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IN THIS MOMENT Premiere “WHORE” Music Video

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, Featured, New Music, News, Photos, Previews, Releases, Reviews, Shows, Uncategorized, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , on December 6, 2013 by Randy

THE HELLPOP II Tour To Launch January 2, 2014 With


‘BLOOD’ Album Sales Surge Past 200,000


“WHORE” Single #17 At Active Rock Radio 


Band To Set Sail On SHIPROCKED Cruise In January 2014


You’ve heard the song, now it’s time to see the video – IN THIS MOMENT are proud to unveil “Whore” in its full cinematic splendor, and have released the song’s official music video today across Clear Channel’s nationwide network of websites. You can watch the video on your favorite Clear Channel Active Rock radio station website or Facebook page, or CLICK HERE to view the video at

The video has a 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” and “Blood” 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 IN THIS MOMENT frontwoman Maria Brink.

“I knew how amazing placing the visual arts to ‘Whore’ would be when we wrote it, and I have been waiting to release this video since we recorded the song,” Brink continues of the band’s new video. “I am so passionate about the concepts and every single detail that goes into shooting a music video, and I created my own stimulating visual metaphor to make this – I am grateful to have worked with Robert Kley again, he always seems to help me bring what I see in my mind to life. ‘Whore’ is a song that pushes boundaries, and I needed the video to do the same. The song is about taking back control. It is about rising above and finding the power within ourselves. I hope everyone enjoys it!”


Adds IN THIS MOMENT guitarist Chris Howorth: “‘Whore’ is one of my favorite songs on ‘Blood’ and the video is the best we have created to date – it’s just as creepy and sexy as our live show, with a bunch of extra surprises. Maria really outdid herself on this one… this is her twisted vision brought to life, enjoy!”

“Whore” continues to climb at radio, where the track currently sits at #17 with a bullet on the Active Rock charts. The song is the third single from IN THIS MOMENT’s breakthrough album ‘Blood’ – released in August 2012 on Century Media Records, it marked 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.

IN THIS MOMENT are kicking off 2014 with THE HELLPOP TOUR II. Set to launch January 2 in Portland, OR, the 16-city 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. The band wrapped the first leg of their headlining HELLPOP extravaganza November 27 in Los Angeles.

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.


Maria Brink had this to say about her provocative photo shoot to promote “Whore”: “I decided to pose nude for the visual art for ‘Whore’ to evoke a raw vulnerable emotion. The word WHORE written down my back and the dunce cap symbolize me placing myself on the stake for those who are suffering, and I can only hope to encourage at least one person to find the self worth and love they deserve to transcend out of a painful situation into a beautiful one. It is about finding our power and taking a stand. We are resilient beings and need to realize our incredible strengths. I will not bow down to others perceptions of me. I will only rise in the name of art, love and music.”




02: Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom

03: Seattle, WA – Showbox At The Market

04: Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory

05: Missoula, MT – Wilma Theater

07: Denver, CO – The Fillmore Auditorium

08: Kansas City, MO – The Midland By AMC

10: Arlington Heights, IL – HOME Bar

11: Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s

12: Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s

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




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



MARIA BRINK – vocals

CHRIS HOWORTH – lead guitar


RANDY WEITZEL – rhythm guitar

TOM HANE – drums

STOLEN BABIES Announce Upcoming U.S. Tour with STONE SOUR and POP EVIL – Coming This January/February

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, Featured, New Music, News, Shows, Uncategorized with tags , , , on December 6, 2013 by Randy

Experimental rock group STOLEN BABIES are pleased to announce their upcoming U.S. tour with headlining hard rock giants Stone Sour and fellow supporters Pop Evil. The tour begins on January 14th in Orlando, FL and stops in several major American cities through February 15th.  See below for all current tour dates and make sure to get tickets now before there are none left! Additional dates are scheduled for announcement.

Drummer Gil Sharone says, “We’re really excited about being on the Stone Sour tour and coming back to so many of our favorite cities. It’s a big deal to us and we’re grateful for the opportunity.”



14-Jan  Orlando, FL @ House of Blues

15-Jan  Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore

17-Jan  Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live

18-Jan  New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

19-Jan  Philadelphia, PA @ TLA

21-Jan  Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

22-Jan  Boston, MA @ House of Blues

24-Jan  Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

25-Jan  Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s

26-Jan  Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts

28-Jan  Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

31-Jan  Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre

1-Feb   Sioux Falls, SD @ The District

3-Feb   Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

5-Feb   West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues

6-Feb   Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues

8-Feb   Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues

9-Feb   Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee

11-Feb El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls

13-Feb Dallas, TX @ House of Blues

14-Feb Houston, TX @ House of Blues

15-Feb San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live



STOLEN BABIES drummer Gil Sharone is an official nominee in the Modern Drummer 2014 Readers Poll! Gil is nominated in the Best Clinician category. Support STOLEN BABIES and cast your vote for Gil HERE.


While you are surfing the web, check out the band’s latest music video for the track ‘Second Sleep’. The video was directed by Ilan Sharone, well-known video director and brother of Rani and Gil, with visual FX and animation by Meats Meier. The track is cut from the band’s most recent full-length release, entitled Naught. The album is available at your local music retailer and through iTunes, Amazon and all other standard digital retailers.



For more information on STOLEN BABIES, please visit these websites:




Dominique Lenore Persi – Lead Vocals/Accordion

Rani Sharone – Bass/Guitar/Vocals

Gil Sharone – Drums

Century Media Records celebrates 25th anniversary with “Top 25” iTunes sale

Posted in All Metal, Featured, New Music, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 6, 2013 by Randy

Founded in 1988, Century Media Records is one of the leading independent labels in the music industry, boasting a roster that spans almost every sub-genre within heavy metal and hard rock, and a massive back catalog that includes some of the genre’s most legendary acts. The label celebrated its 25th anniversary this year with new releases from QUEENSRYCHE, BUTCHER BABIES, WATAIN, EYES SET TO KILL and BUCKCHERRY, among many others.

To further honor this landmark, Century Media has teamed-up with iTunes for a “Top 25” sale from 12/3-12/16. All of the following best-sellers will be available for $7.99 or less:

“Top 25” iTunes sale titles:

ARCH ENEMY – Doomsday Machine

CANDIRIA – 300 Percent Density

CELTIC FROST – Monotheist

CRYPTOPSY – Whisper Supremacy


EYEHATEGOD – Take As Needed for Pain

GOD FORBID – Gone Forever

GRAVE – Into the Grave

ICED EARTH – Something Wicked This Way Comes

IN FLAMES – Sounds Of A Playground Fading


LACUNA COIL – Comalies

MERAUDER – Master Killer

MOONSPELL – Irreligious

NACHTMYSTIUM – Assassins: Black Meddle Pt. 1

NEVERMORE – This Godless Endeavor


SENTENCED – Amok / Love & Death

SHADOWS FALL – The War Within


STUCK MOJO – Pigwalk


THE GATHERING – Nighttime Birds

TIAMAT – Wildhoney / Gaia – EP

OTHERWISE – True Love Never Dies

Century Media Records online:

Baltimore, MD Heavy Hitters SKY CAME BURNING Unleash Brand New Lyric Video for Thought-Provoking Title Track ‘Vertigo’

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, Featured, New Music, News, Previews, Releases, Shows, Uncategorized, Videos with tags , , , , , , , on November 25, 2013 by Randy

New EP “Vertigo” Coming Early 2014

Fast-advancing Baltimore, MD metalcore band SKY CAME BURNING are releasing another exclusive for their diehard fans, this time in the form of a new lyric video for the title track off of their new EP, ‘Vertigo’. The track puts a back and forth conversation between a parent and child to music. The song was again recorded with Drewsif Stalin and the lyric video was created by Josiah Moore (Sirens and Sailors, You and Die). Check out the lyric video here:

“This song is obviously on the heavier side of our EP, but we hope people can get through the anger and on to the message,” states drummer Randall James. “‘Vertigo’ is about any kid whose ever been told to make the decision to quit something they’re passionate about. We’re told our entire life to “dream big” and “go for the gold”, but whenever we stray from the beaten path and go for something with an identity (being in a band) it’s shut down or frowned upon.”

Randall adds, “In the song, the parents are pretty much asking the kid to choose between their dream or their parents. Make a decision or get the hell out basically, we’re not going to support you any longer. The song really hits home for a lot of us, being a DIY band of semi-older ages and all. We’re not “slumming” it by any means of the word and have had a lot of support, but just the negative comments here and there, that awkward moment when people find out you’re still living at home at 26 when they’ve graduated, got married, and most times had kids. Really, the song can be interpreted however the listener likes.”




Late last month, SKY CAME BURNING released their new music video for the track ‘Remora’. The video is directed by Drewsif Stalin and is available for viewing at the band’s official YouTube page at this link:


‘Remora’ and ‘Vertigo’ are cut from the band’s upcoming EP Vertigo, set for release early next year.


SKY CAME BURNING have been performing up and down Eastern portion of the U.S. for the last few years, grabbing a substantial following and turning heads as they go. The band has shared the stage with numerous headliners like All That Remains, Sevendust, Periphery, and Born of Osiris, and won the battle of the bands for both Warped Tour and Uproar Festival this past year.


Although SKY CAME BURNING’s main focus right now is to focus on finalizing their new EP, they will perform at Empire in Springfield, VA with The Ghost Inside, Volumes and Texas and July on December 13th, and tickets are just $14. The band plans to tour in early 2014 in support of their new EP.

To learn more about SKY CAME BURNING, visit

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