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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.

SLASH ANNOUNCES U.S. HEADLINING TOUR BEGINNING MAY 3

Posted in Artist Watch, News, Releases with tags , , , , , , on February 13, 2012 by Randy

As he puts the finishing touches on his as-yet-untitled second solo album due out May 22, SLASH–the iconic, Grammy-winning rock guitarist and songwriter–has announced that his headlining U.S. tour will begin May 3 in Baltimore. A fan pre-sale begins this Wednesday, February 15, with the regular on-sale starting Friday, February 17. Tickets will be available at: http://www.slashonline.com/.  The itinerary (see below) encompasses three festival appearances: Saturday, May 5 at Carolina Rebellion, Saturday, May 19 at Rock On The Range and  Friday, May 25 at Rocklahoma.

Meanwhile, this Saturday, February 18, SLASH will join Stevie Wonder, Sean Combs, Chris Cornell, Lenny Kravitz, LL Cool J, Common, Snoop Dogg, former President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, actors Anthony Hopkins, James Gandolfini and more at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for a 70th birthday celebration to honor boxing legend Muhammad Ali. “Muhammad Ali is & always has been a role model & a hero to me,” says SLASH. “It’s a huge privilege to be able to perform in his honor. He is one of the great icons of American culture and history.” The 16th annual “Power of Love Gala” celebrates the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali and his contribution to the world and raises awareness for Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s, the disease “The Champ” has been battling since 1984.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health’s work toward enhanced treatments and research of neurocognitive disorders and the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Ky. The show will also feature appearances from boxing legends such as Sugar Ray Leonard, Ken Norton, Tommy “Hitman” Hearns, and more. Tickets for this once-in-a-lifetime event are on sale now. ABC will also televise the show nationally on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. EST/ 4 p.m. PST. For tickets and more information, visit: keepmemoryalive.org.

 

SLASH is currently in a Los Angeles studio working on his new album with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. It will be released SLASH’s own label Dik Hayd International distributed through EMI and will follow his 2010 debut album Slash and his November 2011 first-ever live  solo album, the two-CD/DVD set Made In Stoke 24/7/11. Notably, the Slash album debuted on the Billboard Top 200 chart at #3 (#1 on the Rock chart, #1 on the Independent chart, and #1 on the Hard Music chart). Digitally, the album also became the #1 overall digital album and hit #1 on iTunes in 13 countries. Internationally, the disc achieved Top 5 chart positions in over a dozen major territories, hitting #1 in both Japan and New Zealand.

For the new album, SLASH–along with and his bandmates Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums) and Todd Kerns (bass)–have teamed with producer Eric Valentine, who also produced the Slash disc. All the songs were written together by SLASH and Kennedy, and cameras have been rolling throughout the entire making of the album. Check out exclusive behind-the-scenes footage airing weekly at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIYbyb8xXTQ.

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SLASH’s 2012 headlining U.S. tour dates are as follows:

Thu 5/3 Baltimore MD Rams Head Live
Sat 5/5 Charlotte NC Carolina Rebellion, Rockingham Speedway
Mon 5/7 Orlando FL Hard Rock Live
Thu 5/10 Biloxi MS Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Hard Rock Live
Sat 5/12 Kansas City MO Liberty Memorial Park
Sun 5/13 Indianola IA National Balloon Classic Field
Mon 5/14 Minneapolis MN The Brick
Wed 5/16 Madison WI Orpheum Theater
Thu 5/17 Grand Rapids MI Orbit Room
Sat 5/19 Columbus OH Rock On The Range, Columbus Crew Stadium
Sun 5/20 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Fri 5/25 Pryor OK Rocklahoma
Sat 5/26 Albuquerque NM Route 66 Casino

About SLASH:

Slash is widely considered one of the greatest rock guitar players of all time. He has received countless accolades and awards including his forthcoming induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame set for April 2012. In 2007, Slash was inducted into Hollywood’s RockWalk (located in front of Guitar Center in Hollywood) alongside his idols Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix. An original member of iconic rock band Guns N’ Roses, the Grammy-winning Slash helped the band create signature sounds like the guitar riff of #1 hit “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “Welcome To The Jungle.”  The band dominated the 1980’s and 90’s music scene selling more than 100 million albums worldwide and ushered in a decade of hard-charging rock music. After leaving the band, Slash went on to critical acclaim in his personal project Slash’s Snakepit, and global success with the supergroup Velvet Revolver.  He has been widely sought after by the biggest musicians of all time, performing with everyone from Michael Jackson to Stevie Wonder to Ray Charles.  Slash recently landed on the top of the charts with his first true solo album, Slash.  In addition, Slash was honored by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce who named him as an official selection for 2011 to receive a star on Hollywood’s iconic Walk of Fame. In February 2011, he performed at the Super Bowl XLV half time show, seen by more than 106 million people, becoming the most-watched program in U.S. television history (Nielsen Co.).

ROCK ON THE RANGE 2012 REVEALS MASSIVE LINEUP FOR SIXTH ANNUAL PREMIER DESTINATION ROCK FESTIVAL PERFORMERS INCLUDE INCUBUS, ROB ZOMBIE, SHINEDOWN, MARILYN MANSON,FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, SLASH, MEGADETH, CHEVELLE, CYPRESS HILL, MASTODON AND MORE

Posted in Artist Watch, News, Releases with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 1, 2012 by Randy

ROCK ON THE RANGE returns for its sixth year boasting a massive lineup covering the rock spectrum. America’s premier destination rock festival will be held May 18-20 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH featuring performances from Incubus, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch, Slash, Megadeth, Chevelle, Cypress Hill, Mastodon and many more.

Incubus is stoked to be joinin’ the killer lineup at Rock On The Range this year.  We’ll see y’all in Columbus,” comments Brandon Boyd from festival co-headliner Incubus.

“If you thought last time was a blast, then this time we are gonna blow your f#@*ing mind,” says co-headliner Rob Zombie.

To get the party started and based on the success of last year’s anniversary celebration, the weekend will kick off with the Friday Night 4Play, which is absolutely FREE with every ROCK ON THE RANGE weekend ticket purchase. The May 18 party will feature performances from Hairball, Foxy Shazam, Hells Bells and more.

The current lineup for ROCK ON THE RANGE 2012 is as follows: Incubus, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch, Slash, Megadeth, Chevelle, Cypress Hill, Mastodon, Theory of a Deadman, Volbeat, Down, The Darkness, Halestorm, Escape The Fate, P.O.D., Lacuna Coil, Adelitas Way, Black Stone Cherry, Cavo, Attack Attack!, Trivium, Bobaflex, Falling In Reverse, Redlight King, Aranda, Emphatic, Otherwise, James Durbin, Black Tide, Kyng, 12 Stones, SOiL, Rival Sons, Eve To Adam, and Ghosts of August.

Monster Energy returns as one of the driving partners behind the success of ROCK ON THE RANGE as more than fifteen acts perform on the mammoth Monster Main Stage.  Jägermeister also celebrates its fifth year as a key partner while welcoming twelve of the hottest up-and-coming bands to the in-your-face, up close and personal Jägermeister Music Stage.  In all, ROCK ON THE RANGE features three stages, 44 bands, and three days of non-stop rock.

“There are so many incredible bands playing at ROTR this year, and every one of them is significant,” says Del Williams, co-executive producer of the event for Right Arm Entertainment. “I think this is the most interesting mix of bands that we have had at the festival. The Rangers already know that the weekend is going to be insanely great, but there will be surprises this year and a certain edge to the lineup that will likely create some of the most memorable moments in the 6 year history of Rock on the Range.”

Tickets for ROCK ON THE RANGE go on-sale Friday, February 10 at 10:00 AM EST at the festival’s website, Ticketmaster and the Crew Stadium Box Office. Two-day weekend stadium GA tickets once again start at just $99.50 (plus service and transaction fees). A limited number of ROTR pre-sale layaway tickets are also still available through February 29. Visit www.RockOnTheRange.com for full details and VIP package information.

Visit www.RockOnTheRange.com, www.facebook.com/rockontherange, and www.twitter.com/rockontherange for the most up-to-date information.

Presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG LIVE and Crew Stadium, ROCK ON THE RANGE is a multi-stage music and lifestyle event featuring a potent line-up of bands on three stages.  The nationally renowned festival centrally located in the heart of the country has annually drawn weekend crowds in excess of 70,000 since its inception in 2007.

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ROCK ON THE RANGE 2012 SET FOR MAY 18-20 AT COLUMBUS CREW STADIUM :::: PRE-SALE LAYAWAY TICKETS FOR AMERICA’S PREMIER DESTINATION ROCK FESTIVAL ON SALE CYBER MONDAY—NOVEMBER 28—AT 10:00 AM EST

Posted in News, Releases with tags , , , , , , , on November 14, 2011 by Randy

ROCK ON THE RANGE 2012–marking the festival’s sixth year–is set for Friday, May 18, Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH.  The festivities will kick off with the returning ROTR Friday night party, which is absolutely FREE with every ROCK ON THE RANGE weekend ticket purchase.

Pre-sale layaway weekend tickets for America’s premier destination rock festival will go on sale in time for the holidays, available beginning Cyber Monday (November 28) at 10:00 AM (ET) through www.rockontherange.com. Weekend Field GA layaway tickets can be purchased for $134.50 and Stadium GA layaway tickets will be $99.50, plus convenience fees.  A four-ticket minimum purchase required.  Layaway tickets will be available for purchase through February 29, 2012 and regular tickets will go on sale in early 2012.

The band lineup for ROCK ON THE RANGE 2012 will be announced early next year.  Visit www.RockOnTheRange.com, www.facebook.com/rockontherange, and www.twitter.com/rockontherange for the most up-to-date information.

ROCK ON THE RANGE is also sponsoring a contest to name the festival’s Friday night party on their Facebook page.  The person who suggests the winning name will win a free VIP package for two for ROTR 2012 and will have the opportunity to announce one of the bands on stage Friday night.  From Monday, November 14 through November 29, fans can submit their ideas for a name for the Friday night party on the ROTR Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/#!/rockontherange) under the event tab on the left side of the page.  The ROTR producers will pick the top five names which will then be posted on the main ROTR Facebook page for “Rangers” to vote for their favorite. If the same name is submitted by multiple people, the first person who posted the name will qualify for entrance in the contest.

Presented by Right Arm Entertainment, AEG LIVE and Crew Stadium, ROCK ON THE RANGE is a multi-stage music and lifestyle event featuring a potent line-up of bands on three stages.  The nationally renowned festival centrally located in the heart of the country has annually drawn weekend crowds in excess of 70,000 since its inception in 2007.

CROSSFADE ON TAP TO PLAY ROCK ON THE RANGE THIS SATURDAY

Posted in News with tags , , on May 17, 2011 by Randy

South Carolina’s Crossfade will be playing Rock On The Range this Saturday, May 21st.  Scheduled to play at 2:30 p.m. on the f.y.e Stage (subject to change), don’t miss your opportunity to watch the band play old hits and new songs off their album We All Bleed, out June 21st on Eleven Seven Music.  If you’re not going to be at ROTR, Crossfade have added a batch of June tour dates to their touring plans.  See below if they will be playing a city near you! 

CROSSFADE TOUR DATES:

5/19 – Spatanburg, SC @ Ground Zero

5/20 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend

5/21 – Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range

5/23 – Battle Creek, MI @ Planet Live Music

5/24 – Flint, MI @ The Machine Shop

5/26 – Allentown, PA  @ Crocodile Rock

5/27 – Uncastville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Casino/Wolf Den

5/28 – Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club

6/4   – West Palm Beach, FL @ Roxy’s Saloon

6/5   – St. Petersburg, FL @ Local 622

6/8   – Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee

6/9   – Favetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge

6/10 – Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s

6/12 – Lafavette, LA @ Nite Town

6/13 – Ruston, LA @ 3 Docs Brew House

6/14 – Montgomery, AL @ Rock Bottom American Pub

6/15 – Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger

6/16 – Johnson City, TN @ Capone’s

6/18 – Louisville, KY @ Phoenix Hill Tavern

6/19 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head Live

6/23 – Dayton, OH @ McGuffy’s House of Rock

For one week only, Crossfade are offering a FREE MP3 download of “Killing Me Inside,” the first single off We All Bleed.  Download the track by going to the band’s Facebook page and “Liking” them.

“Killing Me Inside” | MP3 Download

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We All Bleed, the band’s third album, delves into familiar lyrical themes of betrayal and isolation, but there’s also more than a hint of renewal and resolution.  “A lot has changed over the past three years,” says lead vocalist and co-songwriter Ed Sloan.  “Being down and out is something I’ve had to confront like never before. There’s been pain, but I’ve also learned to dwell less on the negative, so there’s a feeling of rebirth, too.”

The album’s 10 tracks, produced by the band, maintain the sonic thunderclap of Crossfade’s previous efforts, while propelling its guitar-grinding signature with a tapestry of orchestration and programming, and a flourish of keyboards, thanks to the addition of guitarist Les Hall and drummer Mark Castillo to the permanent line-up, alongside Sloan and bassist Mitch James.

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The Rock Tribune’s album review for Crossfade’s We All Bleed is coming soon!

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