wrong One To Fuck With the highly anticipated new album from DYING FETUS via Relapse Records.  Wrong One To Fuck With landed DYING FETUS their highest chart debut ever and the album is the highest selling death metal album of the year thus far.  In addition to their 460,000 + streams worldwide, the band entered the Billboard Charts at the following positions:

#2 Hard Music
#2 Heatseekers Chart
#7 Indie Chart
#13 Rock
#39 Top Current Albums
#53 Current Digital
#180 Top 200

Wrong One To Fuck With available for purchase at HERE and digital downloads can be ordered via Bandcamp AT THIS LOCATION.  Additionally the bonus track ?Induce Terror? can now be heard via all streaming services.

DYING FETUS will be on tour throughout the year in support of Wrong One To Fuck With starting with the ?Summer Slaughter? Tour alongside The Black Dahlia Murder, The Faceless, Oceano and more.  The tour kicks off July 27th in Reading, PA and runs through August 26th in Cleveland, OH.  The band will also headline the Bay Area Death Fest this July in San Francisco, CA.

Following a quick break DYING FETUS will head overseas on the ?Wrong One To Fuck With Europe? 2017 Tour.  The tour runs October 13th through November 18thand features support from Psycroptic, Beyond Creation and Disentomb.  A complete list of dates for all tour can be found below.

Watch the chaotic animated video for ?Panic Amongst The Herd? now at this location.

Check out the live video for ?Fixated On Devastation? here

“This album is devastating. The instrumentation alone is so sharp, it feels like it can cut you. DYING FETUS have not only put out one of the best records of the year, but easily the heaviest record of the year.” – AP MAGAZINE

?You would have to be out of your mind to pick a fight with those responsible for such merciless sonic violence.” –Outburn (10/10)


Jul 21 San Francisco, CA Bay Area Death Fest

—All Dates July 27 – August 26 Summer Slaughter Tour 2017 —

Jul 27 Reading, PA Reverb
Jul 28 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Jul 29 Worcester, MA The Palladium
Jul 30 New York, NY Webster Hall
Aug 02 Knoxville, TN The International
Aug 03 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
Aug 05 Austin, TX Come and Take It Live
Aug 06 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live
Aug 07 Houston, TX House Of Blues
Aug 09 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
Aug 10 Phoenix, AZ The Marquee
Aug 11 Anaheim, CA Grove of Anaheim
Aug 12 Los Angeles, CA The Novo
Aug 13 San Diego, CA House of Blues
Aug 15 San Francisco, CA The UC Theater
Aug 17 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
Aug 19 Denver CO Summit Music Hall
Aug 21 Minneapolis, MN Cabooze
Aug 22 Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall
Aug 23 Cincinnati, OH Bogart?s
Aug 25 Detroit, MI Majestic Theater
Aug 26 Cleveland, OH Agora Theater

— All Dates Oct 13 to Nov 11 w/ Psycroptic, Beyond Creation, Disentomb —-

Oct 13 Essen, DE Turock
Oct 14 Hamburg, DE Logo
Oct 15 Aarhus, DK Voxhhall
Oct 16 Gothenburg, SE Sticky Fingers
Oct 17 Oslo, NO Vulkan Arena
Oct 18 Stockholm, SE Fryshuset Klubben
Oct 20 Helsinki, FI Nosturi
Oct 21 Tallinn, EE Club Tapper
Oct 22 Riga, LV One One
Oct 23 Poznan, PL U Bazyla
Oct 24 Berlin, DE Lido
Oct 25 Prague, CZ Nova Chmelnice
Oct 26 Vienna, AU Viper Room
Oct 27 Budapest, HU Blue Hell
Oct 28 Munchen, DE Feierwerk
Oct 29 Brescia, IT Circolo Colony
Oct 30 Ljubljana, SI Orto Bar
Oct 31 Pratteln, CH Z7
Nov 01 Nijmegen, NL Doornroosje KZ
Nov 02 Eindhoven, NL Dynamo
Nov 03 Bristol, UK The Fleece
Nov 04 Leeds, UK Damnation Festival (No Disentomb)
Nov 05 Glasgow, UK Cathouse
Nov 06 London, UK The Dome
Nov 08 Aarschot, BE De Klinker
Nov 09 Paris, FR Petit Bain
Nov 10 Bordeaux, FR Rock School Barbey
Nov 11 Bilbao, ES Santana 27
Nov 12 Lisbon, PT Lisboa ao Vivo
Nov 13 Madrid, ES Penelope
Nov 14 Barcelona, ES Razzmatazz 2
Nov 15 Marseille, FR Jas Rod
Nov 16 Mullhouse, FR Noumatrouff
Nov 17 Saarbrucken, DE Garage
Nov 18 Leipzig, DE Hellraiser

Self-reliance and musical integrity are the two principles to which DYING FETUS have always lived by. Formed in 1991, during the height of the death metal explosion, DYING FETUS have matured into one of the premiere extreme death metal/grindcore acts to emerge from the massive global metal underground. The band is recognized worldwide as a prime example of songwriting perfection across seven studio albums (Purification Through Violence (1996), Killing On Adrenaline (1998), Destroy The Opposition (2001), Stop At Nothing (2003), War Of Attrition (2007), Descend Into Depravity (2009), Reign Supreme (2012)), combining an innovative mix of technical virtuosity and catchy song structures to create the ultimate blend of death metal, hardcore and grind.Info/Bio:

Now in 2017, DYING FETUS once again raise the bar of sonic extremity with their 8th studio album and first new material in over 5 years, Wrong One To Fuck With. The seasoned veterans manage to further stretch their creative and technical boundaries across 10 complex tracks of pulverizing death metal, filled with more dynamic intricacies, brutal breakdowns and varied vocal patterns than ever before. Now over 25 years into their distinguished career, DYING FETUS cement their legacy with Wrong One To Fuck With and uphold their position as the most dominant force in death metal today.

View the full bio at DYING FETUS‘s artist page at this location.

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DARKEST HOUR To Embark On East Coast Tour Next Week; Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora LP Out Now On Southern Lord

DARKEST HOUR To Embark On East Coast Tour Next Week;Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora LP Out Now On Southern Lord

[photo by Pete Duvall
In the wake of their acclaimed ninth studio album, Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora – released earlier this year via Southern Lord – Washington, DC-based metal outfit DARKEST HOUR is preparing to embark on a new wave of East Coast tour dates in support of the record.
Following the first leg of the tour earlier this year with Ringworm, Rotten Sound, Tombs, and Rivers Of Nihil, the Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora Tour Part II begins next Friday, July 14th, and runs through July 23rd. The routing takes DARKEST HOUR, along with support acts Havok and Jesus Piece, through Washington, Clifton, Virginia Beach, Spartanburg, Orlando, Margate, Tampa, Atlanta, and Fayetteville. Find the tour dates and ticket links below.
DARKEST HOUR‘s Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora is out now on CD, black vinyl LP, picture disc LP, and all digital platforms via Southern Lord; find ordering options at the label’s webstoreHERE, and via Bandcamp HERE.
DARKEST HOUR Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora Tour Part II w/ Havok, Jesus Piece:
7/14/2017 Rock N Roll Hotel – Washington, DC [info] (no Jesus Piece)
7/15/2017 Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ [info]
7/16/2017 Shaka’s – Virginia Beach, VA [info]
7/18/2017 Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC [info]
7/19/2017 Backbooth – Orlando, FL [info]
7/20/2017 O’Malley’s – Margate, FL [info]
7/21/2017 Crowbar – Tampa, FL [info]
7/22/2017 Masquerade (Hell) – Atlanta, GA [info]
7/23/2017 Drunk Horse Pub – Fayetteville, NC [info]
Since their inception twenty-one years ago, DARKEST HOUR has released eight studio full-lengths via eleven different record labels, has appeared in major motion pictures and US television shows, video games, and has toured the world extensively covering six of the seven continents. A bastard child born of the mid-1990s, DARKEST HOUR combines the passion, energy, and soul of punk and hardcore with the style, speed, vengeance, and fury of melodic speed, thrash and death metal. The band has helped defined the entire New Wave Of American Metal sound — blending the raw, hardcore punk of the ’80s, with the Scandinavian death metal of the ’90s – forging a sound that would later become the template for modern metal.
While many of their contemporaries have decided to hang it up, DARKEST HOUR is still charging ahead with invigorated spirit. In 2016, the same rabid fan base that helped propel the band into the national spotlight helped push them to reach another milestone by crowd funding their ninth LP,Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora. The band then partnered with California based Southern Lord Records to help complete the release and distribution of this fan fueled release. Produced by underground legend Kurt Ballou (Converge) at his Godcity complex, and drawing from the band’s extensive performing experience, this album helps solidify DARKEST HOUR‘s legacy as a major metal powerhouse. Raw as all hell, musically complex, melodic, yet cutting with razor blade precision, Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora is fierce and hungry for blood.

ARCH ENEMY announce press conference at WACKEN OPEN AIR

ARCH ENEMY announce press conference at WACKEN OPEN AIR

ARCH ENEMY will unveil their largest stage production to date at their performance at WACKEN OPEN AIR on Saturday, August 6th at around midnight, making this performance the pinnacle of a highly successful album campaign in support of War Eternal. It all began in March of 2014 when the band announced new vocalist Alissa White-Gluz as well as the video for the album title track, “War Eternal”. This debut track went on to become the bands most successful video in their career, reaching close to 20 million views on YouTube. The release of the War Eternal album also saw ARCH ENEMY reaching their highest US and German chart positions to date while going on to play over 200 shows in over 40 countries around the world. In late 2014, Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore) joined ARCH ENEMY during the world tour with Kreator and in 2015 they played arenas as direct support for Nightwish.

Though WACKEN OPEN AIR will not be the last time we see ARCH ENEMY supporting War Eternal live, it will be something that fans have never seen before! Therefore, don’t miss their press conference at:
WACKEN on Friday August 5th 5:00pm – 5:45pm CET
in the press tent / VIP area.
Fans can follow the press conference on an online live stream at:
08.04.2016 Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany
08.06.2016 Wacken Open Air, Wacken, Germany
08.07.2016 RheinRiot 2016, Cologne, Germany (with Devildriver, Aborted and more)
08.10.2016 Foir Aux Vins Festival, Colmar, France

08.11.2016 Hirsch, Nuremberg, Germany

08.12.2016 Brutal Assault Festival, Josefov, Czech Republic
08.13.2016 Metal on the Hill, Graz, Austria
08.15.2016 Klub B90, Danzig, Poland
08.17.2016 Barba Negra Track, Budapest, Hungary
08.19.2016 Summer Breeze, Dinkelsbuehl, Germany
08.20.2016 Himos Park, Jämsä, Finland (with Nightwish)
08.21.2016 Waterfront, Norwich, United Kingdom (supported by Soilwork)
08.22.2016 Corporation, Sheffield, United Kingdom (supported by Soilwork)
08.23.2016 Tramshed, Cardiff, United Kingdom (supported by Soilwork)
08.24.2016 Engine Rooms, Southampton, United Kingdom (supported by Soilwork)
08.26.2016 Reload Festival, Sulingen, Germany
08.27.2016 Neuborn Open Air Festival, Wörrstadt, Germany
09.22.2016 La Belle Électrique, Grenoble, France
09.23.2016 LA BAM, Metz, France
09.24.2016 Wuennstock Herbst Festival, Bad Wuennenberg, Germany
09.25.2016 Femme Metal Event, Eindhoven, Netherlands

ARCH ENEMY online:

Futurepunk band The Plague Release “Danger” Music Videos

Futurepunk band The Plague Release “Danger” Music Videos

CREDIT: Victor Bravo (click for hi-res)



Today, Rochester-based “Futurepunk” band The Plague has released their debut music video for the single “Danger.” Released last month, the post-apocalyptic track comes from the group’s upcoming EP Hope For the F.U.T.U.R.E and has already racked up over 78K plays on Spotify. In an effort to continue their DIY approach (the band releases all their music on their own label Recover Records), the trio enlisted their longtime friend Scott Hamilton to shoot the video.

Frontman David Adam Monroe says “We got something gritty that we are pumped about and hopefully our fans enjoy seeing us play for the first time!

Monroe wrote and produced the entire song himself, which should come as no surprise as he has produced records alongside Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols) and Earl Cohen (Lady Gaga, Pink, Jessica Simpson). Before getting into the production side, Monroe was in the band Third Estate, who appeared on Warped Tour from 02-06 and toured with many established acts like Story Of The Year, Yellowcard, and MCR.

Hope For The F.U.T.U.R.E will be released in the fall of 2017 on Recover Records.

Catch the band at the Buffalo, NY stop of the Vans Warped Tour on July 13th.

Connect with The Plague:
Website // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram

danger video

danger video

ONE-EYED DOLL’s KIMBERLY FREEMAN Debuts Artistic Music Video for New Song, “Amnesia” New Album, Secret Lullaby, Out Now

Debuts Artistic Music Video for New Song, “Amnesia”New Album, Secret Lullaby, Out Now

Singer and songwriter Kimberly Freeman— perhaps best known as the guitar slinging front woman of rock band One-Eyed Doll— has teamed up with The Young Folks to debut a brand new music video for her song “Amnesia.” The artistic music video was shot in only one take and can be seen here:
Freeman explains of the visual, “We wanted ‘Amnesia’ to be raw, real and vulnerable, to express the meaning of the song. I go from being completely exposed to painting myself away, which is a metaphor for not only being forgotten but also wishing to forget.”
?Amnesia? is featured on Kimberly Freeman?s third solo effort, Secret Lullaby, which was released just over a week ago on July 1st. Freeman is exploring new sonic territories on Secret Lullaby, including progressive rock leaning tracks (?Rust,? ?Cream and Sugar?), heavy piano ballads (?The Thief,? ?Journey Of Art?), and even R&B-inspired beats (?Amnesia?, ?The Missing Link?). Teaming up again with longtime producer and bandmate Jason Rufuss Sewell, the pair have created a magical and colorful collection of songs unlike anything they?ve released thus far.
The music video for Kimberly Freeman?s previous single, ?Rust? can be at: Freeman explains of the track, ??Rust? is the tale of a ship who falls in love with her captain and hopes to keep him with her at sea forever. In his loneliness, the captain loses his mind and follows the sound of a siren, plunging the two to their tragic fate.?
Secret Lullaby is available at most digital retailers and can be purchased at:
About Kimberly Freeman:
Kimberly Freeman is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, and jill of all trades. Originally from Austin, TX, Freeman is most well known as the front woman and guitarist for rock band One-Eyed Doll, where she has been featured as one of Guitar Player Magazine?s ?Top 20 Most Extraordinary Female Guitarists,? and one of Revolver Magazine?s ?Top 5 Most Influential Women In Rock.? Working her way up from creating handmade merchandise out of necessity (which she still happily does for dedicated fans), Freeman also creates unique and original handmade charms, perfumes, clothing items and more, available at Kimberly?s Magical Charms. Her solo efforts pay tribute to her commanding, yet sensual voice, while allowing her to explore wider musical territories.Kimberly Freeman Online/Socials:
https://kimberlyfreeman.bandcamp.comClick here for additional press assets (photos, art, etc)

DEVILDRIVER Announces US Tour With 36 Crazyfists, Cane Hill, Uncured and Tetrarch

DEVILDRIVER Announces US Tour With 36 Crazyfists, Cane Hill, Uncured and Tetrarch


Southern California’s revered groove metal band DevilDriver are set to return to the road this August and September on a headline tour featuring special guests 36 Crazyfists, Cane Hill, Uncured and Tetrarch.  The tour starts August 18th in San Jose, CA and wraps up September 22nd in Lubbock, TX.  A complete list of dates can be found below.
“I am proud to announce the next DevilDriver headlining through the United States.  We are bringing Our GREAT FRIENDS 36 CrazyFists who we haven’t toured with in years as well as Cane Hill, Uncured and Tetrarch! – Come out to a show and GET IN THE PIT!  See ya there!” says DevilDriverfrontman Dez Fafara about the upcoming tour.
In addition to the upcoming tour, DevilDriver will also appear as part of this year’s Chicago Open Air Festival on Sunday July 16th.
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
7/16: Chicago, IL @ Chicago Open Air
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
9/5: 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
9/20: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
9/21: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
9/22: Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Backroom
*Festival Date
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July 11, 2017 — Founding KISS guitarist, solo artist, and 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Ace Frehley has premiered an all new bonus track titled “Hard For Me” today exclusively via ULTIMATECLASSICROCK.COM. The track will appear on a reissue of his 2009 album Anomaly re-released as Anomaly Deluxe coming out on September 8, 2017 via Entertainment One Music.

?I think this new edition of the album is great ? a special treat for the fans,? says Frehley.  “And,with the bonus tracks, they?ll get a little more insight into how the album came together.?

Among the new tracks are two previously unreleased demos: ?Hard for Me,? which was later reworked into the album?s ?Foxy and Free,? and an early take of ?Pain in The Neck,? different in tempo and arrangement from the final version. Also included is the previously digital-only Anomalybonus track ?The Return of Space Bear.? 

Anomaly Deluxe will also feature enhanced album art, a new live poster, and extensive liner notes by rock writer and Ace Frehley historian, Ron Albanese (including track by track commentary by Frehley). Pre order options can be seen below.

In late 2016 the company entered into an extended agreement with Frehley to release two more studio albums.

Vice President of Sales and Acquisitions at eOne Ken Gullic says, ?We?re absolutely thrilled to have an artist of Ace?s stature on our roster, and to re-release this album on eOne. The Anomaly Deluxe edition completes the trifecta of his comeback trilogy, alongside his first Top 10 album, Space Invader, as well as Origins Vol.1.  Ace will follow this with two more studio albums.?

At the time of its release, Anomaly lived up to its name. ?There was a lot of pressure on me, because I hadn?t done an album in 20 years,? explains Frehley. ?I wasn?t sure it wasn?t going to be well-received. Luckily, it was!? The record debuted at #27 on the U.S. Billboard chart.

Between live shows in the United States, Frehley is writing for his next album, and reveals that sessions have included working with Gene Simmons for an expected 2018 release.

?I am writing for my next studio album,? he begins, ?Gene came over my house to write – it went fantastic. In a matter of three hours, he and I came up with two new songs for my (next) record. I?m thrilled.? The occasion was momentous for another reason: ?it was the first time I have worked with him while I was sober,? he reveals, ?and it was a pleasure.?

In September Frehley and his band will return to Australia and New Zealand for a series of dates with Alice Cooper.

?I have not been to Australia in a while,? he begins, ?Alice and I have been friends since the ?70s, and playing with him is going to be bigger and better.?

Speaking of playing, there is a rumor that a certain song will be performed on the tour by Frehley, one that goes back to being a fan favorite Down Under when he first toured there with KISS in 1980. The original ?Spaceman? sets the record straight.

?I gotta do ?Talk to Me? ? for Australia, I?ll do it!?

Upcoming 2017 Dates

Jul 20, 2017 – Clearwater, FL, Capitol Theatre
Jul 21, 2017 – Melbourne, FL, King Center of the Performing Arts
Jul 22, 2017 – Hollywood, FL, Hard Rock Live (Co-headlining with RATT)
Aug 19, 2017 – Las Vegas, NV, Psycho Fest, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Sep 16, 2017 – New York, NY, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

Australia and New Zealand 2017 Dates with Alice Cooper
For ticket info, visit

Oct 17,    2017 – Perth, Arena
Oct 19,    2017    – Adelaide, The Barton Theatre
Oct 20,    2017    – Melbourne, Margaret Court Arena
Oct 21,    2017    – Sydney, Hordern Pavillion
Oct 23,    2017    – Canberra, AIS Arena
Oct 24,    2017    – Newcastle, Entertainment Centre
Oct 25,    2017    – Brisbane, Convention Centre

New Zealand
Oct 27, 2017 – Auckland, The Trusts Arena
Oct 28, 2017 – Wellington, TSB Bank Arena



1. Foxy & Free
2. Outer Space
3. Pain In The Neck
4. Fox On The Run
5. Genghis Khan
6. Too Many Faces
7. Change The World
8. Space Bear (Extended)
9. A Little Below The Angels
10. Sister
11. It’s A Great Life
12. Fractured Quantum
13. Hard For Me (Bonus)
14. Pain In The Neck (Bonus – Slower Version)
15. The Return of Space Bear (Bonus)



July 14, 2017 ? Los Angeles, CA – Acclaimed rock band 12 Stones has released their much anticipated, 6th studio album, Picture Perfect, today via their new label Cleopatra Records. Fans can now purchase and stream the record at all digital service providers and physical retailers.

Purchase/Stream Picture Perfect:
Cleopatra Records (CD) –
Since their formation in 2001, 12 Stones have been one of hard rock?s prominent acts. They found major success with albums like 2004?s Potter?s Fieldand 2007?s Anthem for the Underdog as well as placements in blockbuster movies like ?The Scorpion King,? ?Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man?s Chest,? ?Elektra? and ?Daredevil.? Vocalist Paul McCoy also won a Grammy Award for ?Best Hard Rock Performance? in 2004 for his contribution to Evanescence?s mega-hit ?Bring Me To Life.?
In early 2016, 12 Stones began a new chapter in their career by joining Cleopatra Records, with whom they?ve released their 6th studio album, Picture Perfect. The new record finds the band revitalized and at their best with 14 heavy hitting rock anthems.
?We all agree that this is our favorite album yet. Cleopatra Records gave us creative freedom to make the record we wanted to make. We can’t wait for all of you to hear it. Thanks for all of your support. cheers, Paul.? ? Paul McCoy
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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
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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
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  • 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

EYEHATEGOD will kick off a thirty-nine-date US mega tour this Tuesday! The Left To Starve summer takeover will 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…”

See all confirmed dates below and check out the tour teaser courtesy of Chariot Of Black Moth at THIS LOCATION.

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-Mags
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

EYEHATEGOD continues to deafen the masses in support of their self-titled LP which dropped in 2014 via Housecore Records, breaking the band’s decade-and-a-half gap since their prior full-length and marking the most successful release of the band’s storied history. Consequence Of Sound called the record “…their most entertaining release since 1996’s Dopesick… urgent and raw, as if the band hasn’t aged a day,” Pitchfork gushed,they’ve come out swinging, armed with yet another of their often-renewed leases on life and still spoiling for a fight. That EyeHateGod exists at all is a miracle in and of itself, but the fact that it is so damn great is simply extraordinary.” Added Metal Injection, “in terms of consistency and sheer ‘fuck yeah!’-ness. this is right up there in that first tier of must have EYEHATEGOD platters. Welcome back, boys. You earned it.”

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 IndieMerch HERE.

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.

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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