Tagsylvania Is Back For It’s 8th Season Featuring “Motel 666”

 

For its eighth consecutive season Tag’s Summer Stage in Big Flats, NY makes a ghastly transformation as it shifts from upbeat concert venue to a dark foreboding home of the undead. Rated as one of the top 31 Must See Haunts by Haunted Attraction Magazine the sprawling facility is home to four different attractions this season. Along with long standing staples “Lectures Layer”, “Psycho Swamp” and “Jerkus Circus” is the newly constructed “Motel 666” a two story dilapidated motel which is said to be the home of long since deceased travelers who checked in but never left. Complete with its own frightfully, comedic desk clerk who welcomes visitors with open arms making the new attraction right at home with the other long standing haunts.

While taking a moment to catch your breath between scares visitors can partake in a variety of activities such as the “Escape the Precinct” escape room experience, a “Dark Shadows Maze”, the “Vortex” or meet with a Psychic or Tarot Card reader. If that still isn’t enough try your hand at a number of Carnival themed games while enjoying some of the fall themed food and beverages. Open weekends during the month of October haunt goers can visit http://tagsylvania.com/ for a complete schedule and to purchase tickets…If they dare.

 

“The Breakout Tour” Featuring The Machinist and Gladiators set to kick off July 8th

Introducing “The Breakout Tour” – Featuring THE MACHINIST and GLADIATORS

with Support from THE BLESSING OF THIS CURSE 

Beginning July 8th in Falls Church, VA

 

Introducing The Breakout Tour, featuring today’s hottest up and coming heavy metal and rock bands from the U.S. Northeast! Presented by Pure Deathcore, Deathkrew Clothing, CI Records, ESP Guitars, Imperial Cymbals and Fakelife Clothing Co., the tour will feature performances from New York City’s The Machinist and Lancaster, PA’s Gladiators, with support from New Jersey’s The Blessing Of This Curse. Each of these artists have received great recognition in their local scenes – demonstrating strong instrumentalism and striking live performances – and are poised to breakout into national stardom.

The Breakout Tour will visit a total of eight Northeastern U.S. cities next month, beginning on July 8 in Falls Church, VA and will hit venues in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut before ending in Lancaster, PA on July 17 at 717 Fest.

See below for all currently confirmed tour dates and more information on each band. To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit the links below.

The Breakout Tour dates:
7/8 Falls Church, VA @ VFW Post 9274 – event info
7/11 Elmhurst, NY @ Blackthorn 51 – event info
7/12 Poughkeepsie, NY @ My Place Pizza (Class Act Fest) – event info
7/13 Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar – event info | tickets
7/14 Revere, MA @ Sammy’s Patio
7/15 Providence, RI @ Fete
7/16 Milford, CT @ Sobah Bah – event info
7/17 Lancaster, PA @ Lancaster County Convention Center (717 Fest) – event info + tickets

About The Machinist:
The Machinist is a four-piece metal band hailing from all corners of Queens, NY and abide by one goal: to bring the groove to all. With catchy riffs, grooving breakdowns and the shred we all love, The Machinist has a little something for everyone… and then some. The band’s debut release, The Machinist EP (out July 8 and available on tour), was recorded at Westfall Studios with Anthony Lopardo and is available to pre-order via the band’s BigCartel page.

Featuring lead vocalist Amanda Gjelaj – who’s demonic growls and screeches would put any metal vocalist to shame – The Machinist EP will appeal to fans of groove metal like Lamb of God, as well as fans of emotive melodic groups such as Misery Signals. Watch The Machinist’s new music video for the track “Wake Up” here, and learn more about The Machinist here: www.facebook.com/themachinistnyc

About Gladiators:
Gladiators is a rising progressive metal band from Lancaster, PA. Lancaster is a culture hub that within the last decade has become recognized for its vibrant music scene exclusive to the region. While Lancaster-native artists like August Burns Red, Texas in July and This Or The Apocalypse have made a strong name for themselves in the metal scene, Gladiators works tirelessly to set themselves apart and establish a new frontier in the genre. The band brings a fresh perspective and direction to a scene that has developed a specific sound.

Gladiators worked meticulously for the better part of a year to establish their new release, Plexus, which came out this past March via CI Records. The band released a music video for the title track, which you can view here. You can order Plexus via iTunes, and learn more about the band here: www.facebook.com/GladiatorsBandpa

About The Blessing Of This Curse:
The Blessing of This Curse is a five-piece metalcore band based out of Bergen County, New Jersey. Their most recent release, Emergence EP, is available now on iTunes and all other digital music providers! Featuring the singles “Quicksand” & “Unconditional,” this latest effort by TBOTC showcases their ability to blend technicality, brutality, and melody in a unique, cohesive way. This EP was recorded with Steve Seid and mastered by Will Putney at Graphic Nature Audio (Northlane, The Acacia Strain, The Amity Affliction).

Since their inception in 2011, The Blessing of This Curse has made it their goal to create honest, heavy music that stands out from the rest. Although their sound has changed and progressed over the last few years, this goal has stayed constant. After gaining traction with their sophomore release Separate Yourself, they have been given the opportunity to share the stage with national acts such as Motionless In White, The Word Alive, Upon A Burning Body, Veil Of Maya, Thy Art Is Murder, I See Stars, and more.

Check out the band’s music video for the single “Unconditional” here, directed and produced by Kevin Joel. Learn more about The Blessing of This Curse here: www.facebook.com/theblessingofthiscurse

“Grudge Match” Arrives Onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digtial HD on April 8th

NEVER GIVE UP THE FIGHT WHEN
Grudge Match
ARRIVES ONTO BLU-RAY COMBO PACK, DVD and DIGITAL HD ON APRIL 8 FROM
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Blu-ray and Digital HD include bonus content featuring interviews with the all-star cast!
All disc versions feature UltraViolet

Burbank, CA, February 19, 2014– Past-their-prime boxers pack a comic punch in “Grudge Match,” arriving onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on April 8 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. “Grudge Match” stars Oscar® winner Robert De Niro (“Raging Bull,” “Silver Linings Playbook”) and Oscar® nominee Sylvester Stallone (the “Rocky” films, “The Expendables”) as old boxing rivals who come out of retirement for one final match.

Peter Segal (“Get Smart”) directs the comedy, which also stars Kevin Hart (“Think Like a Man”) as Dante Slate, Jr.; Oscar® winner Alan Arkin as Razor’s former trainer, Louis “Lightning” Conlon, who gets to put Razor through his paces again; and Oscar® winner Kim Basinger (“L.A. Confidential”) as Sally Rose, who was once the love of Razor’s life.

Grudge Match” will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and on DVD for $28.98. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in hi-definition on Blu-ray, and the DVD features the theatrical version in standard definition. Both include a digital version of the movie on Digital HD with UltraViolet.* Fans can also own “Grudge Match” in Digital HD on April 8 via purchase from digital retailers.

SYNOPSIS

In “Grudge Match,” Billy “The Kid” McDonnen (De Niro) and Henry “Razor” Sharp (Stallone) are two local Pittsburgh fighters whose fierce rivalry put them in the national spotlight.  Each had scored a victory against the other during their heyday, but in 1983, on the eve of their decisive third match, Razor suddenly announced his retirement, refusing to explain why but effectively delivering a knock-out punch to both their careers.  Thirty years later, boxing promoter Dante Slate, Jr., seeing big dollar signs, makes them an offer they can’t refuse: to re-enter the ring and settle the score once and for all.

But they may not have to wait that long: on their first encounter in decades, their long-festering feud erupts into an unintentionally hilarious melee that instantly goes viral.  The sudden social media frenzy transforms their local grudge match into a must-see HBO event.  Now, if they can just survive the training, they may actually live to fight again.

BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS

 

“Grudge Match” Blu-ray Combo Pack contains the following special features:

  • The Bull & The Stallion
  • In the Ring with Kevin Hart
  • Ringside with Tyson & Holyfield
  • Blow for Blow with Larry Holmes
  • Kevin Hart Unedited
  • Alternate Opening
  • Alternate Endings with an Introduction by Peter Segal
  • Deleted Scenes

Standard Definition DVD contains the following special feature:

  • Deleted Scenes

“The Exorcist” 40th Anniversary Extended Director’s Cut Blu-ray Streets October 8th

THE EXORCIST CELEBRATES 40THANNIVERSARY OCTOBER 8

Blu-ray Includes the Extended Director’s Cut, Theatrical Version  with New Special Features and Premiums

Burbank, Calif. June 20, 2013 – When The Exorcist was first released in 1973, viewers were frightened out of their wits – and literally out of their seats. Now Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Academy Award® winning director William Friedkin’s suspense masterpiece that haunted and intrigued the world, with a new Blu-ray release featuring the Extended Director’s Cut and Theatrical Version with new special features and premiums ($49.99 SRP). Available October 8, just ahead of Halloween, this 40th Anniversary Edition will include two new featurettes: “Beyond Comprehension: William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist” and “Talk of the Devil,” as well as an excerpt from Friedkin’s book The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir.

A true cinema landmark, the theological thriller is one of the top ten box-office performers of all time.* The Exorcist took 10 Academy Award® nominations[i], including Best Picture, and won two Oscars®[ii], for Best Adapted Screenplay, as well as winning for Best Sound. Subsequently, the film went on to become a multi-million dollar franchise. Directed by Friedkin (Oscar®-winner for The French Connection – Directing 1971) and written by William Peter Blatty, the film is based on his best-selling novel, which sold nearly 13 million copies domestically and was the #1 book on the New York Times Best Seller List for 57 weeks, 17 of them at #1.

Regarding the Extended Director’s Cut, Friedkin says, “After my initial cut, I took out 12 more minutes before we released it in theatres. Years later, Bill Blatty asked if I’d review some of that rejected footage (which he always felt should have remained) with an eye towards putting it back in a new version. In so doing I believe we strengthened the spiritual aspect of the film.”

Celebrated for his directorial role in this seminal film, Friedkin is still very much in the limelight. His new book, The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir,recently published by HarperCollins, extensively discusses the background and casting of The Exorcist. The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films will honor Friedkin this month with their Lifetime Achievement Award for his continually influential work in genre entertainment at this year’s Saturn Awards. In August, Friedkin will receive the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 70th Venice International Film Festival, where he will present the restored version of Warner Bros.’ Sorcerer. And Friedkin and author Blatty will attend a special 40th Anniversary screening of their film at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. on October 30. The film will also have an exclusive theatrical engagement October 31 through November 7th at the AMC Georgetown.

Synopsis

The Exorcist tells the now-famous story of a girl’s demonic possession, and a gripping fight between good and evil. Linda Blair, in a breakout role, plays Regan, a young girl who starts to exhibit strange, arcane behavior. Her mother (Ellen Burstyn, Oscarâ-winner for Best Actress Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore) calls upon a priest, Father Karras (Jason Miller) to investigate. But Karras, who has a spiritual crisis of his own, is suddenly confronted with the unimaginable evil of Regan’s possession. Father Lankester Merrin (Max Von Sydow), an archeologist-priest, is called to help, and a horrific battle for her soul begins.

Special Features:

  • Beyond Comprehension: William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist (NEW) 40 years after his novel was published, The Exorcist author, screenwriter and producer returns to where it all began. First stop is a cabin/guest house in the hills of Encino, California, where Blatty wrote the novel. The author visits the place for the first time in 40 years and shares not only memories of writing the book, but also discusses how it inspired him. We then meet Blatty in two key and iconic locations; Georgetown University where the film was shot, and at the now-famous Exorciststeps. Throughout, Blatty reads from his novel, including an excerpt from a chilling newly published passage.
  • Talk of the Devil (NEW) – While at Georgetown University, William Peter Blatty heard about a true case of possession from Father Eugene Gallagher. At the time the film came out, the priest talked at length about exorcism, the true story and about Blatty; this footage is now available for the first time in many years. It is as revealing as it is shocking.
  • Two Commentaries by William Friedkin
  • Commentary by William Peter Blatty
  • Introduction by William Friedkin
  • 1998 BBC Documentary “The Fear of God: 25 Years of the Exorcist”
  • Raising Hell: Filming the Exorcist Set footage produced and photographed by Owen Roizman, camera and makeup tests, and interviews with director William Friedkin, actress Linda Blair, author/screenwriter/producer William Peter Blatty and Owen Roizman.
  • The Exorcist Locations: Georgetown Then and Now — Featuring a tour of the iconic locations where the film was shot.
  • Faces of Evil: The Different Versions of The Exorcist — with director William Friedkin and author/screenwriter/producer William Peter Blatty discussing the different versions of the film and featuring outtakes from the film.
  • Original Ending
  • Interviews

o   The Original Cut

o   Stairway to Heaven

o   The Final Reckoning

  • Sketches & Storyboards
  • Radio Spots
  • TV Spots
  • Trailers

Premium:

Excerpt of The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir

 The Exorcist 40th Anniversary Extended Director’s Cut Blu-ray™

Street Date: October 8, 2013

Order Due Date: September 3, 2013

Rated R

Run Time: 132min (Extended Director’s Cut)

122 (Theatrical Version)

Pricing: $49.99 SRP

Black Veil Brides to Unleash “Wretched and Divine: the Story of the Wild Ones” on January 8th

BLACK VEIL BRIDES TO UNLEASH

WRETCHED AND DIVINE: THE STORY OF THE WILD ONES ON JANUARY 8th

VIA LAVA RECORDS/UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC 

Pre-Order For Band’s Third Album Set For October 31st via iTunes 

The Church Of The Wild Ones World Tour Kicks Off January 4th 

(New York, NY – October 29, 2012) – Los Angeles based hard rockers Black Veil Brides return with their third album Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones. The album is being released on January 8th via Lava Records/Unviersal Republic.  The album marks the band’s first full length release since 2011’s Set The World On Fire which debuted at #1 on the iTunes Rock chart, #4 on the iTunes overall album chart and #17 on the Billboard Top 200. The 19 track opus builds upon the signature sound the Black Veil Brides have created since their debut We Stitch These Wounds while showcasing their growth as musicians and songwriters. The pre-order for the new album goes live on iTunes on October 31st and fans who pre-order the whole album will be treated to an instant download of the first single “In The End” which was the theme song for WWE’s Hell In A Cell Pay-Per-View event recently.  Wretched And Divive: The Story Of The Wild Ones was produced by John Feldmann known for his work with The Used, Neon Trees, Panic! At The Disco, and The Veronicas, among others.

Black Veil Brides will also be heading out on The Church Of The Wild Ones World Tour in support of the new album.  The tour, which kicks off January 4th in Las Vegas, will cover two continents and four different countries before it ends on March 8th in San Francisco.  The first leg will make stops in Denver, Houston, Philadelphia and New York to name a few before heading over to the United Kingdom.  There, the band will make stops in Manchester, Bristol, Liverpool and Glasgow and more before returning to the States for the second US leg of The Church Of The Wild Ones Tour. The band will also make a return to Mexico on February 23rd during this leg.

The tracklisting for Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones is:

1) Exordium
2) I Am Bulletproof
3) New Year’s Day
4) F.E.A.R. Transmission 1: Stay Close
5) Wretched And Divine
6) We Don’t Belong
7) F.E.A.R. Transmission 2: Trust
8) Devil’s Choir
9) Resurrect The Sun
10) Overture
11) Shadows Die
12) Abeyance
13) Days Are Numbered
14) Done For You
15) Nobody’s Hero
16) Lost It All
17) F.E.A.R. Transmission 3: As War Fades
18) In The End
19) F.E.A.R. Final Transmission

Black Veil Brides is Andy Biersack (vocals), Jake Pitts (guitars), Jinxx (guitars/violin), Ashley Purdy (bass) and Christian “CC” Coma (drums).

* TOUR DATES ATTACHED *

THE CHURCH OF THE WILD ONES WORLD TOUR

DATE

CITY, STATE

VENUE

Jan 4th

Las Vegas, NV

Hard Rock Café

Jan 5th

Phoenix, AZ

Nile Theatre

Jan 7th

Denver, CO

Ogden Theatre

Jan 9th

Odessa, TX

Dos Amigos

Jan 10th

Dallas, TX

The Palladium

Jan 11th

San Antonio, TX

Backstage Live

Jan 12th

Houston, TX

House Of Blues

Jan 14th

Tampa, FL

State Theatre

Jan 15th

Jacksonville, FL

The Edge

Jan 16th

Atlanta, GA

The Masquerade

Jan 18th

Baltimore, MD

Rams Head Live

Jan 19th

Philadelphia, PA

The Trocadero

Jan 20th

Sayreville, NJ

Starland Ballroom

Jan 22nd

Cleveland, OH

Peabody’s

Jan 23rd

Buffalo, NY

Infinity

Jan 25th

New York, NY

Best Buy Theatre

Jan 26th

Worcester, MA

The Palladium

Jan 27th

Manchester, NH

Armory

Jan 29th

Pittsburgh, PA

Altar Bar

Jan 30th

Toronto, ON

Opera House

Feb 3rd

Cardiff, UK

Cardiff University Great Hall

Feb 4th

Manchester, UK

Academy

Feb 5th

Bristol, UK

O2 Academy

Feb 7th

Southampton, UK

Guild Hall

Feb 8th

Norwich, UK

UEA

Feb 9th

Liverpool, UK

O2 Academy

Feb 10th

Glasgow, UK

O2 Academy

Feb 12th

Newcastle, UK

O2 Academy

Feb 13th

Sheffield, UK

O2 Academy

Feb 14th

Birmingham, UK

O2 Academy

Feb 15th

London, UK

O2 Academy Brixton

Feb 17th

Allentown, PA

Crocodile Rock

Feb 19th

Louisville, KY

Headliners

Feb 21st

Chicago, IL

House Of Blues

Feb 22nd

Detroit, MI

Crofoot Ballroom

Feb 23rd

Mexico City, MX

El Plaza Condesa

Feb 27th

Salt Lake City, UT

The Complex

Feb 28th

Boise, ID

Knitting Factory

Mar 1st

Spokane, WA

Knitting Factory

Mar 2nd

Seattle, WA

Studio Seven

Mar 4th

Chico, CA

Senator Theatre

Mar 5th

Reno, NV

Knitting Factory

Mar 6th

Sacramento, CA

Ace Of Spades