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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 www.MMIRiseOfTheLion.com

 

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, www.MMIRiseOfTheLion.com. 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.

LACUNA COIL Announce April 1 Release Of New Studio Album ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, New Music, News, Releases, Shows with tags , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2014 by Randy

Band Set For REVOLVER HOTTEST CHICKS IN ROCK TOUR With SICK PUPPIES, EYES SET TO KILL & CILVER

Tour To Run February 20 – March 20 In North America

LACUNA COIL are proud to announce the April 1, 2014 release of their new studio album ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ in North America (March 31 in Europe, Australia, New Zealand). The album is the band’s seventh studio effort, and the highly-anticipated follow-up to ‘Dark Adrenaline’, which was released in January 2012 and saw the band tour with acts including Megadeth, Motorhead, Volbeat and Sevendust after debuting at No. 15 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart.

The band will return to the road to introduce North America to ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ as part of the REVOLVER HOTTEST CHICKS IN HARD ROCK TOUR, which launches February 20 and features LACUNA COIL sharing a stage with SICK PUPPIES, Century Media Records labelmates EYES SET TO KILL, and CILVER. The tour launches in Wilmington, NC, and runs through March 20 in Anaheim, CA. See complete itinerary below, and visit www.hottestchickstour.com for additional details and VIP packages.

LACUNA COIL have this to say about ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’:

“What conflict could run so deep that it takes you to the deepest corners of your inner world? Today we are surrounded by a lot of lies, aliases, and people acting like they are wearing an invisible crown – but you better have thick skin if you want to wear this crown! ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ is a cinematic album that could be the soundtrack of our days – it is a dark vision of a near future when survival is second nature, and failure is not something to be avoided, but rather cultivated with lessons learned along the way.

 

We set the bar pretty high with ‘Dark Adrenaline’ and it hasn’t been easy bringing our sound to the next level, but we have lived, learned and grown through a year full of personal issues and changes. We learned to be strong and get stronger, and we felt an inner vibe in this band that we haven’t felt before. We locked ourselves in an age-old studio in Milan, Italy, where history was strong and the past met with our future, vintage gear and the influence of classic Italian horror movies and bands like Goblin meeting the fresh and rough sounds of the modern world with unique and invigorating results. ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ is Lacuna Coil introducing a new order, and letting nothing stand in our way…”

 

LACUNA COIL were joined in their native Italy by producer Jay Baumgardner [P.O.D., Sevendust, Evanescence, Papa Roach] and engineer Kyle Hoffmann [P.O.D., Bush, Zebrahead]. ‘BROKEN CROWN HALO’ was mastered by Howie Weinberg, whose credits include Rammstein, Soundgarden, Nirvana, Deftones and Sheryl Crow.

REVOLVER HOTTEST CHICKS IN ROCK TOUR

LACUNA COIL with SICK PUPPIES, EYES SET TO KILL & CILVER

FEBRUARY:

20: Wilmington, NC – Ziggy’s By The Sea

21: Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
22: Lexington, KY – Buster’s
23: Springfield, VA – Empire
24: New York, NY – Irving Plaza
26: Worcester, MA – Palladium
27: Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
28: Columbus, OH – Alrosa Villa
MARCH

01: Joliet, IL – Mojoe’s

02: South Bend, IN – Club Fever

05: Broussard, LA – The Station Live

06: Houston, TX – Scout Bar

07: Austin, TX – Infest

08: Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey

10: Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall

12: Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex

14: Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory

15: Seattle, WA – Studio Seven

19: Los Angeles, CA – House Of Blues

20: Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues

COMEBACK KID Announce Headlining Tour and New Album Title

Posted in Artist Watch, Featured, New Music, News, Previews, Releases, Reviews, Shows, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 13, 2013 by Randy

2014 is off to a killer start as Victory Records is excited to announce thatCOMEBACK KID will embark on a headlining tour this February and March. The ‘Die Knowing’ tour pulls its name from the title of the upcoming new studio album from COMEBACK KID, which is tentatively scheduled for a March release date that will be announced later! Support on the trek comes from BACKTRACK, XIBALBA, DOWNPRESSER and TO THE WIND!

Tour Dates:
2/19 – Burnsville, MN @ The Garage

2/20 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen

2/21 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme

2/22 – Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room

2/23 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater

2/25 – Boston, MA @ Middle East

2/26 – New York, NY @ Santos Party Haus

2/27 – West Springfield, VA @ Empire

2/28 – Reading, PA @ Reverb

3/01 – Charlotte, NC @ The Casbah

3/02 – Nashville, TN @ Rockettown

3/04 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

3/05 – Tampa, FL @ Epic Problem

3/06 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth

3/07 – Lake Worth, FL @ Speakeasy

3/08 – Jacksonville, FL @ Atticus Bar

3/09 – Birmingham, AL @ The Forge

3/10 – Tupelo, MS @ Goodtime Charlie

3/12 – McAllen, TX @ Never Say Never Festival

3/14 – Austin, TX @ SXSW (TBA)

3/15 – Houston, TX @ Walters

3/16 – Dallas, TX @ South By So What

3/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Pub Rock

3/20 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction

3/21 – Lancaster, CA @ Industry Theater

3/22 – Oakland, CA @ The Metro

3/23 – Ventura, CA @ Rock City Studios

ICED EARTH Launch ‘PLAGUES OF BABYLON’ Video Teaser

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, Featured, New Music, Photos, Previews, Releases, Shows, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 7, 2013 by Randy
New Studio Album Out January 21 In North America
 
‘WORLDWIDE PLAGUES’ North American Headlining Tour
To Launch April 2; SABATON And Revamp To Support

“Plagues Of Babylon” Lyric Video Out Now

With the release of new studio album ‘PLAGUES OF BABYLON’ approaching, metal titans ICED EARTH have launched a video teaser to preview the album and their upcoming WORLDWIDE PLAGUES headlining tour. The video can be viewed here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4QeOBChcDw

‘PLAGUES OF BABYLON’ is set for a January 21, 2014 release in North America (January 6 worldwide) on Century Media Records. The band will bring the new album to their North America homeland when their headlining WORLDWIDE PLAGUES TOUR hits our shores April 4 for a six-week run with SABATON and REVAMP in support. See complete tour dates below.

You can view the official “Plagues Of Babylon” lyric video by clicking here.

“This is a seriously heavy album with a seriously brutal album cover,” says Jon Schaffer of ‘PLAGUES OF BABYLON’. “I’m sure it will go down as a classic in the epic ICED EARTH catalog. We feel that the package with SABATON and REVAMP is very strong and we are very excited to tour the U.S. and Canada again and kick some major ass!”

 

Exclusive VIP packages for the entire ICED EARTH North American tour are available now at www.enterthevault.com. VIP packages will remain onsale while supplies last.
Beginning with their groundbreaking self-titled debut album, ICED EARTH has remained steadfastly committed to championing heavy metal and continues to be one of America’s greatest classic metal bands. ‘PLAGUES OF BABYLON’ is no exception. From the sheer power of the title track and neck-breaking thrashers like “Among The Living Dead,” to the haunting “Cthulhu” and the colossal “If I Could See You” and “Spirit Of The Times,” ‘PLAGUES OF BABYLON’ takes fans on the thundering power trip that has become ICED EARTH’s trademark.

 

A few things to know about ‘PLAGUES OF BABYLON’:

  • Songs 1-6 form the ‘PLAGUES OF BABYLON story line, part of the ongoing ‘SOMETHING WICKED’ Universe™
  • Cover and additional artwork by Eliran Kantor [TESTAMENT, ATHEIST, HATEBREED]
  • Recorded at Principal Studios – Senden, Germany [KREATOR, IN EXTREMO, GRAVE DIGGER]
  • Mixed at NHow Studios – Berlin, Germany
  • Guest vocals on “Highwayman” by VOLBEAT frontman Michael Poulsen and SYMPHONY X/ADRENALINE MOB singer Russell Allen
  • Guest vocals on “Plagues Of Babylon,” “Among The Living Dead,” “Democide,” “Resistance” and “If I Could See You” by BLIND GUARDIAN vocalist Hansi Kürsch.

‘PLAGUES OF BABYLON’ Track Listing:

1. Plagues Of Babylon

2. Democide

3. The Culling

4. Among The Living Dead

5. Resistance

6. The End?

7. If I Could See You

8. Cthulhu

9. Peacemaker

10. Parasite

11. Spirit Of The Times

12. Highwayman

WORLDWIDE PLAGUES TOUR – NORTH AMERICA

ICED EARTH with SABATON & REVAMP in support:

APRIL:

04: Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection

05: Milwaukee, WI – The Rave

06: Chicago, IL – House Of Blues

07: Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

09: Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE

10: Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall

11: Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom

12: Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall

14: Toronto, ONT – Phoenix Concert Theatre

15: Quebec City, QC – Imperial Theater

16: Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre

17: Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero

18: New York, NY – Best Buy Theater

19: Worcester, MA – The Palladium

21: West Springfield, VA – Empire
23: Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
24: Orlando, FL – House Of Blues Orlando
25: Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
26: Saint Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
28: Houston, TX – Scout Bar
29: Dallas, TX – Trees
MAY:
01: Tempe, AZ – Club Red
02: West Hollywood, CA – House Of Blues Sunset
03: San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
05: Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Concert House
06: Seattle, WA – El Corazon
07: Vancouver, BC – The Venue
09: Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
10: Calgary, AB – Republik
11: Regina, SK – Riddell Centre
12: Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
14: Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
15: Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
16: Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom

NYC’S SKATERS ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM RELEASE DATE OF FEBRUARY 25, 2014, AND NEW SINGLE

Posted in Featured, New Music, News, Previews, Releases, Reviews, Shows, Uncategorized, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 9, 2013 by Randy

FIRST SINGLE, “DEADBOLT,” DUE DIGITALLY OCTOBER 29TH AND ON 7″ VINYLNOVEMBER 29TH IN THE U.S.

 

“DEADBOLT” LYRIC VIDEO PREMIERS ONLINE TODAY

 

BAND ON THE ROAD WITH PALMA VIOLETS IN THE U.S. AND DEAP VALLY IN THE U.K. THIS FALL

October 8, 2013 – (Burbank, CA) – New York City’s very own SKATERS have announced that their upcoming debut album will be released by Warner Bros. Records on February 25, 2014 in the U.S. and February 24, 2014, in the U.K. The album’s first vinyl single is “Deadbolt,” and will be released digitally on Oct 29th, and pressed on glorious 7″ vinyl and available for sale on Black Friday / Record Store Day, Nov 29th. The single has already been released in the U.K. (its first public broadcast was Oct 2nd on the ultra-cool Huw Stephens’ BBC Radio show) where the band are quickly amassing an ardent following.

A brand new lyric video has been created for “Deadbolt,” andwill premiere on PureVolume.Combeginning today. The clip was directed by Bill Richards and can be viewed here

Beginning tomorrow, NME.Com in the U.K. will premiere the song. Go to http://www.nme.com/

To hear the track.

What the U.K. press has been saying:

“We present to you SKATERS – the best band to emerge from Manhattan since…great writing and an incessantly creative arrangement. Gloriously inventive grooves, wonderfully nonchalant vocal and constantly engaging composition. SKATERS have got that vintage lo-fi pop sound down to a tee so what are you waiting for?” – ThisFeeling.Com (UK)

“Like the Beach Boys, who famously didn’t surf (Dennis Wilson excepted), SKATERS don’t skate… [songs] reeking of subways and steam hissing from backstreet vents with a clattering urgency . It’s the end of the world as we know it … and SKATERS feel fine.” – The Guardian (UK daily)

Back home in the USA, the media know what’s up:

 

“New York band SKATERS want to be your new party soundtrack. Wait, scratch that – this band doesn’t want to deliver the late-night anthems only to you. They want to serve ’em up to your friends, your little brother, and pretty much everyone you know.” These guys are well on their way to cementing their place on the sweaty dark dance floors everywhere.” – NylonMag.Com

 

“There’s no covering up their romantically ragged edges”  The New York Times

 

 

The domestic tour w/ Palma Violets begins tomorrow. Dates are as follows:

 

10/08    Philadelphia, PA            Boot & Saddle

10/09    New York, NY               Webster Hall

10/14    Seattle, WA                   Neumos

10/15    Vancouver, BC              Venue

10/16    Portland, OR                 Crystal Ballroom

10/18    Berkley, CA                   UC Berkley/ ASUC Superb 10 Esheleman Hall #4500

10/19    Los Angeles, CA           El Rey Theater

 

On Oct 14, the “Deadbolt” video will make its worldwide debut via NME.Com in the U.K. Shortly thereafter, SKATERS will tour overseas w/ Deap Vally. Those dates are:

 

10/29    Sheffield                       The Leadmill

10/30    Oxford                          Oxford Academy 2

11/01    Brighton                        Concorde2

11/02    Bristol                           Trinity Centre

11/04    Nottingham                   Rock City Basement

11/05    Manchester                   Club Academy

11/07    Birmingham                   Birmingham Academy 2

11/08    Leeds                           The Wardrobe

11/10    Newcastle                     Warehouse 34

11/11    Edinburgh                     Liquid Room

11/12    Glasgow                       Oran Mor

11/14    London                         Electric Ballroom

http://www.skatersnyc.com

http://www.facebook.com/skatersnyc

New Music: MicLordz & Sauce Funky

Posted in Artist Watch, New Music, News, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2011 by Randy

Listening to MicLordz & Sauce Funky is like getting punched in the face by Awesome…but seeing MicLordz & Sauce Funky LIVE? That’s more like getting baseball batted in the face…by Awesome.

Miclordz & Sauce Funky (MLSF) formed in Windsor, Ontario, during the fall of 2006. An amalgamation of an existing hip-hop act and three outside muscians, the fivesome came together from diverse musical backgrounds, but with a common goal – to play legendary live shows and to push themselves to new heights.

Over the last five years the group has made it their business to grind: a business that they have grown to excel at. This work ethic has garnered them an array of D.I.Y. successes, and also left them with a reputation for being professional, reliable and dedicated, making them a favourite among promoters, tour managers, club owners, producers, and fans alike. They’re live shows are second to none, with an energy that is unrivalled and uncompromised, an energy that never dwindles or stutters, whether they’re rocking for 1000 people or 10.

The sound is an extraordinary hybrid of rock, hip-hop and funk, often likened to raw collision of Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Rage Against The Machine. It is bursting with an undeniable edge that grabs the audience, whether witnessing the live event or listening at home. The group continues to write these high-energy songs while encompassing ever-stronger song writing techniques that are helping their music find mass appeal, while never losing touch with their roots, their fans, or their reasons for making music in the first place.

In April/May of this year Miclordz & Sauce Funky entered the studio again, more prepared than ever with true songwriting in mind as they laid it down. They are armed with new songs that truly represent their talent, creativity, and professionalism. We are sure you’ll agree.

The music is real. The band is real. Their story and struggle is real. Allow yourself a pat on the back, for you have stumbled upon a gem. Welcome to the world of MLSF.

http://www.miclordz.com/

Stay tuned for the exclusive Rock Tribune interview!

New Music: The Things They Carried

Posted in Artist Watch, New Music, News, Videos with tags , , , , , on November 3, 2011 by Randy

Long Island’s The Things They Carried, or 3TC as they are affectionately called by their hometown fans, is a band on a mission. After recording their first EP “Attention Crisis” in spring of 2009, the band hit the road with a vengeance touring the east coast for just over a year. By summer of 2010 3TC knew it was time to head into the studio again and make a record. “We wanted to create something that all of us were equally excited about. We wanted every song to be as good as the next, no fillers!” singer/songwriter Steve Schwartz explains. The band headed to Shoreline, Washington just outside of Seattle to work with famed producer Casey Bates (Chiodos, Pierce The Veil, Isles and Glaciers, Fall of Troy). With Casey on board the band knew that this record would be exactly everything they wanted and everything that there fans would hopefully want.

Released on Dec.17th 2010. The album titled “There’s Something I Can’t Tell Anyone” talks about many issues that people can relate to whether it be a relationship gone sour, feeling like you don’t belong, a secret that you’re afraid to share with anyone, or self image issues. “I like to write about issues that people don’t really talk about and keep locked inside” explains Steve Schwartz. 3TC

has definitively created a sound they can call their own, while including aspects that fans love to hear. The band’s ability to switch from intense screaming and heavy breakdowns to epic sing along choruses will keeping you asking, “What’s Next?” Live, 3TC, leaves it all on the stage. “Without an amazing live show to back up a record, you can’t really move forward” says drummer Andy Illiano.

With a 2011 tour in the works The Things They Carried are focused on making their mark and continuing to write music that they are proud of and hopefully inspires others. The bands philosophy is best summarized by frontman Steve Schwartz: “Music, we believe is about taking risks, putting yourself out there, and hopefully people grab on to it.”

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thethingstheycarriedband

Myspace: www.myspace.com/thethingstheycarriedband

Twitter: www.twitter.com/tttcband

Youtube: www.youtube.com/tttcband1 

 

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