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FLYLEAF Release New Album ‘Between The Stars’ | Fall Tour Kicks Off 10/2

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, Featured, New Music, News, Releases with tags , , , , , , , , on September 17, 2014 by Randy

Yesterday (9/16), FLYLEAF—the five-piece, multi-platinum alternative rock band—released their highly anticipated fourth studio album BETWEEN THE STARS, via Loud & Proud Records, and it’s earning early accolades.

FLYLEAF recorded BETWEEN THE STARS’ 12 songs–which are rooted in powerful vocal melodies, driving bass and drums along with bold guitar work that create a heavy, hypnotic soundscape throughout–in Los Angeles with producer Don Gilmore (Pearl Jam, Linkin Park, Bullet For My Valentine, Avril Lavigne). BETWEEN THE STARS is available for purchase on iTunes HERE and Amazon HERE.

FLYLEAFKRISTEN MAY (vocals), SAMEER BHATTACHARYA (guitars), JARED HARTMANN (guitars), PAT SEALS (bass), JAMES CULPEPPER (drums)—are gearing up for their national fall tour launching Thursday, October 2 in Waco, TX. The trek, with opening acts Ryan White and Lullwater, will hit the Gramercy Theater in New York City on Thursday, October 16 and the House of Blues in Los Angeles on Tuesday, November 4 before wrapping Friday, November 7 in San Diego, CA. Tickets are on-sale now. For the full tour itinerary and more information including where to purchase tickets, visit: www.flyleafmusic.com/tour.

Catch FLYLEAF on tour this fall:
DATE CITY VENUE
THU 10/2 Waco, TX Common Grounds
FRI 10/3 Lubbock, TX Jake’s Backroom
SAT 10/4 San Antonio, TX 210 Kapones Live
SUN 10/5 Corpus Christi, TX House of Rock
TUE 10/7 Houston, TX Scout Bar
WED 10/8 Baton Rouge, LA Varsity Theatre
THU 10/9 Atlanta, GA The Loft @ Center Stage
SAT 10/11 Carrboro, NC Cats Cradle
MON 10/13 Washington, DC Rock & Roll Hotel
TUE 10/14 Cambridge, MA TT the Bears
THU 10/16 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
FRI 10/17 Philadelphia, PA District N9ne
SAT 10/18 Portland, ME Asylum
MON 10/20 Pontiac, MI The Crofoot
TUE 10/21 Chicago, IL Subterranean
WED 10/22 Milwaukee, WI Rave Bar
FRI 10/24 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
SAT 10/25 Colorado Springs, CO Black Sheep
SUN 10/26 Denver, CO The Summit Music Hall
TUE 10/28 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
THU 10/30 Seattle, WA El Corazon
FRI 10/31 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
SAT 11/1 San Francisco, CA Slims
SUN 11/2 Fresno, CA Strummer’s
TUE 11/4 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues
THU 11/6 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
FRI 11/7 San Diego, CA North Park Theater

 

LACUNA COIL return to North America

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, Featured, New Music, News, Releases, Shows with tags , , , , , on August 6, 2014 by Randy

LACUNA COIL continues their world tour in support of their latest Century Media release, BROKEN CROWN HALO. This will be the second run of dates on this album cycle in the U.S. and Canada for the Italian Rockers! Devil You Know is set to support the entire tour and Starset are also appearing Sept. 23 – Oct. 12 except Oct. 7&8, where Unlocking The Truth will join for those two nights. Up and coming Canadian band Incura have been added to all Canadian shows. The tour will kick off in Sacramento at this year’s AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL. LACUNA COIL Front woman Cristina Scabbia had this to say:

“Hello all!! Busy year for Lacuna Coil …and we couldn’t be happier! We will be back in the US AND (finally!) Canada again! We are very excited to announce that, and to bring the new songs and the new dark aura back on the road. Our friend Howard Jones and his band Devil You Know will be joining us in the madness. It will be a great tour and you HAVE to share the fun with us!”

 

Sept 14 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival (Discovery Park)

Sept 16 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

Sept 17 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory

Sept 19 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory

Sept 20 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

Sept 21 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue

Sept 23 – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room

Sept 24 – Calgary, AB @ Republik

Sept 25 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange

Sept 26 – Winnipeg, MB @ West End Culture Center

Sept 27 – Thunder Bay, ONT @ Crocks

Sept 29 – Toronto, ONT @ The Opera House

Sept 30 – London, ONT @ London Music Hall

Oct 1 – Ottawa, ONT @ Mavericks

Oct 3 – Quebec City, QC @ Le Cercle

Oct 4 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre

Oct 5 – Portland, ME @ The Asylum

Oct 7 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon

Oct 8 – Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring

Oct 10 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater

Oct 11 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

Oct 12 – New York, NY Gramercy Theatre

 

Show Review: Dinosaur Pile-Up

Posted in Artist Watch, New Music, News, Reviews, Shows with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2014 by Randy

Stage AE//Pittsburgh, PA//7.10.14

On Thursday, July 10th, three lads from West Yorkshire England by the names of Matt, Mike and Jim came to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania to play what is their spin on a very influential music genre: 90’s alternative and grunge. In a brief interview with them we learned many things, but the most important thing we got was where they drew influence(s) from, and after hearing their songs and seeing the live show, it’s easy to tell Nirvana and Foo Fighters shaped what we know as Dinosaur Pile-Up. Now before discussing their live performance and finer details about the band, we will answer the question everyone is asking: “How did they get their name?” Well, from Matt’s mouth to your eyes, here’s how it happened…Prior to the inception of this project Matt said he was watching a shitty Godzilla remake, and at one point in the movie there is a herd, (I think they’d be called a herd) or a group if you will, of dinosaurs running and the lead dinosaur tripped eventually causing… you guessed it, a DINOSAUR PILE-UP! He claims that as soon as he saw that he jokingly thought, “That’d be a unique name for a band.” A few years later when the band was sitting there trying to come up a name he figured, “Why not use it? It’s different! Thus giving birth to Dinosaur Pile-Up.

-Check out photos here!-

Now onto the performance displayed at Stage AE that night…I personally was not fortunate enough to ever witness a Nirvana concert in person but this show may be the closest I’ll ever be able to get to one. It was everything a grunge concert was and is supposed to be; angst, raw emotion, and jam sessions. DPU has two albums to date, Nature Nature and Growing Pains (with Nature Nature being the most recent). Regardless of which is your “favorite” album, their set list won’t disappoint considering they play a beautiful selection from each album respectfully. To take a step back from specifically the Pittsburgh date, I was given testimonials (via social media) from people at two other shows that DPU played, and they too were floored by the performances. One of the individuals went as far as to say “Kurt Cobain has been reincarnated” when describing guitarist/vocalist Matt Bigland’s stage presence. By the way, before it’s forgotten and not mentioned in this article, this was not a headlining show for Dinosaur Pile-Up, even though there is no doubt in my mind that it would be successful if they attempted a North American headlining tour. They were actually one of two opening acts for this band called Brand New that is fronted by a gentleman named Jesse Lacey… maybe you’ve heard of them.

Sadly, with as great as this tour was, it was short lived due to the fact that it was only scheduled to be a small 6-7 city loop in the Northeast region on the United States. However, we can report that sometime in the near future Matt and the rest of the guys in Dinosaur Pile-Up do plan on doing a bigger North American tour, and plan on making Pittsburgh a stop yet again. Be sure to keep a look out and catch their next show in your town. It’s the perfect excuse to bust out your old converse and hole filled jeans!

 

Logan Rendulic © The Rock Tribune 2014

KILL DEVIL HILL Welcome TYPE O NEGATIVE Drummer Johnny Kelly To Band

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, Featured, News, Shows with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2014 by Randy

KILL DEVIL HILL are proud to announce the addition of TYPE O NEGATIVE drummer Johnny Kelly to the band. Kelly, who also plays with DANZIG and his own band A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH, replaces the recently departed Vinny Appice.

“I’m really excited about coming on board with Kill Devil Hill,” says Kelly. “I’ve been a fan since their debut and have known the guys for a long-time. It’s also clear that I have some really big shoes to fill. I’m ready for that challenge as I prepare for KDH’s next chapter – this is gonna be a blast!”

The band will play their first shows with Kelly behind the kit April 4-6 [see dates below], three warm-up shows before embarking on an Australian run with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. More expansive North American dates will be announced shortly.

Adds KILL DEVIL HILL bassist Rex Brown: “We all have a lot of love and respect for Vinny and have been honored to have jammed with him over the last few years – we wish Vinny well with all his future endeavors, it has been a blast!”

“It’s been a great musical adventure from the beginning, but the time has now come to go our separate ways and continue to make music that we love,” says Appice of his decision to leave the band.

Featuring PANTERA and former DOWN bassist Rex Brown, ex-PISSING RAZORS frontman Dewey Bragg, acclaimed session/touring guitarist MARK ZAVON and now TYPE O NEGATIVE, DANZIG and A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH drummer Johnny Kelly, KILL DEVIL HILL deliver a crushing sound that combines a contemporary feel with a classic aesthetic that few bands today can rival. The band will be on the road throughout 2014.

KILL DEVIL HILL
APRIL
4: Las Vegas, NV – Count’s Vamp’d
5: Hollywood, CA – Viper Room
6: Long Beach, CA – Gas Lamp

KILL DEVIL HILL Australian Tour
(with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE)

APRIL
11: Brisbane, QLD – Eaton’s Hill
12: Kensington, NSW – UNSW Roundhouse
13: Melbourne, Victoria – Palace Theatre
15: Adelaide, SA – HQ Complex
16: Perth, WA – Metro City

More North American dates to be announced shortly…

NEW YEARS DAY announce tour with COMBICHRIST Recurring feature on Warped Roadies Season 2!

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

After a summer on the Warped Tour and most of the Fall on tour with OTEP, L.A. locals NEW YEARS DAY will hit the road with COMBICHRIST on their “The We Love” Tour. The band can also be heard on several episodes of the FUSE Channel’s “Warped Roadies.” Check out the show on Wednesday nights!

Combichrist “The We Love” Tour

w/ William Control & New Years Day…

4/3 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall

4/4 West Springfield, VA @ Empire

4/5 Philadelphia, PA @ TLA

4/6 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre

4/8 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club

4/9 Montreal, QC @ Le National

4/10 Toronto, ON @ Opera House

4/11 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar

4/12 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater

4/13 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge

4/15 Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater

4/16 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s

4/17 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater

4/18 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater

4/19 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue

4/21 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

4/22 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

4/24 San Francisco, CA @ Slims

4/25 Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS

4/28 Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red

5/2 Austin, TX @ Elysium

5/3 Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

5/4 Dallas, TX @ Trees

5/6 Pensacola, FL @Vinyl Music Hall

5/8 Jacksonville, FL @ Roc Bar

5/9 West Palm Beach, FL @ Respectables

5/10 Orlando, FL @ Backbooth

5/11 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

 

NEW YEARS DAY released VICTIM TO VILLAIN earlier this year on Century Media.  Check out their video for the song “Angel Eyes” featuring guest appearance in both the video and on the recorded track, from Chris from Motionless In White…

New Years Day “Angel Eyes” video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHmSF-_6xlo

NEW YEARS DAY online:

www.facebook.com/nydrock

www.twitter.com/NYDrock

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

GEMINI SYNDROME ANNOUNCE HEADLINING SHOWS IN DECEMBER

Posted in All Metal, Artist Watch, Featured, New Music, News, Previews, Shows, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on November 19, 2013 by Randy

BAND ON THE ROAD IN SUPPORT OF DEBUT ALBUM LUX, OUT NOW

 

 Los Angeles alternative hard rock band Gemini Syndrome have announced a series of headlining tour dates in the Midwest and East Coast in December. The band is fresh off a national fall tour supporting Five Finger Death Punch that wrapped up at the end of October.  Please visit Geminisyndrome.com and Facebook.com/geminisyndrome for more information.

Constant touring has earned Gemini Syndrome an ardent and ever-growing audience thanks to their explosive live shows. Fans are spreading the word organically, calling their debut album, LUX, “A sonic assault,” “The next big thing,” “Will top your favorites list for years to come,” “hypnotic and relentless,” “haunting,” “worth blowing your speakers for,” “melodically beautiful,””a unique sound,” “dynamic,” and “powerful.”

Gemini Syndrome have been recently featured in Billboard Magazine’s “Bubbling Under” column with “Stardust,” the single from LUX, currently #34 on the Active Rock radio chart and climbing.

Now, Gemini Syndrome will return to the road as headliners. Please see below for all upcoming tour dates.

11/30   Joliet, IL                      105.5 The Kat’s Holiday*

12/02   Madison, WI                The SRS Stage*

12/03   Rockford, IL                 District Bar and Grill*

12/04   Racine, WI                   Rt 20*

12/05   Columbus, OH              Xclusive*

12/07   Parkersburg, WV          Six Pence Pub*

12/08   West Chester, PA        The Note*

12/10   Amityville, NY              Revolution*

12/11   Clifton, NJ                   Dingbatz*

12/12   Newport, KY                Thompson House*

12/13   Kokomo, IN                 Centerstage Bar & Grill*

12/14   Peoria, IL                    Peoria Civic Center Exhibit Hall*

*With Starset and Mindset Evolution

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