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The Rock Tribune is merging with the brand new “Hall of Mears Podcast” | New content coming soon – Late 2019

Posted in Uncategorized on November 12, 2019 by Randy

Chicago – Randy Hall, founder and lead contributor for The Rock Tribune, is back at it. This time, he has teamed up with Mike Mears on a new and edgey podcast.

“A podcast you can relate to. Randy Hall and Mike Mears offer commentary and opinions on everything from Politics to Music. Hall of Mears welcomes a variety of guests to sit down, have a drink, and talk with us. Their conversations about current events, pop culture, and sports without having to be politically correct creates an entertaining, and sometimes eyebrow raising experience for our followers.”

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MISS MAY I Releases Official Music Video for New Single ‘Gone’

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, New Music, News, Previews, Releases, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 28, 2014 by Randy

New Album ‘Rise Of The Lion’ Drops in North America on April 29, 2014 via Rise Records – Pre Order Today via


Upcoming “Up Close And Personal” Headline Tour Hits the U.S. East Coast in April/May 2014 with For The Fallen Dreams – Ticket Price Includes a Hard Copy CD!

MISS MAY I’s blistering new offering, Rise Of The Lion, is set to hit stores in North America on April 29, 2014 via Rise Records (April 28 in the UK, April 25 in Australia). This is MISS MAY I’s fourth album and the first to be produced by the legendary Terry Date (Pantera, Deftones, White Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon). The countless fan letters the band has received over the years are the inspiration for the tracks on Rise Of The Lion, and each track is written from the perspective of those fans or responses to them.

Today, the band slams out of the gate with a double dose of metal, offering up their brand new single ‘Gone’ along with its accompanying music video via the official Rise Of The Lion launch site, Take a listen now and while visiting the site, check out the band’s three studio updates, as well as tour date information. Beginning today at the site, you can pre-order the album in digital, physical CD, and vinyl versions, as well as special pre-order packages including exclusive Rise Of The Lion shirts, necklaces, posters, and more!

“We wanted to release a video that showed the true bare bones of our band,” states frontman Levi Benton. “We really found ourselves on this new record and we felt we needed a video that had no bells and whistles and was just five guys jamming and thrashing. It also shows the creation of the album artwork, which is a real statement about MISS MAY I. The lion logo that is being tattooed represents our band as a whole.”


Levi adds, “‘Gone’ is about heartbreak and feeling like you are lost within that heartbreak. We know everyone has felt this, so as this record being letters back to our fans we wanted to address this. One too many times I have read a letter about someone feeling so broken they felt they felt like they couldn’t make it and that our music helped them find a way. This song is for them!”


The worldwide release of Rise Of The Lion will be supported by a brief headline tour of the United States this April and May, with support from For The Fallen Dreams. MISS MAY I’s “Up Close and Personal” Tour will stop in eight cities, including a closer in their home state of Ohio at Rock On The Range. Get this – each ticket price includes a copy of Rise Of The Lion hard copy CD!


MISS MAY I U.S. Tour Dates:

4/29     Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen

4/30     Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme

5/1       Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room at Crofoot Ballroom

5/2       Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose

5/3       New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall

5/4       Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar

5/6       Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary

5/18     Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range


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 Punch, Killswitch Engage and Bullet For My Valentine.

IN THIS MOMENT Preview ‘BLOOD AT THE ORPHEUM’ Live DVD With Release Of “Beautiful Tragedy” Footage

Posted in All Metal, New Music, News, Previews, Releases, Shows, Uncategorized, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2014 by Randy

‘BLOOD’ Special Edition With Bonus ‘BLOOD AT THE ORPHEUM’ Live DVD On-Sale January 21 In North America 

Exclusive Pre-Sale Packages Available Now At CM DISTRO

THE HELLPOP II Tour Underway With 


“WHORE” Remix EP On-Sale Now Digitally

Band To Set Sail On SHIPROCKED Cruise January 26

With the January 21 release of ‘BLOOD’ Special Edition only a week away, IN THIS MOMENT are offering a taste of the two-disc set online – watch “Beautiful Tragedy” from the bonus ‘BLOOD AT THE ORPHEUM’ live DVD here:

The ‘BLOOD’ Special Edition package is set for a January 21, 2014 release in North America and includes a bonus cover of the NINE INCH NAILS track “Closer” on the ‘BLOOD’ CD, and a live DVD featuring a full 100-minute concert shot in Madison, WI, earlier this year, behind the scenes footage and interviews. In Europe, ‘BLOOD AT THE ORPHEUM’ will be released February 17 as a limited edition standalone DVD, and digitally in an audio-only format.

CLICK HERE to watch the official ‘BLOOD AT THE ORPHEUM’ trailer.

In North America, the album will be available in the following formats:

  • ‘BLOOD’ Special Edition CD with ‘BLOOD AT THE ORPHEUM’ DVD (on sale January 21)
  • ‘BLOOD’ Special Edition CD with ‘BLOOD AT THE ORPHEUM’ BLU-RAY (on sale January 21 exclusively at Best Buy)
  • ‘BLOOD AT THE ORPHEUM’ digital audio release (on sale January 21)
  • ‘BLOOD AT THE ORPHEUM’ digital video release (on sale February 18)
  • ‘BLOOD’ Special Edition CD with ‘BLOOD AT THE ORPHEUM’ DVD pre-sale packages including exclusive merchandise (available only at CM Distro)


Exclusive pre-sale bundles including long-sleeve IN THIS MOMENT shirts, a tank dress for women, and 7″ “Blood” singles are on sale now – CLICK HERE to view.

“Whore” is the third single from ‘BLOOD’, and continues to climb at radio, where the track currently sits at #15 on the Active Rock charts. Released in August 2012 on Century Media Records, the album made the highest debut of the band’s career, entering the Billboard Top 200 at No. 15 and selling more than 20,000 units first week. The record has emerged as one of the best selling rock albums of the past year, recently surpassing 200,000 in sales according to SoundScan.

The video for “Whore” [CLICK HERE to watch] is turning heads with its stark, voyeuristic feel, combining the theatrical aplomb that marks IN THIS MOMENT’s live performances with visuals that are as compelling as they are disturbing. Directed by Robert Kley, who was also at the helm for the band’s “Adrenalize” [CLICK HERE to watch] and “Blood” [CLICK HERE to watch] videos, “Whore” co-stars MOTIONLESS IN WHITE frontman Chris Motionless. “His look is so perfect for the dirty vintage feel of the video, and he was a perfect gentleman while being violated by me,” says ITM frontwoman Maria Brink.

A “Whore” remix EP is now available digitally on iTunes and Amazon, and features the following tracks:

  • “Whore” (album version)
  • “Whore (Nikka Bling Remix)”
  • “Blood (Sluggo Remix)”
  • “Adrenalize (Mr. Kane Remix)”
  • “The Blood Legion (Mitch Marlow Remix)”
  • IN THIS MOMENT kicked off 2014 with THE HELLPOP TOUR II January 3 in Seattle, WA. The month-long tour wraps January 25 in Cape Coral, FL, where the band will then make a return engagement on the SHIPROCKED cruise January 26-30, which sets sail out of Miami, FL, to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas. For more information, visit Joining IN THIS MOMENT on HELLPOP II are BUTCHER BABIES in direct support, DEVOUR THE DAY and ALL HAIL THE YETI.

    Two Crowd Surge fan packages are available for the January run, one with a ticket and pre-show meet-and-greet, and the other including a ticket, t-shirt and meet-and-greet. For more details on fan club packages, please visit the official In This Moment Facebook page. Tickets for all shows are available now, and complete dates are listed below.




    14: Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre

    15: Pittsburgh, PA – Club Zoo

    17: Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero

    18: Hartford, CT – Webster Theater

    19: Huntington, NY – The Paramount

    21: Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
    22: Winston-Salem, NC – Ziggy’s
    24: Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
    25: Cape Coral, FL – Dixie Roadhouse
    01: Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s
    03: Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
    04: Arlington Heights, IL – Home Bar




    26-30: Miami, FL to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas

    IN THIS MOMENT online:


Posted in Shows, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on January 15, 2014 by Randy
San Diego rock band My Iron Lung has announced they will be joining Being As An Ocean on their upcoming spring tour.  The band will provide support alongside A Lot Like Birds, Idle Hands and This Wild Life.
My Iron Lung is currently touring in support of their Grief EP which was released via Pure Noise Records in 2013.  Fans can stream the record now at
My Iron Lung Tour Dates:
March 8 – Mesa, AZ – The Underground
March 9 – Albuquerque, NM – Blackwater Music
March 10 – El Paso, TX – The Spot
March 11 – San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
March 12 – Mcallen, TX – Las Palmas
March 13 – Austin, TX – SXSW
March 16 – Dallas, TX – QuikTrip Park
March 18 – Des Moines, IA – Blue Moose Tap House
March 19 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
March 20 – Salt Lake City, UT – Brickyard
March 21 – Spokane, WA – The Hop
March 22 – Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
March 23 – Portland, OR – Branx
March 24 – Sacramento, CA – Assembly
March 25 – San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Brewing Company
March 26 – Fresno, PA – Strummer’s
March 27 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
March 28 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues (side room)
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