John Fred Young of Black Stone Cherry
Black Stone Cherry has released the video for “In Our Dreams,” the first single from its upcoming fifth studio album, Kentucky, which is set for release on April 1 via the Mascot Label Group.
The video is set in a post-apocalyptic underwater world, “Hydros,” ruled by a nefarious leader. While the band plays, the tale unfolds of two sisters separated in this society by a class structure. They eventually are reunited when a revolt topples the system and they escape to a new life above water. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: February 4, 2016 by Greg Maki in News, Tour Dates
Tags: Association of the United States Army, Co-headlining, Five Finger Death Punch, Got Your Six, Shinedown, Soldier Appreciation Award, Tour Dates, Wash It All Away, Zoltan Bathory
Five Finger Death Punch
Five Finger Death Punch will team up with Shinedown for a series of co-headlining shows this May, in conjunction with allperformances at the biggest U.S. festivals of the year..
Local pre-sales will start at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb.. The national public on-sale for the dates with will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4. For more information and VIP offerings, go to www.Fivefingerdeathpunch.com. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 28, 2016 by Greg Maki in News, Tour Dates
Tags: Festivals, Grammy Awards, Kill the Flaw, Lajon Witherspoon, Like a Storm, Sevendust, Thank You, Tour Dates, Trivium
Sevendust has announced its first U.S. headline tour in support of its latest album, Kill the Flaw. The tour will kick off April 26 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and wrap up May 28 at the Rocklahoma Festival in Pryor, Oklahoma. The headline dates will feature special guests Trivium and Like a Storm as show openers. The tour will include stops in Atlanta, Georgia; New York City; Baltimore, Maryland; and Reading, Pennsylvania. Sevendust also will make stops at several festivals, including Fort Rock, Welcome to Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion, Rock on the Range and Rock Derby.
Tickets for all headline shows go on sale Friday, Jan. 29; go to www.sevendust.com for more information and to buy tickets. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 27, 2016 by Greg Maki in News, Tour Dates
Tags: Crazy Eyes, Death Valley High, Filter, Make America Hate Again, Orgy, Richard Patrick, Tour Dates, Vampires Everywhere, Wind-up Records
Richard Patrick of Filter
Filter has announced the dates of its “Make America Hate Again” U.S. tour. The trek will kick off April 13 and run through May 21, with stops at festivals Welcome to Rockville in Jacksonville, Florida, and Carolina Rebellion in Concord, North Carolina, included. Support on most dates will come from Orgy, Vampires Everywhere and Death Valley High.
The tour is in support of Filter’s upcoming album, Crazy Eyes, set for release April 8 via Wind-up Records. The album’s first single, “Take Me to Heaven,” is streaming online now. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: January 27, 2016 by Greg Maki in News
Tags: Community Foundation of Greater Flint, David Gunn, Flint, Flint Child Health & Development Fund, Flint Michigan, Flint water crisis, King, King 810, Roadrunner Records, Savage Village, Water crisis, We Gotta Help Ourselves
David Gunn of KING 810, performing live on Nov. 19, 2014, at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Maryland.
KING 810 has released a new track titled “We Gotta Help Ourselves,” which takes aim at the current water crisis in its hometown of Flint, Michigan. The band also has partnered with local Flint outlet Savage Village to create a unique T-shirt design to be sold in support of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint’s Flint Child Health & Development Fund. One hundred percent of the proceeds from T-shirt sales will go directly to the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. To buy a shirt in support, visit http://savagevillage.bigcartel.com/product/king-810-we-gotta-help-ourselves-t-shirt. Read the rest of this entry »
Sumerian Records marks its 10 year anniversary with a four week tour, dubbed the Sumerian 10 Year Tour, featuring five of the Los Angeles labels’ bands: Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, After The Burial, ERRA and Bad Omens.
“Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya and After The Burial have all played a crucial role in the new wave of progressive, heavy music and in the pedigree of Sumerian,” said label founder, Ash Avildsen. “They are some of the most genuine, hard-working and talented musicians I have had the privilege to work with. I vividly remember first seeing all three of them play together at a tiny legion hall in a small Illinois town when Sumerian was less than a year old and they were all unsigned. I can proudly say that without Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya and After The Burial together on the label, Sumerian would not have become the entity it is today. I am honored to have this Midwest menagerie carrying the 10 Year Tour and excited for our newcomers ERRA and Bad Omens. Thank you to all of the fans who support the bands and the music. Without you, none of this would be possible. See you in the pit.” View tour dates inside. Read the rest of this entry »
In This Moment’s debut album, Beautiful Tragedy, will be released on vinyl for the first time in February.
The album, released in 2007, reached No. 35 on Billboard’s Independent charts. In This Moment has gone to sell nearly half a million albums and, in 2014, released its major label debut, Black Widow, for Atlantic.
Though the band has risen to prominence on an electronic/industrial-tinged sound and an elaborate stage show, Beautiful Tragedy is a blend of metalcore and hard rock. From the lineup that recorded it, only vocalist Maria Brink and guitarist Chris Howorth remain in the band today. Read Live Metal’s review, originally published in March 2007, here. Read the rest of this entry »