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SNOCORE, THE PREMIERE WINTER TOUR RETURNS

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, News, Shows with tags , , , , , , , on December 20, 2013 by Randy

HEADLINERS THE PRETTY RECKLESS; HEAVEN’S BASEMENT, THE LETTER BLACK, CROBOT AND ONE LUCKY WINNING BAND FROM EACH MARKET WILL ALSO PERFORM

New York, NY (December 19, 2013)The SnoCore Tour, a celebration of music and winter sports, is back after a two-year absence.  The tour has spanned more than fourteen years, running annually from 1996 to 2010 and was established as a way to fill the musical void during the winter months which was traditionally overlooked by other tour packages that are focused on spring and summer. In its first year, SnoCore showcased such bands as Sublime and Less Than Jake, over the years everyone from Blink-182 to Incubus to Everclear to System of a Down graced the SnoCore stage. Now, after a brief hiatus, Wind-up Records and TKO are proud to be uniting to bring SnoCore back to the winter 2014 music scene and back to its roots.

“We are thrilled to be re-launching SnoCore!” says Ed Vetri President and CEO of Wind-up Records. “This tour has been a fan favorite since it began and has always featured both established and up and coming amazing live bands.  We are looking forward to making this THE winter music event for many years to come.”

The Pretty Reckless is headlining, Heaven’s Basement, The Letter Black, Crobot plus one band chosen from the international artist platform, ReverbNation, will also play in each market. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here. Tour dates and more information is listed below.

The Pretty Reckless will release their sophomore studio album Going To Hell this March via Razor & Tie.  The band formed in 2009 and released their debut album Light Me Up in 2010 as well as a follow-up EP Hit Me Like A Man in 2012. After two years on the road supporting Light Me Up, the band has risen through rock ‘n’ roll’s ranks to become a polarizing presence. Over the course of their debut and EP, the quartet has sold over one million combined albums and digital singles and have supported Evanescence, Guns N’ Roses and Marilyn Manson on tour in addition to headline runs in both the U.S. and abroad. Momsen and her bandmates delivered nothing short of killer performances on their just-wrapped headlining North American “Going To Hell Tour” and the band will support Fall Out Boy on tour in Europe March 2014 after SnoCore wraps.  Watch the Fan Instagram video for the current single “Heaven Knows”, about to break the Rock Radio Top 20, and view the music video for “Going To Hell”, both tracks from the forthcoming album.

Heaven’s Basement have been making a name for themselves via their relentless touring and fiery live show plus music that features huge guitar riffs, killer melodies and an arena-rock sound.  Formed in the East Midlands in England, Heaven’s Basement have toured with the likes of The Pretty Reckless, Black Veil Brides, Papa Roach, Shinedown, Halestorm, Seether and more.  Kerrang declared, “Heaven’s Basement play as if their lives depend on it.  They should already be a big name – bristling riffs and jagged, riotous hooks are their poison and exceptional is not too strong a word.”  The band’s debut album, FILTHY EMPIRE, is in stores now via Red Bull Records; the first single from the album, “Fire, Fire,” cracked the Top 10 on the Active Rock Radio chart.  Heaven’s Basement’s new single, “Nothing Left To Lose,” is set to impact at Active Rock in January; the video can be seen here.  Heaven’s Basement is Aaron Buchanan (vocals), Sid Glover (guitar), Rob Ellershaw (bass), and Chris Rivers (drums).

The Letter Black burst onto the alternative rock landscape with their EP followed by the full-length debut, Hanging On By A Thread, in 2010 – now one of label Tooth & Nail’s top selling debuts in recent memory. The Letter Black has also had radio success with four radio singles from their debut, “Best of Me” (CHR No. 17), “Hanging On By A Thread” (CHR No. 23, Rock No. 6), “Believe” (Rock No. 4) and “New Fire” (Rock No. 17). Media have also gravitated to this heavy-hitting band as they have been covered in Revolver, AOL Noisecreep and AOL RadioBlog.  Tooth & Nail Records’ Pennsylvania-based rockers released their sophomore project, Rebuild in November 2013. The band is vocalist Sarah Anthony, guitarist Mark Anthony, bassist Matt Beal and drummer Taylor Carroll.

Central Pennsylvania band Crobot recently signed to Wind-up Records.  The band is currently in the studio with famed producer Machine (Clutch, Lamb of God, Cobra Starship, Gym Class Heroes) to work on their 2014 Wind-up album release, the follow-up to their self-released debut album, The Legend of the Spaceborne Killer.  Crobot embodies a mixture of groove-heavy riff-rock that will want to make you bang your head and shake your ass.  Think of them as Wolfmother’s American cousins on acid who smell like leather and whose music scorches your ears like hot sauce to the taste.   You can’t help but feel that you are taken into another dimension and back again with the songs of Crobot.  Crobot will be on tour in select cities across the United States in 2014 with Clutch and The Sword before heading out with SnoCore.  Crobot is Brandon Yeagley (Lead Vocals, Harmonica), Chris Bishop (Guitar, Vocals), Jake Figuroa (Bass) and Paul Figuroa (Drums).

Using ReverbNation’s state-of-the-art reviewing dashboard, SnoCore will choose an up-and-coming artist to play in each market. Over three million musicians and bands use ReverbNation to manage their online presence and advance their careers through strategic industry opportunities. ReverbNation artists can submit to be selected through the opportunity listings in their free online profile here from January 29 through February 23.

For more information about SnoCore or any of the artists on the tour, please go to the SnoCore website.

SnoCore Tour Dates (Routing Subject To Change):

01/29               Lincoln, NE                             Bourbon Theatre
01/30               Des Moines, IA                       Wooly’s
01/31               Minneapolis, MN                     Mill City Nights
02/01               Milwaukee, WI                        The Eagles Hall
02/02               Joliet, IL                                   Mojoes
02/04               Flint, MI                                   The Machine Shop
02/05               Toronto, ON                            Phoenix Concert Theatre
02/07               Rochester, NY                        Montage Music Hall
02/08               Worcester, MA                        The Palladium
02/09               Albany, NY                              Upstate Concert Hall
02/11               Baltimore, MD                         Sound Stage
02/12               New York, NY                         Irving Plaza
02/13               Allentown, PA                         Maingate Nightclub
02/14               State College, PA                   Levels
02/15               Lancaster, PA                         Chameleon
02/19               Denver, CO                            The Summit Music Hall
02/21               Las Vegas, NV                        Vinyl – Hard Rock Hotel Casino
02/22               Santa Ana, CA                        The Observatory
02/23               W. Hollywood, CA                  House of Blues

VICTORY RECORDS Top 10 Videos Of 2013 [Video]

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, New Music, News, Releases, Videos with tags , , , , , , , on December 19, 2013 by Randy

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Sworn In – Edinboro University 12/13/2013 [Photos]

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, Featured, News, Photos, Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , on December 19, 2013 by Randy

When ‘Sworn In’ and ‘Like Moths to Flames’ got together to do a little four city run, everyone knew it was bound to be an intense, fun filled couple days. Students of Edinboro University displayed just that: a semester ending, angst ridden adrenaline release. No one can truly forget the opening bands that actually made a night like that possible, with ‘Melrose’ and ‘Bail Easy’ (Erie Pennsylvania locals) bringing waves of friends along, packing the house. Other openers included Tuesday’s Too Late and Motives, each holding their own and playing amazing sets that almost remind me of something you’d witness if you were at a Letlive performance.

Hats off to the headliners…Like Moths to Flames and the Erie/Edinboro area are fairly familiar with each other since this was second time they’ve played there in about nine months. Sworn In on the other hand had many faces in the crowd that I’m sure they had never seen before, but regardless of it being a new crowd or old friends, the band always delivers a hard hitting show. Taking place on Friday the 13th, it makes you wonder if it gave Sworn In even more reason to come out and pummel the crowd, showcasing sadistic vibes like they do at all other concerts they play.

Needless to say, if you didn’t make it to this show or any of the other shows these two bands played, then it sucks to be you. Don’t fear, because they are both far from being done and will surely be playing in a town near you before you know it. DON’T MISS IT.

-Logan Rendulic, © The Rock Tribune

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Pistol Day Parade – “Not Today” [Video]

Posted in Artist Watch, New Music, News, Shows, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , on October 10, 2013 by Randy

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Review: I Wrestled A Bear Once live in Erie, PA 8/18/13

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, News, Reviews, Shows with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 26, 2013 by Randy

After a successful run on the All-Stars Tour, Math-Core greats “IWRESTLEDABEARONCE” did a select city tour on their way home, making a stop in Erie, Pennsylvania.  Hats off to Jamie Popeski and Eric Harrington (Erie Entertainment) for being able to lure such an act to the area in an effort to revive the music scene. Along with IWABO, Dayshell also performed.  As many may know, the band is fronted by Sheyley Bourget (formerly of “Of Mice & Men”), and is slowly gaining recognition from their explosive and heartfelt performances.  Along with these two power houses, also performing were local favorites Melrose, Perdition, and Polaris Breach.

Kicking it off and warming the pit up was the two local hard-core bands, Melrose and Polaris Breach; both of which set the tone for a very passionate and energetic evening.  After a few more local bands hit the stage, it was time for Dayshell and IWRESTELEDABEARONCE…and as previously mentioned Dayshell put on a stellar show. After watching them live, it was a relief to know Sheyley was doing his own thing with his new band and not an Of Mice & Men knock off.  IWABP wrapped things up with a very memorable performance.  They are certainly a must-see band with a set that has everything wrapped in to one:  pure emotion, talent, and of course just a fun time had by fans and the band. IWRESTELEDABEARONCE is a band that is built for small venue shows, not saying they can’t play on a big stage, but being in a small building gives them a chance to really connect with the crowd and even allowed Courtney (vocals) the chance to come out and mosh with everyone on the floor.  If you ever get a chance to see either of these two touring bands, go, because it is well worth the price of admission.

 

-Logan Rendulic, © The Rock Tribune 2013

http://www.iwrestledabearonce.com/

P.A.C.A.  Erie, PA

 

I Wrestled A Bear Once – P.A.C.A. Erie, PA 8/18/2013 [Photos]

Posted in All Metal, News, Photos, Shows with tags , , , , , , , on August 26, 2013 by Randy

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Photos by: Logan Rendulic ©The Rock Tribune 2013

LP RECHARGE debuts September 12th

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, News, Previews with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2013 by Randy

Welcome to LP RECHARGE, a Facebook-based game launching on September 12th powered by music megastars Linkin Park (the biggest band on Facebook with more than 55 million Likes and counting) and gaming giant Kuuluu Interactive Entertainment that boasts action-packed sequences, unlimited strategies and a musical score by Linkin Park.  LP RECHARGE is set in the not-too-distant future where humans have depleted all natural resources on the planet and what little energy stores remain have been seized by machines and an elite minority. Players join cooperatively to battle their captors and recharge the world with clean energy.  Watch the game trailer here: http://bit.ly/ZfsbGZ.

Sustainable energy has been a priority for Linkin Park, whose non-profit charity organization Music For Relief provides aid to people affected by natural disasters via environmental and clean energy projects.  Music for Relief’s environmental program, Power The World, was created to bring attention to the 1.5 billion people who lack electricity, which compromises their health, safety, education and livelihoods.  LP RECHARGE reflects these concerns through thrilling gameplay adventures.

In addition to saving the world, LP RECHARGE allows players to unlock the exhilarating new LINKIN PARK x STEVE AOKI song, “A LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES.”  Check out the song teaser at: http://bit.ly/16HWcZT and REGISTER FOR THE GAME at: http://bit.ly/LPRechargeSignup to hear more and get a head start on playing LP RECHARGE!

www.lprecharge.com

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