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FLYLEAF Release New Album ‘Between The Stars’ | Fall Tour Kicks Off 10/2

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, Featured, New Music, News, Releases with tags , , , , , , , , on September 17, 2014 by Randy

Yesterday (9/16), FLYLEAF—the five-piece, multi-platinum alternative rock band—released their highly anticipated fourth studio album BETWEEN THE STARS, via Loud & Proud Records, and it’s earning early accolades.

FLYLEAF recorded BETWEEN THE STARS’ 12 songs–which are rooted in powerful vocal melodies, driving bass and drums along with bold guitar work that create a heavy, hypnotic soundscape throughout–in Los Angeles with producer Don Gilmore (Pearl Jam, Linkin Park, Bullet For My Valentine, Avril Lavigne). BETWEEN THE STARS is available for purchase on iTunes HERE and Amazon HERE.

FLYLEAFKRISTEN MAY (vocals), SAMEER BHATTACHARYA (guitars), JARED HARTMANN (guitars), PAT SEALS (bass), JAMES CULPEPPER (drums)—are gearing up for their national fall tour launching Thursday, October 2 in Waco, TX. The trek, with opening acts Ryan White and Lullwater, will hit the Gramercy Theater in New York City on Thursday, October 16 and the House of Blues in Los Angeles on Tuesday, November 4 before wrapping Friday, November 7 in San Diego, CA. Tickets are on-sale now. For the full tour itinerary and more information including where to purchase tickets, visit: www.flyleafmusic.com/tour.

Catch FLYLEAF on tour this fall:
DATE CITY VENUE
THU 10/2 Waco, TX Common Grounds
FRI 10/3 Lubbock, TX Jake’s Backroom
SAT 10/4 San Antonio, TX 210 Kapones Live
SUN 10/5 Corpus Christi, TX House of Rock
TUE 10/7 Houston, TX Scout Bar
WED 10/8 Baton Rouge, LA Varsity Theatre
THU 10/9 Atlanta, GA The Loft @ Center Stage
SAT 10/11 Carrboro, NC Cats Cradle
MON 10/13 Washington, DC Rock & Roll Hotel
TUE 10/14 Cambridge, MA TT the Bears
THU 10/16 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
FRI 10/17 Philadelphia, PA District N9ne
SAT 10/18 Portland, ME Asylum
MON 10/20 Pontiac, MI The Crofoot
TUE 10/21 Chicago, IL Subterranean
WED 10/22 Milwaukee, WI Rave Bar
FRI 10/24 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
SAT 10/25 Colorado Springs, CO Black Sheep
SUN 10/26 Denver, CO The Summit Music Hall
TUE 10/28 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
THU 10/30 Seattle, WA El Corazon
FRI 10/31 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
SAT 11/1 San Francisco, CA Slims
SUN 11/2 Fresno, CA Strummer’s
TUE 11/4 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
THU 11/6 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
FRI 11/7 San Diego, CA North Park Theater

 

LACUNA COIL return to North America

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, Featured, New Music, News, Releases, Shows with tags , , , , , on August 6, 2014 by Randy

LACUNA COIL continues their world tour in support of their latest Century Media release, BROKEN CROWN HALO. This will be the second run of dates on this album cycle in the U.S. and Canada for the Italian Rockers! Devil You Know is set to support the entire tour and Starset are also appearing Sept. 23 – Oct. 12 except Oct. 7&8, where Unlocking The Truth will join for those two nights. Up and coming Canadian band Incura have been added to all Canadian shows. The tour will kick off in Sacramento at this year’s AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL. LACUNA COIL Front woman Cristina Scabbia had this to say:

“Hello all!! Busy year for Lacuna Coil …and we couldn’t be happier! We will be back in the US AND (finally!) Canada again! We are very excited to announce that, and to bring the new songs and the new dark aura back on the road. Our friend Howard Jones and his band Devil You Know will be joining us in the madness. It will be a great tour and you HAVE to share the fun with us!”

 

Sept 14 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival (Discovery Park)

Sept 16 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

Sept 17 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory

Sept 19 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory

Sept 20 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

Sept 21 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue

Sept 23 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room

Sept 24 – Calgary, AB @ Republik

Sept 25 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange

Sept 26 – Winnipeg, MB @ West End Culture Center

Sept 27 – Thunder Bay, ONT @ Crocks

Sept 29 – Toronto, ONT @ The Opera House

Sept 30 – London, ONT @ London Music Hall

Oct 1 – Ottawa, ONT @ Mavericks

Oct 3 – Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle

Oct 4 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre

Oct 5 – Portland, ME @ The Asylum

Oct 7 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon

Oct 8 – Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring

Oct 10 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater

Oct 11 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

Oct 12 – New York, NY Gramercy Theatre

 

SONIC SYNDICATE Releases Official ‘Before You Finally Break’ Music Video feat. SOILWORK’s Björn ‘Speed’ Strid!

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, Featured, New Music, News, Previews, Releases, Videos with tags , , , , , , , on June 11, 2014 by Randy

Anglo-Swedish modern metal powerhouse SONIC SYNDICATE have released the official music video for the second single, ‘Before You Finally Break’, off the band’s upcoming self-titled, fifth album.

 


The clip was shot by renowned director Patric Ullaeus (IN FLAMES, DIMMU BORGIR, CHILDREN OF BODOM, uvm) and features SOILWORK singer Björn ‘Speed’ Strid on guest vocals. Check it out at http://smarturl.it/SoSyBYFB

 

Commented singer Nathan James Biggs„I’m honored to call Speed a friend. I’ve been a big SOILWORK fan for years. Those guys were a massive hand in crafting that trademark Swedish sound so it made perfect sense to ask Speed when we knew we wanted to do a song with guest vocals. Performance wise I think we have similar styles and execution, but at the same time we both have our own thing going on so the voices compliment each other to great effect. My idea was also to have a real battle between our vocals. I hate it when you have these “featuring” songs and the guest just pops up for a chorus and then does backing vocals for a while in the verse or something. This is a real fight between us for the mic and I’m sure people are gonna appreciate that.“

Bjorn “Speed” Strid adds:

“Working with Sonic Syndicate is always a pleasure, whether it’s in the studio, tour, or in a cool looking abandoned car shop in the industrial area of Gothenburg. I loved recording vocals on this song and especially being able to do somewhat of a duet with Nathan Biggs. He’s a truly talented singer and a good friend. Doing the video was easy, fun and pretty intense at the same time. It turned out real sick.. Check it out!”

 

The first single off the album, ‘Black Hole Halo’, can be viewed at http://youtu.be/7RxHJeKNXSQ

Also check out the studio trailer for more info: 
Part #1 can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/MgWlvLrUjOc
Part #2 is available here: http://youtu.be/fAqC_WEYrcI
Part #3 can be checked out at this location: http://youtu.be/oahYekbZD-g

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The album will be self-titled and is set to be released July 8, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.

Pre-order the album here: http://shop.nuclearblast.com/en/shop/item/groups/51000.1.html?article_group_sort_type_handle=rank&custom_keywords=sonic%20syndicate

Commented guitarist, main songwriter and founding member, Robin Sjunnesson“We decided to go with this one as a “Self-Titled” release. Mainly because as an album we have put everything we’ve got into it. All of our experience as musicians, the evolution of the music, the sound from all eras of the band, and also the road we have taken as people. This is us, this is Sonic Syndicate in all its beauty and destruction. It shows our strength, our love for melody, our scars, our energy. The cover art is a definite representation of that. In the background, a battle-torn city laid to waste, four figures emerging together with only each other to depend on in an environment so harsh, only those with a tough heart, body and soul can survive. The tone throughout this album is definitely darker, and as my Swedish family would say “With a red-line running in the middle” so we put this into the colour-scheme. We could not be more proud of this album, and we thank our fans for the support, it’s because of them that we’re here. This album is for you.”











The album will include a total of 11 tracks while the limited edition digipak will feature no less than 3 bonus tracks on top.





Sonic Syndicate tracklist:


01. Day Of The Dead



02. Black Hole Halo



03. Long Road Home



04. My Revenge



05. Before You Finally Break (feat. Speed/SOILWORK)



06. Catching Fire



07. Unbreakable


08. It Takes Me


09. See What I See



10. So Addicted



11. The Flame That Changed The World



BONUS TRACKS:

12. Diabolical Work Of Art



13. What We Shared



14. Another Soldier Down






Sonic Syndicate marks the band’s first release in four years after taking a break after touring the world in support of 2010’s critically acclaimed We Rule The Night. 





Commented the band: “It’s crazy, exciting, and mind-blowing to be back! The one thing we were looking forward to more than hitting the studio, was getting back on the road and seeing our fans, and now we have a killer new album to go out with! We can’t wait for you to hear the new material, and of course we’ll be ripping apart the stage with our favorite songs from all our albums! It is our personal mission to guarantee that these will be our most kick-ass, energetic and dynamic live shows yet. If you’ve seen SOSY live before then you’re gonna want to see the “Diabolical Tour of Art” as its gonna be bigger, better and more bad-ass. If you’ve never seen SOSY live before then now is the perfect time to join the party, and get to one of the cities we’re playing. Damn, this is gonna be good!”

 

www.sonicsyndicate.com | www.facebook.com/sonicsyndicateband | 

BEARTOOTH DEBUT ALBUM DISGUSTING OUT TODAY VIA RED BULL RECORDS

Posted in Artist Watch, Featured, New Music, News, Releases, Shows with tags , , , , , , on June 11, 2014 by Randy

 Columbus, OH hardcore outfit Beartooth has released their debut full length album Disgusting today via Red Bull Records. Watch the video for new song “Beaten In Lips” here, watch an exclusive behind the scenes clip and stream the album here and buy the album here.

Written, performed, produced and mixed by 21 year-old Caleb Shomo, Disgusting shares equal inspiration with brutal metalcore as with old-school punk like The Ramones and the bombastic theatricality of Queen. The end result is a back-to-basics hardcore stomp interspersed with anthemic choruses that prompted Alternative Press to name Beartooth one of their ‘Bands You Need to Know in 2014’ and feature Caleb on their July issue cover.

More early praise for Disgusting:

“A breathless, bile-filled audio belch. Screams are instinctive, not stylized. Lyrics are like bloodstained diary entries…Equally emotional and exhilarating, Disgusting is a contender fordebut album of the year.”
Rock Sound
 “A band to watch” – Revolver
Disgusting is a roller coaster ride of truth, rebellion and raw emotion guaranteed to seize the attention of skeptics and eager fans alike. 9/10.” – Outburn
“Trust us when we say they will be one of your favourite bands by the end of 2014.” – Big Cheese
“Set to be one of the year’s biggest new bands.” – Metal Hammer
“An absolutely exhilarating listen. 4 ½ stars” – Alternative Press
“The world’s best new band.” – Kerrang
“An onslaught of great riffs and catchy choruses…Shomo has done a fantastic job. 4 ½ stars.” HM

Beartooth began as a way for Caleb to blow off steam after leaving his role as front man for Attack Attack! Caleb and his hometown friends started jamming; hanging out in his basement studio and playing music for fun. They released an EP, Sick, and then hit the road, touring North America with August Burns Red, Memphis May Fire and others. In between support slots the five-piece headlined everywhere from basements to club shows, building a strong and devoted following. The EP’s accompanying music videos quickly accumulated almost 2 million views and set the stage for Disgusting.

Fresh from a UK & European tour with Of Mice & Men, Beartooth will be heading out on the entire length of this year’s Vans Warped Tour, which kicks off June 13th in Houston, TX.  Full tour dates are below.

Beartooth Van’s Warped Tour Dates:

June 13 Houston, TX – Reliant Center Parking Lot

June 14 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center

June 15 Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion

June 17 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater

June 18 Mesa, AZ – Quail Run Park

June 19 Las Vegas, NV – UNLV Intramural Fields

June 20 Pomona, CA – Pomona Fairplex

June 21 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre

June 22 Ventura, CA – Seaside Park

June 25 Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre

June 26 Wheatland, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre

June 28 Southeast Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheater

June 29 Portland, OR – Portland Expo Center Parking Lot

July 02   Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

July 03   Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center

July 04   Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

July 05   Montreal, QC – Parterre Île Notre Dame at Parc Jean-Drapeau

July 06   Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Concert Center

July 08   Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

July 09   Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavilion

July 10   Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center (formerly Comcast Center)

July 11   Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center

July 12   Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheater

July 13   Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre (Formerly Comcast Theatre)

July 15   Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion

July 16   Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center

July 17   Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center

July 18   Auburn Hills, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills

July 19   Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

July 20   Shakopee, MN – Canterbury Park

July 22   Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion

July 23   Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live At Virginia Beach

July 24   Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

July 25   St. Petersburg, FL – Vinoy Park

July 26   West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre

July 27   Orlando, FL – Central Florida Fairgrounds

July 28   Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte

July 29   Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Fairgrounds

July 30   Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Amphitheatre

July 31   Bonner Springs, KS – Cricket Wireless Amphitheater

August 02 Salt Lake City, UT – Utah State Fairpark

August 03 Denver, CO – Sports Authority Field at Mile High

www.BeartoothBand.com

www.RedBullRecords.com

MISS MAY I Reveals Spring 2014 Tour Update Video via Alternative Press Magazine

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, Featured, New Music, News, Shows, Videos with tags , , , , on June 11, 2014 by Randy

New Album “Rise Of The Lion” Out Now!

 

Touring this Summer on the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival

 

MISS MAY I recently finished up their “Up Close and Personal” spring tour cycle with a blistering performance at Rock On The Range. Today, Alternative Press brings you an exclusive tour update video featuring backstage performance footage, behind-the-scenes interview clips, and more. Check out this special look at the band’s spring touring season here, and stay tuned for more exclusives leading up to the band’s highly-anticipated stint on this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival!

 

“The Up Close and Personal Tour was a great opportunity for us to meet all of our fans and really connect with the crowd,” states vocalist Levi Benton. “On top of that we got to play our biggest show yet in our hometown state Ohio at Rock On The Range in front of thousands. Right now we are getting our summer shirts on and cutting off the sleeves for a hot and sweaty Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival!”

 

MISS MAY I’s new album, Rise Of The Lion, is out now via Rise Records! Get your copy via iTunes here. Rise Of The Lion is MISS MAY I’s fourth album and the first to be produced by the legendary Terry Date (PanteraDeftones, White Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon). Rise Of The Lion is inspired by the countless fan letters the band has received over the years.

 

This summer, MISS MAY I will perform on the COLDCOCK American Herbal Flavored Whiskey Second Stage at the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem FestivalMISS MAY I will be joining the likes of multi-platinum headliners Avenged Sevenfold, as well as Korn, Asking Alexandria, Trivium, Cannibal Corpse, Suicide SilenceMushroomhead, Texas Hippie Coalition,  King 810, Body Count featuring Ice-T, Upon A Burning Body, Veil of Maya, Darkest Hour, Emmure, Ill Nino, Wretched, Islander, and Erimha. For more details visit www.rockstarmayhemfest.com and see below for a full listing of dates that MISS MAY I will be performing on.

  

 

MISS MAY I 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Performance Dates:

7/5 – CA – San Bernardino – San Manuel Amphitheatre

7/6 – CA – Mountain View (San Francisco) – Shoreline Amphitheatre

7/8 – WA – Auburn (Seattle) – White River Amphitheatre

7/9 – ID – Boise – Idaho Center Amphitheatre

7/11 – AZ – Phoenix – Ak-Chin Pavilion

7/12 – NM – Albuquerque – Isleta Amphitheatre

7/13 – CO – Denver – Fillmore Auditorium (A Taste Of Mayhem)

7/16 – MO – St. Louis – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

7/17 – MI – Detroit – DTE Energy Music Theater

7/18 – WI – Milwaukee – Eagles Ballroom 

7/19 – IN – Indianapolis – Kilpsch Music Center

7/20 – IL – Chicago – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

7/22 – MA – Mansfield (Boston) – Xfinity Center

7/23 – NY – Saratoga – Saratoga Performing Arts Center

7/25 – ON – Toronto (Canada) – Molson Amphitheatre

7/26 – PA – Burgettstown (Pittsburgh) – First Niagara Pavilion

7/27 – CT – Hartford – Xfinity Theatre

7/29 – NY – Darien Center – Darien Lake

8/1 – NJ – Camden (Philadelphia, PA) – Susquehanna Bank Center

8/2 – PA – Scranton -The Pavilion At Montage Mountain

8/3 – VA – Bristow (Washington, DC) – Jiffy Lube Live

8/5 – GA – Atlanta – Lakewood Amphitheatre

8/6 – TN – Memphis – Memphis International Raceway

8/7 – OK – Oklahoma City – OKC Air Park

8/9 – TX – Dallas – Gexa Energy Pavilion

8/10 – TX – The Woodlands (Houston) – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

 

*Lineups in each city may vary.  Go to www.rockstarmayhemfest.com for full lineup details.

 

After the resounding underground success of their debut full-length release Monument, MISS MAY I took a step beyond the metalcore world they had grown up in with the release of their album At Heart in 2012. The record, produced by renowned record producer Machine (Lamb Of God), proved to be one of the strongest and most surprising metal records of the last few years, spawning huge singles in the songs ‘Hey Mister’ and ‘Day By Day’. Entering the Billboard Top 200 charts in its first week at #32, At Heart saw the band embrace a more mainstream metal approach to their music. During their 2012 Vans Warped Tour main stage onslaught, the At Heart campaign made massive leaps, seeing MISS MAY I nominated for ‘Best New Talent’ award at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards, as well as headlining the Alternative Press 2012 Tour, and picking up support at Active Rock Radio for the first time. On the live side, the band was hand-picked for tours with the likes of Five Finger Death PunchKillswitch Engage and Bullet For My Valentine.

To learn more about MISS MAY I, please visit www.missmayimusic.com and www.mmiriseofthelion.com

KILL DEVIL HILL Welcome TYPE O NEGATIVE Drummer Johnny Kelly To Band

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, Featured, News, Shows with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2014 by Randy

KILL DEVIL HILL are proud to announce the addition of TYPE O NEGATIVE drummer Johnny Kelly to the band. Kelly, who also plays with DANZIG and his own band A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH, replaces the recently departed Vinny Appice.

“I’m really excited about coming on board with Kill Devil Hill,” says Kelly. “I’ve been a fan since their debut and have known the guys for a long-time. It’s also clear that I have some really big shoes to fill. I’m ready for that challenge as I prepare for KDH’s next chapter – this is gonna be a blast!”

The band will play their first shows with Kelly behind the kit April 4-6 [see dates below], three warm-up shows before embarking on an Australian run with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. More expansive North American dates will be announced shortly.

Adds KILL DEVIL HILL bassist Rex Brown: “We all have a lot of love and respect for Vinny and have been honored to have jammed with him over the last few years – we wish Vinny well with all his future endeavors, it has been a blast!”

“It’s been a great musical adventure from the beginning, but the time has now come to go our separate ways and continue to make music that we love,” says Appice of his decision to leave the band.

Featuring PANTERA and former DOWN bassist Rex Brown, ex-PISSING RAZORS frontman Dewey Bragg, acclaimed session/touring guitarist MARK ZAVON and now TYPE O NEGATIVE, DANZIG and A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH drummer Johnny Kelly, KILL DEVIL HILL deliver a crushing sound that combines a contemporary feel with a classic aesthetic that few bands today can rival. The band will be on the road throughout 2014.

KILL DEVIL HILL
APRIL
4: Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vamp’d
5: Hollywood, CA – Viper Room
6: Long Beach, CA – Gas Lamp

KILL DEVIL HILL Australian Tour
(with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE)

APRIL
11: Brisbane, QLD – Eaton’s Hill
12: Kensington, NSW – UNSW Roundhouse
13: Melbourne, Victoria – Palace Theatre
15: Adelaide, SA – HQ Complex
16: Perth, WA – Metro City

More North American dates to be announced shortly…

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