METALLICA LIGHTS UP FORTNITE AS FIRST EVER BAND TO TAKE CENTER STAGE ACROSS ALL FORTNITE

Metallica Lights Up Fortnite
First Ever Band to Take Center Stage Across All of Fortnite Beginning June 13
Metallica: Fuel. Fire. Fury. Playable Concert June 22 & 23

Watch the Metallica x Fortnite trailer here

Having played every continent in the physical world, Metallica sets its sights on new frontiers with events across Fortnite this month.

Metallica becomes the first band to take center stage across all Fortnite experiences, with Metallica-themed gameplay coming to Fortnite Festival, Battle Royale, LEGO Fortnite, Rocket Racing and more starting tomorrow, June 13. Plus, as part of an all new music experience inside of Fortnite, Metallica: Fuel. Fire. Fury. will bring a series of in-game concert performances to players only on June 22 and June 23.

Completely customized and built from the ground up using Unreal Editor for Fortnite by technology studio Magnopus, Metallica: Fuel. Fire. Fury. is a brand-new playable concert that will journey through six of Metallica’s fan-favorite songs with themed gameplay that complements the intensity of a Metallica live show. This immersive music experience will have six different showtimes across two days:

Saturday, June 22, 2024
2 PM ET
5 PM ET
11 PM ET

Sunday, June 23, 2024
10 AM ET
2 PM ET
5 PM ET

The above times will be the only chance to experience the concert live.

James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, and Robert Trujillo of Metallica are the icons of Fortnite Festival Season 4, where fans can shred along with Metallica on classics including “Enter Sandman,” “Ride the Lightning,” and “Master of Puppets.”

Metallica’s not just visiting Fortnite to perform—they’re here to battle. This new season of Fortnite Festival introduces the Battle Stage, a new competitive way to play the rhythm music game, and will be available even after the Metallica collaboration concludes.

Fortnite Festival’s Battle Stage will see 16 players in a match, all will play from the same four-song setlist, and one will emerge victorious.

Season 4 starts tomorrow and ends August 16, 2024 at 12 AM ET. For more info on Season 4, the “player-vs-player” (PvP) Battle Stage, check out the Fortnite Festival blog.

Metallica themed-gameplay is also coming to additional Fortnite games: Battle Royale, LEGO Fortnite, and Rocket Racing. For more information on the Metallica x Fortnite collaboration, visit the blog.

How to Jump Into Fortnite
● Download Fortnite for free on PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, Android, PC.
● Fortnite is also available on cloud-based streaming services. Learn how to access any of these options here.
● Once in the Fortnite Lobby, select the game you’d like to play. For starters:
○ “Fortnite Battle Royale” for the classic, action-packed shooter
○ “Fortnite Festival – Main Stage” for rhythm-based gameplay
○ “Fortnite Festival – Battle Stage” for competitive, player-vs-player music gameplay
○ “LEGO Fortnite” for a survival crafting LEGO adventure
○ “Rocket Racing” to drift, fly, and boost in a supersonic arcade racer

ALKALINE TRIO: SEPTEMBER NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATE TICKET PRESALE AVAILABLE NOW

ALKALINE TRIO

BLOOD, HAIR, AND EYEBALLS

SEPTEMBER NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
PRESALE AVAILABLE NOW AT http://alkalinetrio.shofetti.com/

“From the moment Skiba skipped onto the stage…Alkaline Trio were wildly engaging and all-around exceptional.” – Las Vegas Weekly

“Alkaline Trio still attack the stage with the same visceral energy that won them the fans that are still packing venues to see them today.” – Rock Revival

Something wicked this way comes… Alkaline Trio has today announced new North American dates for their can’t miss Blood, Hair, and Eyeballs The Tour 2024. Kicking off San Antonio, TX, the headline dates will see the tortured triumvirate touch down in New Orleans, Buffalo, Milwaukee and more.

Fan club presale today at 12PM EST via http://alkalinetrio.shofetti.com/

Promoter presale today at 1PM EST via www.alkalinetrio.com/tour

General onsale June 13 at 1PM via www.alkalinetrio.com/tour

Newly announced Blood, Hair and Eyeballs The Tour 2024 dates
(Spanish Love Songs and Slomosa supports on all dates)

09/11/24 – San Antonio, TX –Aztec Theater
09/12/24 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
09/15/24 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall
09/17/24 – Wilmington, DE – The Queen
09/19/24 – Wallingford, CT – The Dome at Oakdale
09/20/24 – Wantagh, NY – Mulcahy’s
09/21/24 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
09/22/24 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
09/24/24 – Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Riverworks
09/26/24 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
09/27/24 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
09/28/24 – Columbus, OH – KEMBA Live!
09/29/24 – Newport, KY – MegaCorp Pavilion

JOHN 5 Releases Brand-New Song “A Hollywood Story,” Inspired By His Life & Career, From Picking Up His First Guitar To Touring The World; New Fall 2024 Solo Tour Announced, Plus More Mötley Crüe Dates

JOHN 5
RELEASES BRAND-NEW SONG “A HOLLYWOOD STORY”
TELLING THE TALE OF HIS LIFE & CAREER,
FROM PICKING UP HIS FIRST GUITAR
TO TOURING THE WORLD

SEE THE VIDEO HERE

NEW JOHN 5 TOUR DATES
COMING THIS FALL,
BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 1 IN BOSTON &
INCLUDING CANADIAN DATES
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY JUNE 14

JOHN 5 ALSO CONTINUES TOURING WITH MÖTLEY CRÜE IN 2024

Guitar virtuoso John 5 is giving fans a look into his life and career with a brand-new song called “A Hollywood Story.” The track, and accompanying video, details John 5’s incredible journey, from picking up his first guitar at the age of 7 to recording acclaimed solo material and touring the world with the likes of Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Rob Halford and – currently – Mötley Crüe.

STREAM “A HOLLYWOOD STORY” HERE

SEE THE VIDEO FOR “A HOLLYWOOD STORY” HERE

Says John 5 of the song, “’A Hollywood Story’ is a look back on my career and how lucky I am to have had the experiences that I’ve had. When you’re a little kid, in your room, dreaming of your future, I never could’ve dreamt of what has happened to me in real life. I’m so appreciative and so happy. So go after your dreams whatever they may be.”

The new track comes after the release of the instrumental masterpiece “The Ghost” last October as well as a series of sold-out tour dates in 2023. John 5 will hit the road again this fall on the Strung Out Tour, with special guest Turning Jane, beginning September 1 in Boston, MA and ending October 24 in Novato, CA, with a number of Canadian dates. These new solo appearances will be in addition to John 5’s confirmed dates with Mötley Crüe including Summerfest, Louder Than Life and Aftershock festivals. The full itinerary of John 5’s fall tour is below; tickets go on sale this Friday, June 14.

JOHN 5 STRUNG OUT TOUR 2024

Sept 1 Boston, MA @ City Winery
Sept 2 Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s
Sept 4 Albany, NY @ Empire Live
Sept 5 Montreal, QC @ Le Studio TD
Sept 6 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
Sept 7 Cadillac, MI @ Venue Event Center
Sept 8 Westland, MI @ Token Lounge
Sept 9 Chicago, IL @ City Winery
Sept 10 Madison, WI @Majestic Theater
Sept 12 Sioux Falls, SD @ Bigs Bar
Sept 13 Fargo, ND @ Sanctuary Events Center
Sept 14 Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theatre
Sept 15 Regina, SK @ The Exchange
Sept 17 Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
Sept 18 TBA
Sept 19 Kelowna, BC @ The Revelry
Sept 20 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
Sept 21 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Sept 22 Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom
Oct 23 Menlo Park, CA @ The Guild Theater
Oct 24 Novato, CA @ Hop-monk

JUDAS PRIEST ANNOUNCES LEG 2 OF HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL INVINCIBLE SHIELD TOUR WITH SABATON

JUDAS PRIEST ANNOUNCES LEG 2 OF HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL INVINCIBLE SHIELD TOUR

Sabaton To Join Across All Shows

Tickets Available Starting Wednesday, June 12 with Artist Presale

General Onsale Begins on Friday, June 14 at 10AM Local on judaspriestinvincibleshield.com

Today, heavy metal titans Judas Priest have announced leg 2 of their Invincible Shield Tour with special guest Sabaton. The all-time greats will take over new markets in North America this fall with an additional 23 performances. All shows will feature music from their highly-anticipated album Invincible Shield.

Produced by Live Nation, the tour kicks off on September 13 at Bell Centre in Montreal, QC and makes stops in Milwaukee, WI; Omaha, NE; Spokane, WA; Portland, OR; Los Angeles, CA; Phoenix, AZ and more before wrapping up with three shows in Texas on October 22, 24 and 26. Full ticketing and tour dates are available below. Metalheads are in for the show of a lifetime as few rock or metal acts remain as much of a must-see live attraction as Judas Priest.

TICKETS: Tickets will be available starting with an artist presale beginning on Wednesday, June 12. Additional presales will run throughout the week ahead of the general on-sale beginning on Friday, June 14 at 10am local time at judaspriestinvincibleshield.com.

JUDAS PRIEST: INVINCIBLE SHIELD LEG 2 TOUR DATES:J

Fri Sep 13 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Sat Sep 14 – Niagara Falls, ON – Fallsview Casino Resort*
Tue Sep 17 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
Thu Sep 19 – Milwaukee, WI – Miller High Life Theatre
Sat Sep 21 – Cedar Rapids, IA – Alliant Energy PowerHouse
Sun Sep 22 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center*
Tue Sep 24 – Rochester, MN – Mayo Civic Center Arena*
Wed Sep 25 – Omaha, NE – Baxter Arena
Fri Sep 27 – Rockford, IL – BMO Center
Sun Sep 29 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life – Festival^
Tue Oct 1 – Independence, MO – Cable Dahmer Arena
Thu Oct 3 – Billings, MT – First Interstate Arena at MetraPark
Sat Oct 5 – Idaho Falls, ID – Mountain America Center
Sun Oct 6 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
Wed Oct 9 – Everett, WA – Angel of the Winds Arena
Thu Oct 10 – Portland, OR – Alaska Airlines’ Theater of the Clouds
Sat Oct 12 – Sacramento, CA – After Shock Festival^
Sun Oct 13 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort and Casino*
Tue Oct 15 – Los Angeles, CA – YouTube Theater
Wed Oct 16 – Las Vegas, NV – Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood
Fri Oct 18 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Financial Theatre
Sun Oct 20 – Loveland, CO – Blue Arena
Tue Oct 22 – Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Thu Oct 24 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
Sat Oct 26 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

*Not A Live Nation Date
^Festival Date

Concert Review: Baroness “U.S. Summer Tour” Essex, Rochester, NY

U.S. Summer Tour 2023

Baroness, Portrayal of Guilt, Gozu,

Sunday, June 2nd 2024
Essex, Rochester, NY

Our Score: 4 out of 5 stars

Progressive heavy metal-ers Baroness made a stop in Rochester, NY at the newly opened Essex music venue for a night of thunderous guitar driven music. The show is one of a handful of dates making up the Georgia based bands Summer tour and is support of their most recent studio release titled “Stone”. Along with the evenings headliner were Portrayal of Guilt and Gozu who each took their turn at filling the air of the dimly lit, industrial venue which served as a near perfect location for the nights sonic festivities.

Taking the stage first were Boston, MA natives Gozu. The band consisting of vocalist/guitarist Marc Gaffney, guitarist Doug Sherman, bassist Joe Grotto and drummer Seth Botos performed a brief set which oozed forth a sonic dirge of fuzz driven stoner rock that had those in attendance slows nodding their heads in a eerie cadence as the bands dual guitar attack ripped through the venues front of house speakers. The band played performed tracks from their five album catalog including tracks from their most recent release “Remedy”. Fans who made it out to the venue early got a real treat as Gozu’s performance was a perfect blend of melodic psychedelia.

Next up was the black metal band Portrayal of Guilt. Hailing from Austin, TX the three piece group couldn’t have been more different from the other bands on the bill as their intense attack and abstract song structure was much more aggressive than I think some fans were ready for. Vocalist/guitarist Matt King was all business as his guttural vocal style socked listeners in the gut while the bands instrumentation finished them off with a bludgeoning knockout blow. Though personally I didn’t find anything particular appealing about the bands sound or performance they did receive a sizable amount of applause at the close of their set.

After a minimal set change Baroness would take the stage next performing a 13 song set made up of tracks from the bands expansive catalog. “Last Word” from the recently released “Stone” album would kick things off by setting the foundation for fans favorite like “A Horse Called Golgotha” and “March to the Sea”. The blend of guitar and vocals provided by John Baizley and Gina Gleason worked flawlessly together and only seem to get better as the set progressed in to tracks like “Chlorine and Wine” and my personal favorite “Shock Me”. Equally impressive was the bands rhythm section which features Sebastian Thomas on drums and Nick Jost on bass and keyboards. Much like the duo of Baizley and Gleason both Jost and Thomas are keyed in to one another on such a high level that they could easily be considered one of the best rhythm sections out there. The frantic “Borderlines” and the overdriven “The Sweetest Curse” would close out the main portion of the evenings set however after a short pause the band would take the stage for two final songs. Before ending the night John Baizley would thank the crowd for their continued support and dedication to the band which goes back to the bands early days. The band then closed out the night with the always popular “Take My Bones Away” a track which had the crowd singing along to nearly every word and “Isak” an older number that’s notes and lyrics seemed to hauntingly hang in the air as the closing sounds rang out and the band exited the stage.

It was surprising to hear that Baroness was returning to the area so soon as we were lucky enough to catch them in late November about and hour north of Rochester in Buffalo, NY so to be able to see them again so soon and with a new set of openers was certainly something the crowd (myself included) were not complaining about. I felt the second time around the package of opening bands far surpassed that of the previous run and Baroness only continues to impress me each time I am able to see them. With shows running through the end of June you will certainly want to get a ticket for this show as you will not be disappointed.

Baroness Setlist:

1.) Last Word
2.) Under the Wheel
3.) A Horse Called Golgotha
4.) March to the Sea
5.) Green Theme
6.) Beneath the Rose
7.) Chlorine & Wine
8.) War, Wisdom and Rhyme
9.) Shock Me
10.) Borderlines
11.) The Sweetest Curse

Encore:
12.) Take My Bones Away
13.) Isak

Album Review: Godsmack “Awake” Remastered Double LP

“Awake”

Godsmack
Republic/Universal Music

2 LP

Our Score: 2.5 out of 5 Stars

As the follow up to their multi-platinum self-titled debut in 1998, Godsmack released their second full-length album titled “Greed” in 2000. The sophomore release included tracks such as “Bad Magick,” “Awake,” and “Greed” which helped further cement the band as heavy metal hit makers. The title track would go on to earn Godsmack their first Billboard #1 hit, and the track “Vampire” earned the band their first Grammy® nomination. Now for the first time you can own this monumental release on 2LP remastered vinyl in either limited-edition green color “Awake” vinyl with a special etched side or 2LP black vinyl with etched side.

The saying goes that a band has their entire life to write their debut release but only a short time there after to provide there follow up. A lot of bands aren’t able to meet the demand or what they do release pales in comparison to the previous release. For Godsmack not only did they meet those expectations they far exceeded them. From earning the band their first #1 Billboard hit along with their first Grammy nomination the track “Awake” was feature in a very prominent recruiting campaign by the U.S. Navy. Just one of those accolades would make this album worthy of a re-release and what better way to celebrate the album than to release a newly remastered version on double LP. The 2LP release is available in either limited edition green or standard black each of which contain an etched side 4 of LP 2.

Though the release wasn’t horrible I did find it to be little lacking in a few areas. Right away I found the initial sound of the album to be a bit on the thin side. Despite being newly remastered especially for this release the albums instrumentation sounded thin and lacked the bands signature low end attack. This was most noticeable when you hear the signature guitar riff to “Awake” and the rhythmic groove of “Black Magick” tracks which are both know for their drive and pronounced instrumentation. I will say where the music lacked the vocals made up for things as the came across with an evened brightness that projected nicely. I think even just a touch more low and mid’s would have made a big difference and given these tracks a unique freshness not found on the original recording. Also missing from this release was any new/additional material. Hardcore fans maybe be apt to pass on this due to the lack of any additional new, alternate or outtake material and the absence of any liner notes was also a bit of a bummer as well. You do get a cool etched 4th side of LP 2 however I would have much maybe preferred a bonus track or two over the added visuals.

Don’t get me wrong I think its very cool and deserving that you can now get “Greed” on vinyl but, I think a little more effort could have gone in to this as I tend to feel a little cheated when an album is re-released with nothing other than a fresh remaster. If you don’t already own a copy of this or need it to add to your ever growing vinyl collection don’t let me opinions solely sway you. Let yours ears be the judge as even with its noted short comings “Awake” is still at its core a good album.

Track listing:

Disc 1
Sick Of Life
Awake
Greed
Bad Magick
Goin’ Down
Mistakes
Trippin’

Disc 2
Forgive Me
Vampires
The Journey
Spiral

ORDER AWAKE VINYL

THE EFFECT Team Up With Steve Perry

ROCKERS THE EFFECT TEAM UP WITH STEVE PERRY
TO RELEASE A COVER OF JOURNEY’S
“IT COULD HAVE BEEN YOU”

Latest track from the band comprised of Trev Lukather,
Nic Collins, and Emmett Stang is available
via all digital service providers here

Band Set To Open For Billy Idol In May Before
Heading To Europe This June To Play With Toto

MUSIC VIDEO FOR SONG CAN BE SEEN HERE

With 2024 continuing to bring new highlights and opportunities for Los Angeles rockers The Effect, the trio comprised of Trev Lukather (son of Toto’s Steve Lukather) on guitars, Nic Collins (son of Phil Collins) on drums, and newcomer Emmett Stang on vocals have partnered with musical legend Steve Perry of Journey to record a cover of Journey’s “It Could Have Been You.” The song comes from Journey’s 1986 album Raised On Radio. The idea to work together came from a conversation between Trev and Steve and the rest of the band jumped at the chance to work with Perry. The song was produced by Trev Lukather and the music video marks the return of director Madison Leigh Lukather – who has directed all of the band’s videos – and features styling by The Sisters Closet. The song can be found via all Digital Service Providers here and the music video is now live here: https://youtu.be/wEthjEcpBAU?si=4zwo-FrLwCrXQrbM.

A message from Steve Perry about “It Could Have Been You:”

In 1986, the Journey “Raised on Radio” record was released and in it was a song I’ve always felt was a diamond in the ruff.

I’ve known Trev Lukather since he was 9 years old, and he is a very gifted musician.

One day we were talking about his new band, “The Effect” … He surprisingly mentioned “It Could Have Been You” is one of his favorite tracks from that record, I told him I felt the same. I then said, why don’t you record it? He asked if I would sing on it if they did, I said… “Of course, my most precious!”
I must say, singing on their powerful track brought out a vocal experience from years ago!

So now… Releasing on May 7th on all socials and streaming is a powerful reimagined version of
“It Could Have Been You” by.. “The Effect”. Have a listen !

Sincerely
Steve Perry

After the success of their first-ever live show last October and the response to their debut song “Unwanted,”the follow up “Something Wrong” and most recently “Toxic Envy,” The Effect have done a lot to develop their brand in less than 8 short months. The band has recently found mainstream attention with media partners like People Magazine, American Songwriter, Ultimate Classic Rock, Loudwire, and others all talking about the newcomers and their unique sound. The band even had the video for “Unwanted” reach #1 on the season finale of AXS TV’s flagship music program on Thursday nights – The Power Hour. The Effect has done a few shows opening for Steel Panther and most-recently with Evan Stanley. They recently announced some dates opening for Billy Idol in the United States and will be taking their music to Europe this June where they will open for Toto on a bunch of dates along with festival and headline shows. The band was recently added to the prestigious Isle Of Wight Festival 2024 where they will be performing on the River Stage on June 21st. More shows to be announced in the near future and information on tickets for all show can be found at: https://www.theeffectband.com.

The Effect 2024 Tour Dates

May 10 – Flagstaff, AZ – Pepsi Amphitheater #
May 11 – Tucson, AZ – AVA Amphitheater #
May 14 – Catoosa, OK – Hard Rock #
May 16 – Lincoln, NE – Pinewood Bowl #
May 19 – Gary, IN – Hard Rock #
June 8 – Puilacher, FRA – Coop Live Festival 2024
June 14 – Hoofddorp, NLD – venue Duycker
June 15 – ‘s-Hertogenbosch, NLD – Willem Twee poppodium
June 16 – Zoetermeer, NLD – Cultuurpodium Boerderij
June 21 – Isle Of Wight Festival 2024
June 24 – Munich, DEU – Tollwood Music Festival *
June 25 – Hamburg, DEU – Stadtpark *
June 27 – Haltern am See, DEU – Seebad Haltern *
June 28 – Büren, DEU – Almeauen Park *
June 29 – Zwickau, DEU – Freilichtbühne Zwickau *(
June 30 – Bruchsal, DEU – Castle of Bruchsal *
July 2 – Berlin, DEU – Spandauer Zitadelle *

# With Billy Idol
* With Toto

Recently, original keyboardist Steve Maggiora announced his departure from the band in an Instagram post. “Sad to announce my departure from @theeffectband. I’m eternally grateful to @trevlukather @nic_collins, @emmettleestang, and the whole Effect family for having me, and though I will not be continuing as a member of the project, I’ll always be a fan and support as I can. It was a heartbreaking decision to make, but unfortunately unavoidable. Please keep following, supporting and sharing The Effect – the music we created is some of my favorites that I’ve ever worked on, they rock and are gonna take over and it’s gonna be iconic! #theeffect”

The Effect posted this in response: “It is with a heavy heart we announce the departure of our brother Steve Maggiora from The Effect. Although Steve will not be continuing as a member of the band, the collaboration does not end here. The Effect will be moving forward with the 3 core members Trev, Nic and Emmett. Steve has an amazing send off with the music video of “It Could Have Been You” We love you Steve!! @stevemaggioraofficial”

More information on the debut album for The Effect will be available in the future.

The Effect L to R: Trev Lukather (guitars), Emmett Stang (vocals), Nic Collins (drums) Photo Credit: Michelle Weber

About The Effect:
The members of The Effect—Trev Lukather [guitar, producer], Nic Collins [drums], and Emmett Stang [lead vocals]—found each other at the perfect moment. Beyond serendipity, similar experiences cemented an instant bond between these musicians. Each member had logged miles on the road and countless hours in the studio on his own. Trev shined as a solo artist and producer and writer for the likes of Halestorm and Dorothy, Nic held down the drums on tour alongside Phil Collins, Genesis, and Mike + The Mechanics, and Emmett exploded with consistent viral success. Taking the connection one step further, Trev and Nic each grew up as the sons of rock icons—Steve Lukather of Toto and Phil Collins, respectively. They forged a friendship in 2023 and decided to write and record together, welcoming Steve and Emmett to the fold shortly after. The musicians congregated at Trev’s home studio in Los Angeles for “band camp” and immediately gelled, rallying around a signature sound infusing stadium rock energy and spirit with pop palatability. Now, they come together as The Effect, introducing their vision with the release of the songs “Unwanted,” “Something Wrong” and “Toxic Envy” with more still to come.

KK’S PRIEST and ACCEPT Announce 2024 North American Tour

KK’S PRIEST and ACCEPT
Announce 2024 North American Tour Dates

Beginning August 31 in Los Angeles, CA
Tickets On Sale Thursday, May 9

Order KK’S PRIEST’s New Album,
‘The Sinner Rides Again’, HERE

Order ACCEPT’s New Album, ‘Humanoid’, HERE

Heavy metal fans, prepare for the most electrifying tour of the year! Heavy metal frontrunners KK’S PRIEST – featuring Judas Priest alum and GRAMMY Award winning/nominated musicians K.K. Downing (guitar) and Tim “Ripper” Owens (vocals) – and Teutonic metal originators ACCEPT will join forces this fall 2024 for an unmissable North American tour! Both bands are touring in support of their brand new albums, out now via Napalm Records.

The massive run will begin on August 31 in Los Angeles, CA, visiting a slew of major cities in the USA and Canada – such as Toronto, ON, Montreal, QC, New York, NY and Nashville, TN – before coming to an end in San Francisco, CA on October 7. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, May 9 at 10:00am EDT, so get your tickets quickly before it’s too late – these will go fast!

KK’s PRIEST’s K.K. Downing says:

“It’s time!!! Let the full European metal assault commence, KK’s Priest / Accept. Not since 1983 have we shared the same battleground. From Germany, from the UK, let the Flying Vs clash, let the metal fly! All in the name of defending our beloved heavy metal music, let the people come from all walks of life to witness the battle royal. There is no doubt that we warriors of metal will give every ounce of our energy and our power in order to deliver up our very finest performance. This is a spectacle not to be missed, and this is possibly the one and only time in history for you to witness this iconic duel. Who will be the victor? You will be the judge, let the music begin from early August to early October… The arena awaits!!”

ACCEPT’s Wolf Hoffmann says:

“This tour with KK’s Priest is a dream come true for Accept and for me personally.

Accept supported Judas Priest back in the early 80s – it was our first ‘real’ international tour and Priest had been a huge influence on us.
I’m really looking forward to reconnecting with KK on this very special tour. It’s going to be epic! Don’t miss it!”

KK’S PRIEST & ACCEPT
Full Metal Assault Tour 2024

August 31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky A Go-Go
September 1 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Rainbow Backyard Bash 2024
September 3 – Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
September 5 – East Moline, IL @ The Rust Belt
September 6 – Green Bay, WI @ Epic Events Center
September 7 – Des Plaines, IL @ Des Plaines Theater
September 8 – Detroit, MI @ District 142
September 10 – Toronto, ON @ QET
September 11 – Montreal, QC @ Rialto Theatre
September 13 – New York, NY @ The Palladium
September 14 – Derry, NH @ Tupelo Music Hall
September 15 – Boston, MA @ The Wilbur Theatre
September 16 – Ridgefield, CT @ Ridgefield Playhouse
September 18 – Lititz, PA @ Mickey’s Black Box
September 20 – Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
September 21 – Providence, RI @ The Strand Ballroom
September 22 – Leesburg, VA @ Tally Ho Theater
September 24 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl
September 26 – New Orleans, LA @ The Fillmore
September 27 – Little Rock, AR @ The Hall
September 28 – Dallas, TX @ Tannahill’s
September 29 – Austin, TX @ Paramount Theatre
October 1 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
October 2 – Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theatre
October 4 – Riverside, CA @ Fox Performing Arts Center
October 5 – San Diego, CA @ The Magnolia
October 6 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
October 7 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

This past September, KK’S PRIEST unveiled their blistering sophomore offering, ‘The Sinner Rides Again’, to rave reviews! Blabbermouth dubbed it “an absolutely ripping metal record”, while Paste stated, “…with all respect to Rob Halford and co., nothing they’ve produced in recent years feels as dynamic and as heavy as the material that their former guitarist has been forging with his project KK’S PRIEST.” The album debuted at #1 on the US Hard Music Albums chart, #3 on the Top New Artist Albums chart, and #6 on the Current Rock Albums chart. The Sinner Rides Again also landed at #6 on the end-of-year NACC Heavy radio chart, while resulting as one of the top spun albums of the year at Metal Contraband.

With ‘The Sinner Rides Again’, KK’S PRIEST double down on the ripping melodic force of their debut, ‘Sermons Of The Sinner’ – which Metal Hammer UK dubbed “hugely enjoyable” and Metal Injection cited as boasting “catchy hooks and plenty of guitar wizardry”. ‘The Sinner Rides Again’ wields nine tracks of pure hellfire, produced and written by Downing and mixed/mastered by Jacob Hansen. The celebrated new album is a call for the classics while speeding full force into the future, delivered by some of heavy metal’s most essential performers.

Order ‘The Sinner Rides Again’ HERE

KK’S PRIEST are:
Tim “Ripper” Owens – Vocals
K.K. Downing – Guitar
A.J. Mills – Guitar
Tony Newton – Bass
Sean Elg – Drums

Jamey Jasta & Company Unleash JASTA Music Video for New Song, “Suicidality,” ft. Phil Demmel

Jamey Jasta & Company
Unleash JASTA Music Video
for New Song, “Suicidality,” ft. Phil Demmel

“Suicidality” is taken from the upcoming ‘AND JASTA FOR ALL’ album, which will arrive digitally on May 17

The album ft. guest appearances from Scott Ian (ANTHRAX), Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT), Zetro (EXODUS), Joey Concepcion (ARCH ENEMY) & Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE)

Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta & company are back with a brand new JASTA music video for the song “Suicidality,” which features special guest Phil Demmel (Vio-lence). The song is taken from the upcoming ‘AND JASTA FOR ALL’ album, which will arrive digitally on May 17! The clip, which was shot by Alex Zaranak, can be found at THIS LOCATION.

The video was filmed at The Rave / Eagles Club during Milwaukee Metal Fest in 2023. The album is “ALL RIPPER NO SKIPPERS” and features guest appearances from Scott Ian (Anthrax), Chuck Billy (Testament), Zetro (Exodus), Joey Concepcion (Arch Enemy) & Phil Demmel (Vio-lence).

Jamey Jasta comments on the story behind JASTA, “Fan funded, four years in the making, got to work with my thrash heroes and couldn’t be happier with this album, it’s ALL RIPPERS, NO SKIPPERS! Play loud it!”

‘AND JASTA FOR ALL’ guitarist Charlie Bellmore (Toxic Holocaust, Dee Snider, Many Eyes) adds, “Jamey asked me to write “a few thrash songs” quite a while ago and over the years they slowly grew into a remarkable love letter to thrash metal. Jamey, Nicky and myself busted our butts to make a serious ripper of an album, and Jamey delivered some of his best vocal performances of his career on this. I can’t wait for everyone to crank this up!!!”

Pre-order ‘AND JASTA FOR ALL’ HERE. Use code AJFA.

JASTA will be performing a series of album release shows for ‘AND JASTA FOR ALL,’ which will kick off at the official Milwaukee Metal Fest Pre-Party on May 16 at The Rave/Eagles Club and will feature special guests Bobby Blitz (Overkill), Steve “Zetro Souza” (Exodus), Bobby Hambel (Biohazard), Hoya Roc (Smoke AD, ex-Madball), and more surprises! Milwaukee Metal Festival pass holders will be given access to the pre-party in addition to all three days, while single tickets are available for those who are not attending the full festival. Tickets can be found HERE.

The full routing can be found below!

JASTA Album Release Shows:
05/16: Milwaukee, WI @ Milwaukee Metal Festival Pre-Party
05/31: Lititz, PA @ Mickey’s Black Bx (w/ Overkill)
06/01: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom (w/ Overkill)

AND JASTA FOR ALL’ TRACKLISTING:
1. They See Us As Prey (feat. Nick Petrino)
2. Armor Your Mind
3. Create The Now (feat. Chuck Billy)
4. R.M.P.C. (feat. Scott Ian)
5. Suicidality (feat. Phil Demmel)
6. Assimilation Agenda (feat. Steve “Zetro” Souza & Joey Concepcion)
7. Ring of Truth
8. Terminal Lucidity
9. No Dream Is Free
10. The Phoenix Way
JASTA band is
Jamey Jasta – Vocals
Charlie Bellmore – Guitars
Chris Beaudette – Bass
Nick Bellmore – Drums
Joey Dibiase – Drummer in the video

‘AND JASTA FOR ALL’ was produced by Nick Bellmore (Toxic Holocaust, Dee Snider, Many Eyes)

SLASH’s S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Blues Festival Announces New Date and National Alliance on Mental Illness Added to Festival Nonprofits

SLASH
S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Blues Festival:
-Solidarity, Engagement, Restore, Peace, Equality N’ Tolerance-
Summer 2024 Tour, All-Star Blues Lineup Featuring
Warren Haynes Band, Keb’ ‘Mo, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Robert Randolph, Samantha Fish, Eric Gales, ZZ Ward, Jackie Venson, and Larkin Poe

Announces Addition of Salt Lake City, UT Date for Tuesday, July 16 at Red Butte Garden
All Tickets and VIP packages at SerpentFestival.com

National Alliance on Mental Illness / NAMI
Added to S.E.R P.E.N.T. Festival Nonprofits To Receive a Portion of the Proceeds of Each Ticket Sold With The Equal Justice Initiative, Know Your Rights Camp, The Greenlining Institute, and War Child Charities

‘Orgy of the Damned’
Star-Studded New Album Featuring Brian Johnson (AC/DC), Chris Stapleton, Beth Hart, Iggy Pop, Paul Rodgers, Gary Clark Jr, Billy F. Gibbons (ZZ Top), Chris Robinson (The Black Crowes), Demi Lovato, Dorothy, and Tash Neal on Vocals
Out Worldwide Friday, May 17 via Gibson Records – Pre Order HERE

Listen to “Oh Well” Featuring Chris Stapleton on Vocals HERE, and “Killing Floor” With Brian Johnson of AC/DC on Vocals HERE

In celebration of his forthcoming new album Orgy of the Damned out May 17 on Gibson Records, SLASH the iconic, GRAMMY®-winning guitarist and songwriter has curated an all-star Blues lineup for the S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Blues Festival touring North America this summer. SLASH formed the S.E.R.P.E.N.T. festival which stands for Solidarity, Engagement, Restore, Peace, Equality N’ Tolerance to bring fans together to celebrate the spirit of the Blues, and to perform with other Blues artists he admires who share his love of the genre. SLASH’s S.E.R.P.E.N.T. festival includes Warren Haynes Band, Keb’ ‘Mo, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Robert Randolph, Samantha Fish, Eric Gales, ZZ Ward, Jackie Venson, and Larkin Poe. On all dates, SLASH will perform alongside his Blues band featuring bassist Johnny Griparic, keyboardist Teddy ‘ZigZag’ Andreadis, drummer Michael Jerome, and singer/guitarist Tash Neal. Today, the S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Blues Festival has added a new date of Tuesday, July 16 in Salt Lake City, UT at the Red Butte Garden; for all S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Blues Festival dates, visit: SerpentFestival.com.

“The S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Festival is great platform for my band to jam on some blues and R&B inspired music alongside some truly influential artists,” says SLASH. “It’s a great vehicle to bring people of ALL kinds together during these divisive times to have a fun and entertaining afternoon and evening of live music, away from all the chaos that’s going on. We’ll also be using some of the proceeds to give back to the community and these important causes.”

The S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Festival was designed with maximum social impact in mind. SLASH has a strong desire to give back to nonprofits that he has supported over the years, as well as to help lift marginalized communities, and support mental health initiatives that share his restorative focus of elevating lives for the benefit of all. SLASH has now chosen a fifth nonprofit, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to directly benefit from touring proceeds from the festival. NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. An alliance of more than 600 local affiliates, NAMI works in communities to educate, support, advocate, listen and improve the lives of people with mental illness and their loved ones. NAMI’s mission is to create a world where all people affected by mental illness can experience hope, recovery, wellness and freedom from stigma.

NAMI joins the previously announced organizations including The Equal Justice Initiative, Know Your Rights Camp, The Greenlining Institute, and War Child. Through PLUS1.ORG the S.E.R.P.E.N.T Festival will donate a portion of the proceeds from every VIP package, as well as Ticket sold for the S.E.R.P.E.N.T. festival to directly benefit the nonprofits selected by SLASH. As part of the VIP program, fans will have the opportunity to access SLASH’s official Soundcheck Experience, take home an autographed vinyl of the new Orgy of the Damned album, and receive an exclusive SLASH piece of jewelry, and more. For all details, visit serpentfestival.com/vip.

Above: SLASH new album Orgy of the Damned, cover artwork by Toni Greis.

A vibrant homage to the blues, SLASH’s star-studded debut blues album and sixth solo album of his career, Orgy of the Damned is a collection of 12 dynamic songs that revitalize the blues with a stripped-down approach. By celebrating both well-known and largely undiscovered songs, SLASH offers a nostalgic nod to the past while reinvigorating the songs with his inimitable guitar playing and the spirit of collaboration. For Orgy of the Damned, the acclaimed guitarist reteamed with storied producer Mike Clink and enlisted the album’s diverse guest vocalists, which include Gary Clark Jr, Billy F. Gibbons, Chris Stapleton, Dorothy, Iggy Pop, Paul Rodgers, Demi Lovato, Brian Johnson, Tash Neal, Chris Robinson, and Beth Hart. Rounding out his blues band in the studio and on the road, SLASH reunited with two of his bandmates from his Blues Ball outfit in the 90s, bassist Johnny Griparic and keyboardist Teddy ‘ZigZag’ Andreadis, and brought on drummer Michael Jerome and singer/guitarist Tash Neal.

SLASH has released two songs off Orgy of the Damned including “Oh Well” which features outlaw country star Chris Stapleton on vocals, and is a transcendent and electrified, bluesy folk-infused take on the Fleetwood Mac gem, written by original founder Peter Green. Listen to SLASH’s “Oh Well” featuring Chris Stapleton on vocals HERE, and watch/share the visualizer for “Oh Well” HERE. Also, listen to “Killing Floor” feat. Brian Johnson of AC/DC on vocals, and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith on harmonica which Rolling Stone hailed “a freewheeling bluesy solo,” HERE and watch/share the “Killing Floor” video for a first look at SLASH and with his blues band in the studio HERE.

SLASH’s Orgy of the Damned is available worldwide digitally, on vinyl and CD via Gibson Records; pre-order HERE. Watch/share album trailer HERE and for more information, go to www.slashonline.com.

Orgy of the Damned encompasses a broad range of styles within the blues genre, veering from an upbeat, rowdy take on Robert Johnson’s “Crossroads” to a plaintive, twanging rendition of T. Bone Walker’s “Stormy Monday.” Some of the songs, like Steppenwolf’s “The Pusher,” Charlie Segar’s “Key to the Highway,” and Albert King’s “Born Under a Bad Sign,” had been performed by Slash’s Blues Ball, while others, like Stevie Wonder’s “Living for the City,” were long-time favorites for SLASH. “Hoochie Coochie Man,” written by Willie Dixon and made famous by Muddy Waters in 1954, showcases the in-the-moment nature and unrestrained energy of Orgy of the Damned, with Z.Z. Top’s Billy F. Gibbons stepping in on guitar and vocals. The group went into a rehearsal room in North Hollywood and began hashing out soulful, rollicking takes on the classic songs. Everything was played live in the room, with an emphasis on improvisation which resulted in a collection of dynamic, energized songs that are immediate, raw, and distinctly familiar.

S.E.R.P.E.N.T Festival 2024 North American Dates with Warren Haynes Band, Keb’ ‘Mo, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Robert Randolph, Samantha Fish, Eric Gales, ZZ Ward, Jackie Venson, and Larkin Poe:

* Warren Haynes Band, Samantha Fish, and Eric Gales
** Keb’ ‘Mo, Samantha Fish, and Jackie Benson
# Keb’ ‘Mo, ZZ Ward ,and Jackie Venson
$ Keb’ ‘Mo, ZZ Ward, and Robert Randolph
+ Larkin Poe, ZZ Ward, and Robert Randolph
^^Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, ZZ Ward, and Robert Randolph

Fishbone Founding Member Norwood Fisher Assembles Team of Allstars On New Project THE FAMILYHOOD NEXTPERIENCE; Debut Single The Reggae/Rock/Ska-Fueled Party Track “To The Hilt” Now Streaming Everywhere

Fishbone Founding Member Norwood Fisher Assembles Team of Allstars On New Project THE FAMILYHOOD NEXTPERIENCE

Collective Includes Musicians Who Have Played With Fishbone, The Skeletones, Social Distortion, The English Beat, Suicidal Tendencies and Trulio Disgracias

Debut Single The Reggae/Rock/Ska-Fueled Party Track “To The Hilt” Now Streaming Everywhere

Stream The Single Here

Stream on YouTube

Norwood Fisher (Fishbone) has assembled a team of friends for a new project called The Familyhood Nextperience. The collective’s debut single “To the Hilt” is now streaming everywhere via DC-Jam Records.

Stream “To The Hilt” HERE

From the vast imagination of Norwood Fisher, founding member of Fishbone, comes a project born out of his love of playing all improvised Dub Reggae. The musicians on this track have played in Fishbone, The Skeletones, Social Distortion, The English Beat, Suicidal Tendencies and Norwood’s mega super group, Trulio Disgracias! It’s an upbeat, very danceable, Reggae/Rock/Ska party track. The Familyhood Nextperience fuels your urge to skank and go NUTTZ!!!

Norwood Fisher Presents The Familyhood Nextperience

“To The Hilt”

Produced by Norwood Fisher, Co-Produced by Derek O’Brien

Mixed by Derek O’Brien

Mastered by Rick Keeler

Guitar- Rocky George

Trombone, Background Vocals – Jay Armant,

Trumpet, Background Vocals – Walter “Dirty Walt” Kibby,

Keyboards, Background Vocals – Paul Hampton

Bass, Background Vocals – Norwood Fisher

Featuring:

Drums- Derek O’Brien (Social Distortion)

Vocals- Ojabah

Vocals- Antonee 1st Class (English Beat)

Vocals- Teia “Tee-Rex” Ricketts (Trulio Disgracias)

Sax- Mike Belk (Trulio Disgracias)

Concert Review: Ace Frehley- “10,000 Volts Tour” Capitol Theater, Rome, NY

10,000 Volts Tour 2023

Ace Frehley, Angel, Bad Marriage,

Friday, April 12th 2024
Capitol Theater, Rome, NY

Our Score: 3 out of 5 stars

In support of his newly release solo album titled “10,000 Volts” original Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley made a stop at the historic Capital Theater, located in Rome, NY for night of out of this world music. The weekend jaunts will run through August and feature a variety of opening acts sharing the stage with the Space Man but for this night the bill included Bad Marriage and 70’s Casablanca label mates Angel.

The band Bad Marriage would take the stage promptly at 7pm performing their own unique signature blend of 80’s tinged rock and roll which set the stage nicely for the nights other performers. The band consisting of Mike Fitz, Ian Haggerty, Todd, Boisvert, Michael Delaney and former Tesla guitarist Tommy Skeoch were full of energy and wasted no time transitioning between songs over the course of their 45 minute set. Though a majority of the crowd were still making their way to their seats the band put on a top notch performance both musically and visually.

Veteran 70’s hard rockers Angel would be next to the stage clad in their signature white leathers. Original members Frank DiMino and guitarist Punky Meadows worked the stage like seasoned veterans taking time to thank the growing crowd for their continued support over all these years. The set featured songs from all aspects of the bands of the bands 40 plus year career and those in attendance showed their appreciation for the band through loud applause and cheer which the band seemed very appreciative of.

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ace Frehley closed out the night by blasting onto the stage opening the night with “Shock Me” from Kiss’s 1977 album Love Gun. The crowd seemed surprised the Space Man was starting things off with one of his more well known sounds however they didn’t seem to mind is the entire theater seemed to instantly take to their feet to dance and sing along. “Rocket Ride” would be next on the set list album and as the closing notes rang out Frehley would take a brief pause to address the crowd and talk about his newly released solo album “10,000 Volts” which was followed by the track of the same name. This would be the only new material that was included in the evenings set and though Frehley seemed to struggle some with the vocals his backing band made up of bassist Ryan Cook, guitarist Jeremy Asbrock and drummer Scot Coogan all did great jobs filling in for the hard rock legend. As the night stretched Frehley pulled out all the signature stops which made him a fan favorite in his previous group. From his light up guitar on “New York Groove” to his smoke billowing solo guitar Frehley was the consummate professional and much like he had done for thousands of shows before he and the band closed things out with the sing along anthem “Rock and Roll All Night” which had fans of all ages leaving the venue with smiles on their faces and ringing in their ears.

The “10,000 Volts” tour runs through late August and has Ace and Co. performing all over the U.S. If the Spaceman is set to land in your area I highly recommend catching a show as you will be hard pressed to find another 73 year old artist performing at this level.

 

 

 

Ace Frehley SetList:

1.) Shock Me
2.) Rocket Ride
3.) 10,000 Volts
4.) Rock Soldiers
5.) Love Gun
6.) Parasite
7.) New York Groove
8.) Rip It Out
9.) Detroit Rock City
10.) Cold Gin
11.) Guitar Solo
12.) Strange Ways
13.) Shout It Out Loud
14.) Deuce
ENCORE:
15.) Rock and Roll All Night

STAIND Releases New Song “Better Days” Featuring Dorothy

STAIND RELEASES NEW SONG AND ANIMATED VIDEO

“BETTER DAYS” FEATURING DOROTHY

FROM LATEST ALBUM, CONFESSIONS OF THE FALLEN

TAILGATE TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUESTS SEETHER,
SAINT ASONIA AND TIM MONTANA BEGINS APRIL 22

STAIND CO-HEADLINE TOUR WITH BREAKING BENJAMIN
BEGINS SEPTEMBER 10

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Multi-platinum rock band, Staind has released a new song, “Better Days” featuring Dorothy, from their latest album, Confessions of the Fallen. Buy/stream single HERE

“Better Days,” an emotionally charged power ballad that is classic Staind, marks the first time the band has a featured artist on a song. Singer and namesake of LA rock band, Dorothy brings her powerhouse vocals alongside Aaron Lewis, taking the sentiment of the song to the next level.

“This was a departure for me,” says Aaron Lewis. “It’s really the first time Staind explored a feature with a female guest vocalist. Once we started tracking I could tell the synergy was there. We didn’t have to pick harmonies, we didn’t have to analyze parts, they just happened. I’m stoked to have Dorothy on this single with me. Her talent and voice are incredible.”

“I had a great time tracking “Better Days,” adds Dorothy. “It’s a beautiful song and I hope fans connect with it. I’m so grateful to Aaron for the opportunity.”

Watch animated video for “Better Days “ HERE

“Better Days” is the third rock song released from Confessions of the Fallen. The first two singles “Lowest and Me” and “Here and Now” reached #1 on Active Rock chart.

See Staind live on the Tailgate Tour with special guests Seether, Saint Asonia and Tim Montana, beginning April 22 in Brandon, MS.

Staind’s co-headline tour with Breaking Benjamin and special guests Daughtry and Lakeview, kicks off September 10 in Burgettstown, PA.

STAIND 2024 TOUR DATES:

*TAILGATE TOUR w/ Seether, Saint Asonia & Tim Montana

April 18 St Augustine, FL @ St Augustine Amphitheatre
April 19 Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
April 20 Orlando, FL @ Central Florida Fair Grounds
April 22 Brandon, MS @ Brandon Amphitheatre *
April 23 Franklin, TN @ FirstBank Amphitheater *
April 25 Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center / WDHA’s Rock the Rock Fest
April 26 Baltimore, MD @ CFG Bank Arena / 98 Rock Spring Thing
April 27 Worcester, MA @ DCU Center / The Big Gig III
April 30 Portland, ME @ Cross Insurance Arena *
May 1 Reading, PA @ Santander Arena *
May 3 Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum / HOG FEST
May 4 St Paul, MN @ XCEL Energy Center / 93X Twin City Takeover
May 5 Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena *
May 7 Waukee, IA @ Vibrant Music Hall *
May 9 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Van Andel Arena *
May 11 N. Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Coliseum *
May 12 Greenville, SC @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena *
May 14 Orange Beach, AL @ The Wharf Ampitheater *
May 15 Pelham, AL @ Oak Mountain Ampitheatre *
May 18 Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival

STAIND & BREAKING BENJAMIN CO-HEADLINE TOUR w/ special guests Daughtry and Lakeview

Sep 10 Burgettstown, PA @ The Pavilion at Star Lake
Sep 11 Clarkston, MI @ Pine Knob Music Theatre
Sep 13 Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center
Sep 14 Tinley Park, IL @ Credit Union Ampitheatre
Sep 18 Gilford, NH @ BankNH Pavilion
Sep 19 Wantagh, NY @Northwest Health at Jones Beach Theater
Sep 21 Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union
Sep 22 Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
Sep 26 West Palm Beach, FL @ ITHINK Financial Amphitheatre
Sep 28 Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Oct 1 St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Oct 3 Denver, CO @ The JunkYard
Oct 5 West Valley City, UT @ Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre
Oct 6 Nampa, ID @ Ford Idaho Amphitheatre
Oct 8 Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
Oct 9 Portland, OR @ Moda Center
Oct 13 Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
Oct 15 Las Vegas, NV @ Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood
Oct 18 Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Ampitheatre
Oct 19 Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheatre
Oct 22 Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
Oct 24 The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Oct 25 Austin, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

For tour updates and info visit: STAINDOFFICIAL.COM

PEARL JAM RELEASE NEW SINGLE “WRECKAGE” OUT NOW

PEARL JAM RELEASE NEW SINGLE “WRECKAGE”

NEW ALBUM DARK MATTER ARRIVES THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 19TH

DARK MATTER NORTH AMERICAN TOUR LAUNCHES MAY 4, 2024 Tickets Available HERE

“The New Pearl Jam Album Is Their Best In Decades” – UPROXX

“Dark Matter is many things. It’s thrilling. It’s moving. It’s surprising. It’s a band still operating at the peaks of their powers.” – Kerrang!

Pearl Jam proudly present their latest single, “Wreckage”. The single comes in advance of their anxiously awaited twelfth studio album, Dark Matter, available this Friday, April 19th via Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records.

Stone Gossard on “Wreckage”:
“That one probably has the biggest build for me personally, in terms of hearing it at first and thinking, it’s kind of an Ed song. I wasn’t quite aware of its potency until later. Andrew [Watt] encouraged me to play this little harmonic, acoustic part almost like a Cure melody. I’ve been playing along with the song to relearn it and I’m really looking forward to playing it live. It’s a really powerful lyric and I think we did a really great job of taking something and really pushing it to its limit.”

Andrew Watt adds:
“[“Wreckage”] started with the riff and everyone kind of formulating sections together. That song just came to Ed right away. Within the first couple takes before the music was even right, his vocals were right. His melodies and words are so strong in that song. Once the initial spark was there and there were a few sections, it was just really about following him.”

🚌💨 GWAR Announces “Age of Entitlement” Tour 🚌💨

GWAR
Announces “Age of Entitlement” Tour

June Dates feature Support from
Weedeater, X-Cops, Squid Pisser

September Dates feature Support from
Brujeria, BRAT, Cancer Christ

Shock Rock gods GWAR will embark on “The Age of Entitlement Tour” for two more legs of 2024 headline dates in support of their most recent album “New Dark Ages.”

This summer, the band has enlisted drug metal addicts WEEDEATER along with the habitually offensive cop rock of X-COPS as support. The savage hardcore weirdness of openers SQUID PISSER will alienate what is left of the audience. The summer leg of the “The Age of Entitlement” kicks off on June 7th in Hartford, Connecticut, and wraps on June 17th in Tampa, Florida.

In September, GWAR will go out again to kick more human ass, this time with absolutely brutal Latin American death grinders Brujeria, NOLA grindcore face-melters BRAT, and the reptilian Christianity of hardcore punk/metal evangelists Cancer Christ. That leg gets going on September 12th in Buffalo, New York, and will, mercifully, come to a close on September 20th in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Check out the full list of dates below.

GWAR vocalist Blothar the Berserker commented:

“This is an incredible time in the history of the world, so much death and destruction in the face of so much senseless entitlement and arrogant darkness. We cannot wait to shock some sense into humanity with the most outrageous performance of heavy metal theater ever to descend from the gods.”

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10:00 AM local time. Pre-sale tickets are available now through Thursday at 10:00 PM local time.

GWAR 2024 ‘Age of Entitlement’ Tour

w/ Weedeater, X-Cops, Squid Pisser
6/7 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
6/8 – Reading, PA @ Reverb
6/9 – Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
6/11 – Columbia, SC @ The Senate
6/12 – Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music Hall
6/13 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo*
6/14 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City Music Hall
6/15 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
6/16 – Destin, FL @ Club LA
6/17 – Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor

w/ Brujeria, BRAT, Cancer Christ
9/12 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
9/13 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
9/14 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
9/16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
9/17 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
9/18 – Little Rock, AR @ The Hall
9/20 – Fayetteville, AR @ JJ’s Live

*Festival