Former MLB Pitcher Bronson Arroyo Discusses His New Album “Some Might Say”

Bronson Arroyo pitched 17 seasons in the major leagues playing for teams such as the Cincinnati Reds, Boston Redsox, Pittsburgh Pirates and the Arizona Diamondbacks. When he wasn’t winning a World Series in 2004 or being elected to the Cincinnati Hall of Fame he would often be found with a guitar in his. Arroyo released an album of cover songs titled “Covering the Bases” in 2005 however his latest offering with his new band the ’04 is a 10-song album consisting entirely of original material. Media Mikes had the chance to speak with Bronson recently about the album’s creation, his transition from baseball to music and the encouraging words he received from Pearl Jam front man Eddie Vedder.

For more info on Bronson Arroyo and the 04’s visit www.instagram.com/bronsonarroyoandthe04

Guitar Icon Marty Friedman Returns To North America

Guitar Icon Marty Friedman Returns To North America
For The First Time In Four Years To Support
His Latest Release Tokyo Jukebox 3

Friedman – Now A Cultural Ambassador For Japan – Announces
North American Tour Kicking Off March 3rd

Being a true master of an instrument like guitar is difficult. Mastering a new language like Japanese is even more difficult. Contributing to some of the most legendary thrash metal songs and most successful albums in history with Megadeth is rare. Becoming an international ambassador for a country that is not your place of birth is even more rare. Not many people can lay claim to one of those singular achievements, yet Marty Friedman is one of the few people on the planet who can say he has done all of them and more over his years.

Now with 2023 ahead of him, guitar icon Marty Friedman is ready to build upon his already impressive legacy. With the world shut down due to the global pandemic in 2020, Marty took that time to write and record his latest masterpiece Tokyo Jukebox 3. The album – which was released on April 16, 2021 in the United States – received massive acclaim from around the globe. An official music video for the album opener “Makenaide” was released and showcases his otherworldly technical abilities and unique sense of humor, as well as his incredible attention to melody that fans have come to love and expect from Marty. Tokyo Jukebox 3 ends with the track “Japan Heritage Official Theme Song.” Marty was commissioned to write that track by the Japanese government to become a musical testament to everything Japan. The song is currently played at government sponsored events all over Japan and Marty worked with the Tokyo Philharmonic on the track. Just last month, an official music video was filmed for the track by the Japanese government that features Marty performing the song as over 100 cultural landmarks from Japan are gloriously featured. More info and an official release date for the video will be made available in the future. Fans interested in checking out Tokyo Jukebox 3 can find more information at https://smarturl.it/MartyFriedman-MLG.

Tokyo Jukebox 3 Track list:

1. Makenaide
2. Senbonzakura
3. Gurenge
4. Kaze Ga Fuiteiru
5. Echo
6. The Perfect World (feat. Alfakyun)
7. U.S.A.
8. Shukumei
9. Ikuze Kaitou – Shoujo
10. Sazanka
11. Time Goes By
12. Japan Heritage Official Theme Song

Recently, Marty was announced as direct support on the upcoming Queensrÿche tour. Marty is confirmed to perform on 31-dates with Queensrÿche kicking off on March 3rd in Orlando, FL and running through April 16th where is wraps up in St. Petersburg, FL. Along the way, the tour will make stops in Dallas, TX (March 11th); Anaheim, CA (March 19th); Chicago, IL (March 31st), New York, NY (April 10th) and Nashville, TN (April 14th) to name a few. Also, Marty recently announced two headline shows on his own: March 17th in Las Vegas, NV at Counts Vampd and March 18th in Los Angeles, CA at the Whisky A Go Go. The tour marks Marty’s first time performing in the US since 2019. Tickets for all performances by Marty Friedman can be found here: https://martyfriedman.com/#tourdates.

Marty Friedman 2023 US Tour Dates

March 3rd – Orlando, FL – Plaza Live*
March 4th – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room*
March 5th – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theater*
March 7th – Destin, FL – Club LA*
March 9th – San Antonio, TX – The Vibes Event Center*
March 10th – Houston, TX – Scout Bar*
March 11th – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues*
March 12th – Midland, TX – La Cienda Event Center*
March 14th – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater*
March 16th – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades*
March 17th – Las Vegas, NV – Counts Vampd#
March 18th – Los Angeles, CA – Whisky A Go Go#
March 19th – Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues*
March 21st – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom*
March 22nd – Seattle, WA – The Neptune Theater*
March 24th – Englewood, CA – Gothic Theater*
March 25th – Kansas City, MO – The Truman*
March 26th – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall*
March 28th – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave*
March 29th – Ft. Wayne, IN – The Clyde*
March 31st – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
April 1st – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection*
April 2nd – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall*
April 4th – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall*
April 5th – McKees Rocks, PA – Roxian Theater*
April 7th – Worcester, MA – The Palladium*
April 8th – Huntington, NY – The Paramount*
April 10th – New York, NY – Irving Plaza*
April 11th – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage*
April 12th – Charlotte, NC – The Underground*
April 14th – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl*
April 15th – Atlanta, GA – Heaven at Masquerade*
April 16th – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing*

* Queensrÿche date
# Headline date

Marty Friedman`s presence in the world of music, the world of guitar, and Japanese pop culture is mystifying, bizarre, and nothing short of inspiring. Born in Washington D.C., Friedman first gained attention with the band Cacophony, which he founded with equally enigmatic and now legendary guitarist, Jason Becker. In 1990, he was recruited by Megadeth appearing on some of the most influential metal albums of all time including Rust In Peace, Countdown To Extinction and Youthanasia and helped propel Megadeth to its peak. Since 2003, Friedman has lived in Tokyo where he has become a household name, even beyond the world of music. Since moving to Japan, he’s appeared on over 700 Japanese TV shows of every variety, acted in motion pictures and appeared in major television commercial campaigns. He was also recently appointed an Ambassador of Japan Heritage by the Japanese Government. Tokyo Jukebox 3 was released on April 16, 2021 and is the latest in this distinguished, ongoing line following Tokyo Jukeboxand Tokyo Jukebox 2.

Richard Hell & The Voidoids guitarist Ivan Julian discusses his new solo album “Swing Your Lanterns”

Seminal punk guitarist Ivan Julian was an essential part of the 1970’s New York city punk scene as a founding member of the band Richard Hell and the Voidoids. Know for his unique rhythm structures and a skewed guitar lines Julian’s unique style made him and his bandmates stand-out amongst other bands during the onset of NYC punk. Julian’s latest solo offering “Swing Your Lanterns” is set for a mid-February release via Pravda Records and Media Mikes had the chance to speak with Ivan about the work that went into the album, his fondness for analog recording and his time in the NYC music scene.

For more information on Ivan Julian, you can visit his official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ivan.julian.77

Dylan Nash and Maxx Morando from Liily discuss their new single “Applause” and appearing on Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party.

Los Angeles alt-rockers Liily helped ring in 2023 as part of Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party, hosted by multi-platinum recording artist Miley Cyrus and legendary county singer Dolly Parton the band performed their latest single “Applause” along with a raucous rendition of the Beastie Boys song “Sabotage”. Media Mikes had the chance to speak with singer Dylan Nash and drummer Maxx Morando about the group’s formation, their songwriting process and what it was like being a part of Miley Cyrus’s New Year’s party.

 

BAMBOOZLE Festival Announces 2023 Line Up

Bamboozle Festival
Announces 2023 Line Up Featuring:
Limp Bizkit, Rick Ross, Papa Roach, Blackbear,
The Driver Era, Flyleaf, Steve Aoki, Sueco + More

FRIDAY, MAY 5 THROUGH SUNDAY, MAY 7
Bader Field | Atlantic City, NJ
Tickets On Sale Now

Bamboozle Festival is thrilled to announce performers to this year’s line up, who will be taking the stage May 5th, 6th, and 7th at Bader Field in Atlantic City, NJ. The weekend-long party marks the first Bamboozle Festival since 2012, and celebrates 20 years since its initial inception.

The event will feature Trippie Redd, Motionless In White, Limp Bizkit, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Rick Ross, Papa Roach, Blackbear, Mayday Parade, The Driver Era, Ice Spice, Steve Aoki, Motionless in White, and more, including reunion sets from Say Anything, Finch, and Flyleaf. Attendees can also look forward to special performances from Attila, who will be celebrating 10 years of About That Life, and Saves The Day, who will be celebrating 20 years of In Reverie, as well as Palisades in their final performance ever. Additional reunions, artists, and performers to be announced soon!

In addition to live performances, the three day festival will also feature a midway with four amusement rides, the B-Boy Dance Competition (which boasts a $25k prize), “The Break Contest” local band competition, Game Changer Wrestling, art installations, fan activations, merchandise, handpicked food vendors, DJ’s, clowns, a Poet, and so much more. Weekend passes and VIP packages are available now at www.bamboozlefestival.com.

Shares CEO/Founder John D’Esposito: “This is a party – 20 years in the making!”

A lost but never forgotten celebration of Emo, Rock, Electronic Dance Music, Hip Hop and Pop returns for its 20th Anniversary. The Bamboozle Festival became a premiere event, known for breaking artists into various genres during its historic run from 2003 to 2012. During the decade-long run, Bamboozle was the largest selling festival in the state of New Jersey with more than 600 acts and roughly 500,000 fans in attendance over the years. Bamboozle boasted My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Taking Back Sunday, and more. While it became known as an emo destination, the New Jersey festival also featured such varied acts as Linkin Park, Foo Fighters, Drake, Lil Wayne, The Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, Bon Jovi, Bruno Mars, and many more.

Weekend Tickets

MVP VIP: One MVP VIP pass for all three days of the Bamboozle Festival, Dedicated Entry Lane with Early Access 30 Minutes Prior to General Admission, Unlimited VIP Lounge Access with Comfortable Seating, Elevated & Secured Viewing Platform at Each Main Stage, Designated Viewing Areas at Other Stages, Private Air-Conditioned Restrooms, Bonfire Nights on Friday and Saturday (Weather Permitting), Free Wi-Fi, Free Phone Charging Station, Private Bar and Food Vendors (+Additional Purchase), Private Locker Rentals with Charging Capabilities (+Additional Purchase), 20th Anniversary Commemorative MVP VIP Laminate, Exclusive 20th Anniversary Poster, On Site Concierge Team, Meet & Greets and Exclusive Acoustic Performances with Select Talent (To Be Announced Closer to Festival), Access to MVP Communal Cabanas for Relaxation, Early Lineup Reveal, Early Set Time Reveal, and Content via NFT Airdrop.

VIP: One VIP pass for all three days of the Bamboozle Festival, Dedicated Entry Lane with Early Access 30 Minutes Prior to General Admission, Unlimited VIP Lounge Access with Comfortable Seating, Elevated & Secured Viewing Platform at Each Main Stage, Designated Viewing Areas at Other Stages, Private Air-Conditioned Restrooms, Bonfire Nights on Friday and Saturday (Weather Permitting), Free Wi-Fi, Free Phone Charging Station, Private Bar and Food Vendors (+Additional Purchase), Private Locker Rentals with Charging Capabilities (+Additional Purchase), 20th Anniversary Commemorative VIP Laminate

Weekend GA: Entry into Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Bamboozle Festival

Tickets and lineup can be accessed via www.bamboozlefestival.com

Album Review: Dokken “The Elektra Albums” 1983-1987

“The Elektra Albums” 1983-1987

Dokken
BMG
Remastered By: Andy Pearce

5 LP or 4 CD Box Set

Our Score: 4 out of 5 stars

Together for the first time as a collection are the million selling first four albums from one of the 80’s biggest rock bands Dokken. Fans can now own “Breaking the Chains”, “Tooth and Nail”, “Under Lock and Key” and “Back For the Attack” in newly remastered formats in either a 5 vinyl or 4 cd package. All four albums feature the classic line-up of Don Dokken (vocals), George Lynch (guitar) Jeff Pilson (bass) and “Wild” Mick Brown. Additionally, the 5 LP box set comes pressed on 180g black vinyl.

Dig out that spandex and animal print because BMG has just released Dokken “The Elektra Albums” 1983-1987 box set! Now for those of you who weren’t around during arguably one of the best decades of the last century Dokken’s Elektra years encompasses four album (three of which achieved platinum status) “Breaking the Chains”, Tooth and Nail”, “Under Lock and Key” and “Back for the Attach” and spawned such legendary tracks as “Into the Fire”, “The Hunter”, “Breaking the Chains” and the theme from “Nightmare on Elm Street 3” “Dream Warriors”. Those songs along with the others making up those albums have all been remastered by famed producer Andy Pearce (Black Sabbath, Motorhead) which makes these songs sound amazing. The collection is available in two different formats with those being a 5 LP or 4 CD set which both feature reproduction artwork and inserts just like those of the originals. For those who choose the LP set each of the five albums have been pressed on jet black, high quality 180-gram vinyl. Both sets come housed in a heavy duty dark purple box emblazoned with the classic Dokken logo. Upon first look I thought that’s all the box cover offered however when looking at it at an angle you can see different art images from the each of the included albums which I thought was cool.

Overall, I really enjoyed checking out this package. It is well constructed, and the artwork looks great on the printed on the heavy-duty sleeves. You even got reproduction inserts on some of the records as well. The 180-gram LP’s combined with the fresh remaster will certainly make audiophile’s happy given the advancement in audio production since these first were released. If you are a longtime fan of the band and bought these as they were released sadly aside from a new remaster there isn’t going to be anything you don’t already have. I think the addition of a never before released live show from this time period could have really been the piece to make this package something for everyone. That aside the package is still a quality piece which contains tons a great songs and for me that’s what counts the most.

Both LP & CD box sets include:

Breaking The Chains (1983)
1.) Breaking the Chains
2.) Seven Thunders
3.) I Can’t See You
4.) In the Middle
5.) We’re Illegal
6.) Paris
7.) Stick to Your Guns
8.) Young Girls
9.) Felony
10.) Nightrider

Tooth And Nail (1984)
1.) Without Warning
2.) Tooth and Nail
3.) Just Got Lucky
4.) Heartless Heart
5.) Don’t Close Your Eyes
6.) When Heaven Comes Down
7.) Into the Fire
8.) Bullets to Spare
9.) Alone Again
10.) Turn on the Action

Under Lock And Key (1985)
1.) Unchain the Night
2.) The Hunter
3.) In My Dreams
4.) Slippin Away
5.) Lightnin’ Strikes Again
6.) It’s Not Love
7.) Jaded Heart
8.) Don’t Lie to Me
9.) Will the Sun Rise
10.) Til the Livin’ End

Back For The Attack (1987)
1.) Kiss of Death
2.) Prisoner
3.) Night by Night
4.) Standing in the Shadows
5.) Heaven Sent
6.) Mr. Scary
7.) So Many Tears
8.) Burning Like a Flame
9.) Lost Behind the Wall
10.) Stop Fighting
11.) Cry of the Gypsy
12.) Sleepless Night
13.) Dream Warriors

Fake Names Share Title Track From New Album ‘Expendables’

FAKE NAMES
SHARE NEW SINGLE
“EXPENDABLES”
NEW ALBUM OUT ON MARCH 3 VIA EPITAPH RECORDS
ON TOUR IN APRIL

Photo Credit: Danny Clinch

Post-punk dream team Fake Names debut their new single “Expendables,” the galloping title track from their upcoming record out on March 3rd via Epitaph Records. Boasting modern production paired with Bad Religion-esque backing vocals, Brian Baker says,

“That song has so much classic Michael Hampton in it that I just laugh every time I play it. It’s just so hooky and it’s got this soaring chorus that still excites me now and I’ve heard it, like, 175 times.”

LISTEN TO “EXPENDABLES” NOW

Fake Names is comprised of members Brian Baker (Minor Threat, Bad Religion, Dag Nasty), Michael Hampton (S.O.A., Embrace), Dennis Lyxzén (Refused, INVSN, The [International] Noise Conspiracy), Johnny Temple (Girls Against Boys, Soulside) and Brendan Canty (Fugazi, Rites of Spring.) Formed in 2016, Baker describes the band as a “mutual admiration society,” saying that once the five members got in the same room together, it felt as if they had already been in the band together for years. “There’s this intangible energy, a clairvoyance that comes from our shared experience,” he explains. On ‘Expendables,’ the result pairs their unparalleled pedigree with a pop sensibility that’s slightly unexpected and wholly satisfying.

Aided by producer Adam “Atom” Greenspan (IDLES, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), the upcoming album has a surprisingly cleaner sound for the hardcore punk veterans. According to Baker, “The pop influences are a little more out front on this one and the production really helps it shine. It sounds more direct, more urgent.” It’s the latest exchange in a musical conversation that spans four decades, but instead of rehashing the past, ‘Expendables’ is a reinvention that sees the band dialing back the distortion and leaning into the melodies.

Fake Names will be on tour this Spring, kicking off on April 13th in Asbury Park, and ending April 23rd in Los Angeles.

FAKE NAMES TOUR DATES

4.13.23                        Asbury Park, NJ                      House of Independents

4.14.23                        Brooklyn, NY                           TV Eye

4.15.23                        Philadelphia, PA                     Johnny Brenda’s

4.16.23                        Washington, DC                     The Black Cat

4.20.23                       San Francisco, CA                  Rickshaw Stop

4.22.23                        Long Beach, CA                      Alex’s Bar

4.23.23                        Los Angeles, CA                     Zebulon

‘EXPENDABLES’ TRACK LISTING

1.     Targets

2.     Expendables

3.     Delete Myself

4.     Go

5.     Don’t Blame Yourself

6.     Can’t Take It

7.     Damage Done

8.     Madtown

9.     Caught In Between

10.  Too Little Too Late

Fake Names is Brian Baker (guitar/vocals), Michael Hampton (guitar/vocals), Dennis Lyxzén (vocals), and Johnny Temple (bass) and Brendan Canty (drums).

Product Review: Steel Panther “1987” Effects Pedal

Steel Panther

1987 Delay/Distortion Guitar Effects Pedal

Our score 3.5 out of 5 stars

Behold, the Radness that is the 1987 Delay/Distortion Pedal! Steel Panthers latest and possibly greatest guitar effects pedal harness’s all the hairspray-soaked sounds of the Sunset Strip as the “1987” attacks with the grit of 100 chainsaws and the ability to repeat itself more than that super stoned dude you sat next to in Chemistry Class. The “1987” could just very well be the key to time traveling your tone back to arguably one of the greatest decades ever.

Everyone’s favorite spandex clad rockers Steel Panther are back with, yet another signature guitar effect pedals the “1987”. The dual effect pedal features both delay and distortion effects which can be utilized together or separately. Each effect has its own heavy duty on/off footswitch and LED’s along with separate tone controls (Delay: Level/Feedback/Delay Distortion: Level/Tone/Gain) which operate independent from one another. The “1987” follows the over-the-top aesthetics of its pedal predecessor’s (P#$$y Melter, Butthole Burner, Poontang Boomerang) with a plum-crazy purple w/ black panther striped steel housing which is accentuated by six over the top, day glow green knobs and matching lettering. On the top of the unit are your standard ¼” single input and output jacks as well as the input for a 9v power supply (power supply not included). As a bonus for those who have ordered one of the pedals from the first production run you will also receive a velvet like pedal bag and numbered certificate of authenticity.

From a sound standpoint I found the “1987” to has some pros and cons. I really enjoyed the sound of the delay. Despite the limited control functions, I was able to dial in a nice array of delay’s which ranged from short and slap-backing to long airy droning while touching on all points in between. Letting the guitar ring out while simultaneously twisting the feedback and delay knobs induced some crazy, over the top spaceship like noises which were quite fun to try and harness. Where I found the pedal to be lacking was in the distortion section. While the gain stage was much more akin to an overdrive than that of a full-on distortion pedal the tone comes off thin and rather lackluster. What was even more disheartening is that the overall tone is nearly identical to the previously released “Bunghole Burner”. Adding in the delay did liven things up a little as it does an ok job replicating the tone of the era the pedal is named for however if you are going for that true classic 80’s tone you’re going to need to combine this with a chorus and using the distortion as more of a boost to the front end of your amps gain section as the tone from just from the pedal alone probably won’t cut it.

If you are looking for ways to save space on your pedal board while also wanting to add a little or in this case a lot! Of color to your arsenal then the “1987” has you covered. The great sounding, no frills delay will be a welcome addition to your tonal pallet and with a little work the distortion side of the pedal could be just as equally effective in helping you relive and recreating a by-gone era. For those Fan-thers who have already amassed the previous three pedals then the “1987” is a no brainer. Head over to www.steelpantherrocks.com and grab yours today.

METALLICA: “SCREAMING SUICIDE” SECOND TRACK & VIDEO FROM UPCOMING ALBUM

METALLICA“SCREAMING SUICIDE”SECOND TRACK & VIDEO FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM72 SEASONS OUT APRIL 14, 2023

M72 WORLD TOUR 2023-2024
SINGLE DAY TICKETS ON SALE TODAY AT METALLICA.COM

Metallica has unveiled a second glimpse into the intensity and expanse of its forthcoming 12th studio album, 72 Seasons, in the form of “Screaming Suicide.” The newly released album track is now available to stream and download, and as an instant grat with all 72 Seasons pre-orders—as well as a video directed by Tim Saccenti, which can be seen here.

“Screaming Suicide addresses the taboo word of suicide,” says James Hetfield. “The intention is to communicate about the darkness we feel inside. It’s ridiculous to think we should deny that we have these thoughts. At one point or another I believe most people have thought about it. To face it is to speak the unspoken. If it’s a human experience, we should be able to talk about it. You are not alone.”

“Screaming Suicide” follows in the path blazed by “Lux Æterna” — the album’s first single and video, hailed upon its November 28, 2022 release as “thundering, breakneck” (Billboard), “gut-punching” (Rolling Stone) and “blistering” (USA Today). 72 Seasons will be released April 14 via Metallica’s own Blackened Recordings. Produced by Greg Fidelman with Hetfield & Ulrich, and clocking in at over 77 minutes, the 12-track 72 Seasons is Metallica’s first full length collection of new material since 2016’s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. The album will be released in formats including 2LP 140g black vinyl and limited edition variants, CD and digital—for a full listing of configurations, pre-orders and further information, go to metallica.com/72-seasons-info.

Today also marks the on-sale of single day tickets to all shows on Metallica’s M72 world tour at ticketmaster.com. Presented worldwide by Liquid Death and Blackened American Whiskey (in North America only) and promoted by Live Nation, M72 will see the band playing two nights in every city it visits—with each No Repeat Weekend featuring two completely different setlists and support lineups. The M72 tour will feature a bold new in-the-round stage design that relocates the famed Metallica Snake Pit to center stage, as well as the I Disappear full-tour pass and more. For further information on single day and two day tickets, enhanced experiences and more, go to Metallica Tour

A portion of proceeds from every ticket sold will go to Metallica’s All Within My Hands foundation. Founded in 2017, AWMH’s efforts to assist and enrich the lives of members of the communities who have supported the band have raised nearly $13 million – providing $5.9 million in grants to career and technical education programs in the US, over $2.5 million to combat food insecurity, and more than $3.2 million to disaster relief efforts worldwide.

METALLICA
M72 WORLD TOUR 2023-2024

Thursday, April 27 2023 – Amsterdam NL – Johan Cruijff Arena
Saturday, April 29 2023 – Amsterdam NL – Johan Cruijff Arena
Wednesday, May 17 2023 – Paris FR – Stade de France*
Friday, May 19 2023 – Paris FR – Stade de France
Friday, May 26 2023 – Hamburg DE – Volksparkstadion
Sunday, May 28 2023 – Hamburg DE – Volksparkstadion
Friday, June 16 2023 – Gothenburg SE – Ullevi Stadium**
Sunday, June 18 2023 – Gothenburg SE – Ullevi Stadium
Friday, August 4 2023 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
Sunday, August 6 2023 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
Friday, August 11 2023 – Montreal, QC – Stade Olympique
Sunday, August 13 2023 – Montreal, QC – Stade Olympique
Friday, August 18 2023 – Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium
Sunday, August 20 2023 – Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium
Friday, August 25 2023 – Inglewood, CA – SoFi Stadium
Sunday, August 27 2023 – Inglewood, CA – SoFi Stadium
Friday, September 1 2023 – Glendale, AZ – State Farm Stadium
Sunday, September 3, 2023 – Glendale, AZ – State Farm Stadium
Friday, November 3, 2023 – St. Louis, MO – The Dome at America’s Center
Sunday, November 5, 2023 – St. Louis, MO – The Dome at America’s Center
Friday, November 10, 2023 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field
Sunday, November 12, 2023 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field
Friday, May 24 2024 – Munich DE – Olympiastadion
Sunday, May 26 2024 – Munich DE – Olympiastadion
Friday, June 7 2024 – Helsinki FI – Olympic Stadium
Sunday, June 9 2024 – Helsinki FI – Olympic Stadium
Friday, June 14 2024 – Copenhagen DK – Parken Stadium
Sunday, June 16 2024 – Copenhagen DK – Parken Stadium
Friday, July 5 2024 – Warsaw PL – PGE Narodowy
Sunday, July 7 2024 – Warsaw PL – PGE Narodowy
Friday, July 12 2024 – Madrid ES – Estadio Cívitas Metropolitano
Sunday, July 14 2024 – Madrid ES – Estadio Cívitas Metropolitano
Friday, August 2 2024 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
Sunday, August 4 2024 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
Friday, August 9 2024 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
Sunday, August 11 2024 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
Friday, August 16 2024 – Minneapolis, MN – US Bank Stadium
Sunday, August 18 2024 – Minneapolis, MN – US Bank Stadium
Friday, August 23 2024 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium
Sunday, August 25 2024 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium
Friday, August 30 2024 – Seattle, WA – Lumen Field
Sunday, September 1 2024 – Seattle, WA – Lumen Field
Friday, September 20 2024 – Mexico City MX – Foro Sol***
Sunday, September 22 2024 – Mexico City MX – Foro Sol
Friday, September 27 2024 – Mexico City MX – Foro Sol***
Sunday, September 29 2024 – Mexico City MX – Foro Sol

Show 1 Support Europe: Architects & Mammoth WVH**
Show 2 Support Europe: Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills
*Five Finger Death Punch/Ice Nine Kills play show 1 in Paris, Architects & Mammoth WVH play show 2 in Paris
**Volbeat replaces Architects on show 1 in Gothenburg

Show 1 Support North America: Pantera & Mammoth WVH***
Show 2 Support North America: Five Finger Death Punch & Ice Nine Kills
***Greta Van Fleet replaces Pantera on show 1 both weekends in Mexico City

HEAVY METAL ICONS PANTERA ANNOUNCE 2023 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

HEAVY METAL ICONS PANTERA ANNOUNCE 2023 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
LAMB OF GOD TO JOIN RUN AS SPECIAL GUESTS

Tickets On Sale Starting Friday, Jan. 27 at 10 AM Local Time on LiveNation.com

Pantera, one of the most successful and influential bands in heavy metal history, have announced their long awaited return to the stage. They will be touring North America this summer with Lamb of God as special guests.

One of the most anticipated tours of 2023, this celebration tour includes original members Philip Anselmo and Rex Brown joined by Zakk Wylde (guitar) and Charlie Benante (drums). In December 2022, they kicked off the highly anticipated return in Mexico City to incredible reviews.

Produced by Live Nation, the 20-city tour kicks off on Tuesday, July 28th in Burgettstown, PA at The Pavilion at Star Lake making stops in Milwaukee, Toronto, Austin, Denver, and more before wrapping up in Bristow, VA on September 15th at Jiffy Lube Live.

Fans can also see Pantera at their recently announced support dates during Metallica’s North America Stadium tour dates in 2023 & 2024 and headlining major rock festivals in 2023 including Rockfest, Inkcarceration, and more.

TICKETS: Tickets go on sale starting Friday, January 27th starting at 10 AM Local Time on LiveNation.com.

PRESALE: Citi is the official card of the Pantera tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Tuesday, January 24th at 10 AM local time until Thursday, January 26 at 10 PM local time through the Citi Entertainment program. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com.

TOUR DATES:

*Festival Date | #Support Act TBD | ^Pantera Support for Metallica Dates|

2023 Dates

Fri May 20 – Daytona, FL – Welcome to Rockville*
Thu Jul 13 – Cadott, WI – Rockfest*
Sat Jul 15 – Mansfield, OH – Inkcarceration*
Fri Jul 28 – Burgettstown, PA – The Pavilion at Star Lake
Sat Jul 29 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
Mon Jul 31 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater#
Wed Aug 02 – Camden, NJ – Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
Fri Aug 04 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium^
Sat Aug 05 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
Sun Aug 06 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Tue Aug 08 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
Wed Aug 09 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
Fri Aug 11 – Montreal, QC – Olympique Stadium^
Sat Aug 12 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Tue Aug 15 – Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
Thu Aug 17 – Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Fri Aug 18 – Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium^
Sun Aug 20 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
Wed Aug 23 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
Fri Aug 25 – Inglewood, CA – SoFi Stadium^
Sat Aug 26 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Tue Aug 29 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
Thu Aug 31 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
Fri Sep 01 – Glendale, AZ – State Farm Stadium^
Sun Sep 03 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma*
Thu Sep 07 – Bangor, ME – Maine Savings Amphitheater
Fri Sep 08 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Sat Sep 10 – Alton, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival*
Tue Sep 12 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Thu Sep 14 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Fri Sep 15 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
Sat Sep 23 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life*
Sat Oct 07 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock*
Fri Nov 03 – St. Louis, MO – The Dome at America’s Center^
Fri Nov 10 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field^

2024 Dates

Fri Aug 02 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium^
Fri Aug 09 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field^
Fri Aug 16 – Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium^
Fri Aug 23 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium^
Fri Aug 30 – Seattle, WA – Lumen Field^

ALTER BRIDGE Releases Music Video for New Single “Holiday”

Acclaimed Rockers ALTER BRIDGE Release Music Video for New Single, “Holiday”, from Latest Album, Pawns & Kings
Watch HERE

Pawns & Kings is Out Now!
Order HERE

Get Tickets for the North American Run of the Pawns & Kings Tour HERE

[Photo Credit: Chuck Brueckmann]With 2023 less than three weeks old, acclaimed rockers ALTER BRIDGE are back with a new single and music video to launch the new year! The song “Holiday” has been a fan favorite since it was made public with the release of Pawns & Kings last October, and is currently one of the most added songs at Active Rock radio.

The “Holiday” video marks the return of longtime video collaborator Dan Sturgess of Sturge Media – known for capturing the band’s iconic performance with the Parallax Orchestra on Alter Bridge: Live At The Royal Albert Hall. The song is currently impacting US radio and the video for “Holiday” can be seen below!

Watch the music video for “Holiday” HERE:

Pawns & Kings – the band’s seventh studio album – was released worldwide on October 14 via Napalm Records. From the opening riffs of “This Is War” to the title track album closer “Pawns & Kings,” ALTER BRIDGE returns with an album of intense tracks that were born after the cycle for their last album was cut short by the global pandemic. Songs like “Dead Among The Living,” “Holiday” and “Last Man Standing” showcase the signature songwriting the band is known for. The album offers numerous epic adventures, with three songs clocking in over six minutes each. The opus “Fable Of The Silent Son” clocks in at 8:29 and is the longest recorded song in the band’s catalog – a distinction held by “Blackbird” until now. Mark Tremonti steps out of his backing vocal role to take the lead on “Stay,” an introspective ballad that is sure to become a fan favorite live. The band have released lyric videos for the title track “Pawns & Kings”, the now fan-favorite “Sin After Sin” and album opener “This Is War”. These songs all found their way into the band’s set list during their European tour.

Known for its signature dual-guitar attack backed by a driving rhythm section, the album’s debut single “Silver Tongue” shot up the charts around the globe and is currently still in the Top 25 in Canada. Its animated music video was created and directed by Ollie Jones of Better Feeling Films (Myles Kennedy, Prodigy, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets) and has garnered over 1.4 million views and counting. Pawns & Kings found its way on numerous 2022 year-end lists around the world, and was produced by longtime collaborator Michael “Elvis” Baskette.

The track listing for Pawns & Kings is:
1) This Is War
2) Dead Among The Living
3) Silver Tongue
4) Sin After Sin
5) Stay
6) Holiday
7) Fable Of The Silent Son
8) Season Of Promise
9) Last Man Standing
10) Pawns & Kings

ALTER BRIDGE’s Pawns & Kings is now available for streaming via all digital service providers and for order in various physical configurations HERE.

Order Pawns & Kings HERE:

ALTER BRIDGE will continue to tour extensively in support of Pawns & Kings. The band wrapped a tour of Europe last month that had the band making 25 stops over the course of six weeks. The tour will continue throughout North America this year – their first in the market in almost three years. The 30-city tour – split into two legs – kicks off on January 25 in Tampa, FL and wraps up April 1 in Highland, CA, making stops in Nashville, TN (January 30); Toronto, ON (February 11); Kansas City, MO (March 11) and Seattle, WA (March 23).

Mammoth WVH will join them as direct support on the entire tour, with rockers Red playing on the first leg of the tour and newcomers Pistols At Dawn playing on the second leg. Tickets for all shows are now available and more information on tickets and VIP experiences can be found at https://alterbridge.com/pages/tour.

ALTER BRIDGE North American Tour Dates:
Jan 25 – TAMPA, FL – Seminole Hard Rock * (Low Ticket Alert)
Jan 27 – ORLANDO, FL – Hard Rock Live * (Low Ticket Alert)
Jan 28 – ATLANTA, GA – Coca Cola Roxy *
Jan 30 – NASHVILLE, TN – Ryman Auditorium * (Sold Out)
Feb 1 – MONTCLAIR, NJ – The Wellmont Theater * (Sold Out)
Feb 2 – HUNTINGTON, NY – The Paramount * (Low Ticket Alert)
Feb 4 – SILVER SPRING, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring * (Sold Out)
Feb 5 – PHILADELPHIA, PA – Franklin Music Hall *
Feb 7 – WALLINGFORD, CT – The Dome at Toyota Oakdale Theatre *
Feb 8 – BOSTON, MA – Roadrunner *
Feb 10 – WATERLOO, NY – Del Lago Casino Resort (On sale soon) ^
Feb 11 – TORONTO, ON – HISTORY ^ (Sold Out)
Feb 14 – DETROIT, MI – The Fillmore *
Feb 15 – INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Murat Theatre at Old National Centre *
Feb 17 – PRIOR LAKE, MN – Mystic Lake Casino Showroom * (Sold Out)
Feb 18 – CHICAGO, IL – The Riviera Theatre * (Low Ticket Alert)
Mar 10 – QUAPAW, OK – Downstream Casino Resort #
Mar 11 – KANSAS CITY, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland #
Mar 14 – CHESTERFIELD, MO – The Factory #
Mar 15 – OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Criterion #
Mar 17 – HOUSTON, TX – 713 Music Hall #
Mar 18 – DALLAS, TX – South Side Ballroom #
Mar 20 – DENVER, CO – Mission Ballroom #
Mar 21 – SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Union Event Center #
Mar 23 – SEATTLE, WA – The Paramount Theatre #
Mar 25 – AIRWAY HEIGHTS, WA – Northern Quest Resort & Casino ^ (Sold Out)
Mar 26 – AIRWAY HEIGHTS, WA – Northern Quest Resort & Casino ^
Mar 28 – ANAHEIM, CA – House Of Blues #
Mar 29 – TEMPE, AZ – Marquee Theatre #
Mar 31 – RENO, NV – Silver Legacy’s Grande Expo Hall #
Apr 1 – HIGHLAND, CA – Yaamava Theater at Yaamava Casino Resort ^

^ Alter Bridge – Mammoth WVH
* Alter Bridge – Mammoth WVH – Red
# Alter Bridge – Mammoth WVH – Pistols At Dawn

Periphery Release “Periphery V: Djent is Not a Genre” on March 10 via 3DOT Recordings; Hear Two New Singles Now

PERIPHERY RELEASE PERIPHERY V: DJENT IS NOT A GENRE ON MARCH 10 VIA 3DOT RECORDINGS

BAND PREVIEW EAGERLY-AWAITED NEW ALBUM WITH TWO SINGLES: “WILDFIRE” & “ZAGREUS”; “WILDFIRE” VIDEO ARRIVES THIS AFTERNOON (2 PM EASTERN)

PRE-ORDERS, INCLUDING SEVERAL LIMITED-EDITION VINYL VARIANTS, AVAILABLE NOW: http://lnk.to/djentisnotagenre

Periphery V: Djent is Not a Genre album cover by Travis Smith

Periphery, the D.C.-born band who’ve been twice nominated for GRAMMY-Awards, have seen each of their last four albums debut in the Top 25 of Billboard’s album charts and have lead a new “generation of noodly virtuosos with a love of the unconventional” (Rolling Stone), release their first album in four years with the self-deprecatingly titled Periphery V: Djent is Not a Genre arriving March 10 via the band’s own 3DOT Recordings.

“We spent more time on Periphery V than any other release in our history,” explains Mark Holcomb. “We challenged and pushed ourselves harder, and along the way we grew even closer as a band. We are so proud of the final results! I also wanted to mention how exceedingly grateful we are to our fans for being so patient in waiting for this record. We wanted to show our appreciation by giving you two songs today instead of one. We have a very busy 2023 and 2024 planned so we’ll see you on the road!” Those singles are “Wildfire” and “Zagreus,” which can be heard here. A video for “Wildfire” will be available today at 2 pm eastern.

Misha Mansoor echoes Holcomb’s sentiment: “I’m really proud of the material and it was certainly a labor of love and a tough album to make. The feeling that we were going to have to give up because it kept taking so long was so overwhelming at times, that to not just overcome it, but to feel so proud of this album has really galvanized us as a band in a way that I don’t think any other experience could have.”

The 9-song collection was once again produced by the band, with Adam “Nolly” Getgood contributing bass across the album, and also mixing the release. Jørgen Munkeby performs a saxophone solo on “Wildfire.”

Periphery V: Djent is Not a Genre pre-orders are available now (http://lnk.to/djentisnotagenre), with the album available via several limited-edition vinyl variants, CD, cassette and digitally.

Periphery V: Djent is Not A Genre tracklist:

1. Wildfire
2. Atropos
3. Wax Wings
4. Everything is Fine!
5. Silhouette
6. Dying Star
7. Zagreus
8. Dracul Gras
9. Thanks Nobuo

Periphery previously announced a Spring tour with Underoath:

March 3 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
March 4 Stroudsberg, PA The Sherman Theater
March 5 Huntington, NY The Paramount
March 7 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
March 8 Pittsburgh, PA Roxian Theatre
March 10 East Moline, IL The Rust Belt
March 11 Milwaukee, WI The Eagles Club
March 13 Grand Rapids, MI GLC Live at 20 Monroe
March 14 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
March 15 Kansas City, MO The Uptown Theater
March 17 Wichita, KS The Cotilion
March 18 Denver, CO The Ogden Theatre
March 20 Boise, ID Revolution
March 21 Portland, OR The Roseland Theater
March 23 Wheatland, CA Hard Rock Live Sacramento
March 24 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
March 25 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl
March 26 San Diego, CA SOMA
March 27 Tucson, AZ The Rialto Theatre
March 29 Albuquerque, NM The El Rey Theatre
March 31 Oklahoma City, OK The Diamond Ballroom
April 1 Little Rock, AR The Hall
April 2 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Works

Photo credit: Ekaterina Gorbacheva

Industrial Metal Mainstays DOPE Unveil New Track “Misery” Featuring Drama Club

INDUSTRIAL METAL MAINSTAYS DOPE UNVEIL
ANOTHER COLLABORATION WITH DRAMA CLUB
ON NEW TRACK “MISERY”
https://youtu.be/y5uWwe8fLkM

Video Showcases The Macabre Talents Of The
Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow
New Track Comes From Upcoming Seventh Studio Album
Blood Money Part Zer0 Scheduled For Release
On February 24, 2023 – Now Available Digitally For FREE

As Well As Various Physical Configurations At www.DopeTheBand.com

Dope To Hit The Road In Support Of The New Album On The Rise Of The Machine Tour Featuring Static-X and Fear Factory Starting February 25th

(New York, NY) – With 2023 just eleven days old, New York City electro metal heads Dope are back with their latest music video from the upcoming album Blood Money Part Zer0 – scheduled for release on February 24th. The track “Misery” showcases another guest appearance by mastermind Edsel Dope’s alternative project, Drama Club. The music video – directed by Edsel Dope and Co-Directed by Matt Zane – features the Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow performing stunts from their macabre sideshow. The circus has gained renown around the globe for their death-defying stunts and visual oddities. “Misery” is available via all streaming services and the visually captivating video can be seen here: https://youtu.be/y5uWwe8fLkM.

Recently , Dope announced the track listing and album cover for the upcoming album, Blood Money Part Zer0. The band has already released the songs: “Believe (Feat. Drama Club),” “Fuck It Up,” “No Respect” and “Best Of Me” featuring UFC superstar Juliana “Killer” Miller. Blood Money Part Zer0 is the band’s first release in 7 years and is the follow up to 2016’s highly successful Blood Money Part 1, which debuted at #27 on the Billboard top 200, selling over 15K units in its first week. Dope has sold more than a million combined albums and have amassed an incredible audience of nearly 2-million monthly listeners on Spotify, while racking up more than 130 million plays on their cult classic “Die MF Die.” In a move to demonstrate the bands sincere appreciation to their loyal fanbase for more than 2 decades, the band is giving away Blood Money Part Zer0 for FREE digitally. Longtime fans, curious listeners and people that enjoy gratis music can sign up to download the album for free on the band’s website. A physical pre-order will also be available on the band’s website for fans that want to purchase the new album in various physical available here: www.DopeTheBand.com.

The track listing for Blood Money Part Zer0 Is:

1) No Respect
2) Believe
3) Best Of Me
4) Choke
5) Dead World
6) Misery
7) Love Song
8) Dive
9) Parasite
10) Row
11) Fuck It Up
12) Wide

Dope will be touring in 2023 in support of Blood Money Part Zer0 as part of the Rise Of The Machine Tour with Static-X and Fear Factory. The 42-date trek kicks off February 25, 2023, in San Francisco, CA and wraps up April 15, 2023, in Los Angeles, CA. Tickets for all stops on the Rise Of The Machine Tour can be found at: www.DopeTheBand.com.

Rise Of The Machine North American Tour 2023

Feb 25 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Feb 27 – Portland, OR – Roseland
Feb 28 – Seattle, WA – Showbox
Mar 01 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater (Sold Out)
Mar 02 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
Mar 03 – Boise, ID – Revolution Concert Hall
Mar 04 – Reno, NV – Virginia Street Brewhouse
Mar 05 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
Mar 07 – Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren
Mar 08 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
Mar 09 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
Mar 10 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Mar 11 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
Mar 12 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues
Mar 14 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theater
Mar 15 – Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
Mar 16 – Charlotte, NC – Underground (Sold Out)
Mar 17 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage (Sold Out)
Mar 18 – Philadelphia, PA – T.L.A. (Sold Out)
Mar 19 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza (Low Ticket Warning)
Mar 21 – Boston, MA – Big Night Live
Mar 22 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s
Mar 23 – Montreal, QC – MTelus (New Venue)
Mar 24 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall (New Venue)
Mar 25 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall (Sold Out)
Mar 26 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
Mar 28 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian
Mar 29 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
Mar 30 – Columbus, OH – The King of Clubs
Mar 31– Ft. Wayne, IN – The Clyde
Apr 01 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Apr 02 – Green Bay, WI – Epic Event Center
Apr 04 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
Apr 05 – St. Louis, MO – Del Mar Hall
Apr 06 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
Apr 07 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
Apr 08 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
Apr 09 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
Apr 11 – Denver, CO – The Summit
Apr 13 – Las Vegas, NH – House Of Blues
Apr 14 – San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
Apr 15 – Los Angeles, Ca – Belasco Theater (Low Ticket Warning)

Puscifer Set March 31 Release Date for “Existential Reckoning: Re-Wired”; Release New Video & Announce EU/U.S. Tour Dates

PUSCIFER SET MARCH 31 RELEASE DATE FOR
EXISTENTIAL RECKONING: RE-WIRED
PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE HERE

U.S. & EUROPEAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

WATCH THE “A SINGULARITY (RE-IMAGINED BY CARINA ROUND)” VIDEO NOW
https://youtu.be/ORcrjdXD0Xk

TRACK-BY-TRACK REIMAGINING OF EXISTENTIAL RECKONING FEATURES MIXES BY TRENT REZNOR & ATTICUS ROSS, TOOL’S JUSTIN CHANCELLOR, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE’S TROY VAN LEEUWEN AND PHANTOGRAM

Puscifer continue their series of album-by-album remix collections, releasing Existential Reckoning: Re-Wired (https://puscifer.lnk.to/ReWired) on March 31 via Puscifer Entertainment/Alchemy Recordings/BMG.

Photo: Travis Shinn

A video (https://youtu.be/ORcrjdXD0Xk) for “A Singularity (Re-Imagined by Carina Round),” shot and edited by Maynard James Keenan, was released this morning. The clip echoes the song’s sentiment, with the heart-wrenching track offered as a memoriam to Keenan’s beloved, and well known dog, MiHo. He says: “On Oct. 7, 2021, I lost my Muse. Deadly Little MiHo lost her 2 year battle with pancreatitis and kidney disease. We thought we lost her in late 2019, so I panicked and wrote her this song. We were certain she was done for. But we were blessed with a second chance and a bit more time. I rarely share things like this. Too painful. But this one can’t be kept bottled up. As I have mentioned before, she has been hiding in most of my vocal tracks since 2005. She was either in or near the vocal booth every time I tracked. Her sigh, her bark, sniffle, sneeze. Her jingling collar. Her squeaky toys. Usually poorly timed. Performance Credits- @PUSCIFER – V is for V*****, Don’t Shoot the Messenger EP, V is for V***** remixes, C is for…EP, Conditions of My Parole, All Re-Mixed Up, Donkey Punch the Night EP, Money $hot, Money $hot Your Re-Load, Existential Reckoning, Existential Reckoning Re-Wired. @APERFECTCIRCLE – “By & Down” single, Eat the Elephant. @TOOLMUSIC – 10,000 Days, Fear Inoculum.”

Round explains her approach to re-working the song: “Maynard’s vocal for this song is synonymously a sorrowful hymn and a siren of celebration. I wanted the main vocal and the bass and drums to be anchors in a sea of jubilant chaos. A kind of controlled cacophony of celebratory joy. Familiar, but a bit unnerving. The horns and saxes at the end are all moving together but somehow so loose, dispersing off into foam and then coming back together into one harmonious wave and then breaking off again, cascading. I feel excited when it’s over and like I want to get back on the ride. Birds, a charm of finches bookend the song. You can feel their energy. And within, there’s Maynard’s lone whistle, mimicking them. The one who keeps them alive and in turn draws his own life force. The synergy of composure and chaos in a dance reverence.”

The band has simultaneously announced their first European tour in seven years, with performances slated for Hellfest, Nos Alive and Mad Cool festivals, as well as a round of headlining performances. A brief U.S. trek precedes the European outing. Tickets for all headlining shows (Europe and U.S.) are on on-sale Friday, Jan. 20 at 10 am local time. Night Club opens on all headlining dates. Ticketing links can be found via Puscifer.com.

Existential Reckoning: Re-Wired offers a track-for-track re-imagining of the 12 songs from Existential Reckoning. Puscifer band members Mitchell and Round, along with current touring musicians Greg Edwards (Failure, Autolux) and Gunnar Olsen reinterpret tracks from the prophetic, electro-laced record. The Academy Award-winning team of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross tackle “Apocalyptical” (Reznor has a co-writing credit with Maynard James Keenan and Mitchell on Puscifer’s 2009 song, “Potions”), Phantogram revamp “Postulous,” Drummer Sarah Jones and Bring Me The Horizon’s Jordan Fish tackle “”Theorem,” Queens of The Stone Age (and sometimes A Perfect Circle/Failure) guitar player Troy Van Leeuwen partners with his Gone is Gone bandmate, Tony Hajjar for “Grey Area,” while Tool’s Justin Chancellor and The Crystal Method’s Scott Kirkland join forces for “UPGrade.” Additional contributors include Juliette Commagere, who first appeared on Puscifer’s 2011 album Conditions of My Parole, keyboard player Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails), and BBC 1’s Daniel P. Carter.

Existential Reckoning: Re-Wired cover by Daniel Martin Diaz

Existential Reckoning: Re-Wired tracklist:

1. Bread and Circus (Re-imagined by Mat Mitchell)
2. Apocalyptical (Re-imagined by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross)
3. The Underwhelming (Re-imagined by Juliette Commagere)
4. Grey Area (Re-imagined by Troy Van Leeuwen & Tony Hajjar)
5. Theorem (Re-imagined by Sarah Jones & Jordan Fish)
6. UPGrade (Re-imagined by Justin Chancellor & Scott Kirkland)
7. Bullet Train To Iowa (Re-imagined by Alessandro Cortini)
8. Personal Prometheus (Re-imagined by Greg Edwards)
9. A Singularity (Re-imagined by Carina Round)
10. Postulous (Re-imagined by Phantogram)
11. Fake Affront (Re-imagined by Gunnar Olsen)
12. Bedlamite (Re-imagined by Daniel P. Carter)

Puscifer tour dates:

May 18 Daytona Beach, FL Welcome to Rockville
May 23 Asheville, NC Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
May 27 Columbus, OH Sonic Temple Festival
May 28 Northfield, OH MGM Northfield Park – Center Stage
May 30 Rochester, NY Kodak Center Main Theater
June 1 Baltimore, MD The Lyric Baltimore
June 2 Atlantic City, NJ Hard Rock Casino
June 3 Bethlehem, PA Wind Creek Event Center
June 10 Dublin, Ireland 3Olympia Theatre
June 12 Glasgow, UK O2 Academy Glasgow
June 13 Manchester UK Manchester Academy
June 15 London, UK TBA
June 17 Clisson, France Hellfest
June 20 Copenhagen, Denmark Vega
June 21 Stockholm, Sweden Fryshuset
June 26 Hamburg, Germany Docks
June 27 Berlin, Germany Huxleys
June 28 Berlin, Germany Huxleys
June 30 Belfort, France Eurockeennes Festival
July 1 Tilburg, Netherlands 013 Poppodium Tilburg
July 2 Werchter, Belgium Rock Werchter
July 4 Barcelona, Spain Club Razzmatazz
July 6 Lisbon, Portugal Nos Alive Festival
July 7 Madrid, Spain Mad Cool Festival

Public Image Ltd. New Single “Hawaii” Available Now; PiL to Compete to Represent Ireland at Eurovision 2023

PUBLIC IMAGE LTD.
WILL COMPETE TO REPRESENT IRELAND AT EUROVISION 2023
THEY WILL PERFORM PREVIOUSLY UNHEARD SONG “HAWAII”

ON “THE LATE LATE SHOW” AT 9.30p GMT/4:30p ET/1:30p PT

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2023, LIVE STREAMED HERE

Public Image Ltd. (PiL) are confirmed to take part in the competition to represent Ireland at the 67th annual Eurovision Song Contest with the most personal piece of songwriting and accompanying artwork that John Lydon has ever shared called “Hawaii,” which is now available for streaming and download here.

The song is a love letter to John’s wife of nearly 5 decades, Nora, who is living with Alzheimer’s. A pensive, personal yet universal love song that will resonate with many, the song sees John reflecting on their lifetime well spent, and in particular, one of their happiest moments together in Hawaii.

The powerfully emotional ballad is as close as John will ever come to bearing his soul. “It is dedicated to everyone going through tough times on the journey of life, with the person they care for the most,” says John. “It’s also a message of hope that ultimately love conquers all.”

The competition will take place from 9:30pm GMT (4:30p ET/1:30p PT) on Friday, February 3, 2023 on Ireland’s The Late Late Show and can be live streamed here.

Celebrating their 40-year anniversary in 2018, Public Image Ltd. haven’t been going quite as long as John and Nora, however, the band is widely regarded as one of the most innovative and influential bands of all time.

PiL’s music and vision has earned them 5 UK Top 20 singles and 5 UK Top 20 albums. With a shifting line-up and unique sound – fusing rock, dance, folk, pop and dub – Lydon guided the band from their debut album First Issue in 1978 through to 1992’s That What Is Not, before a 17-year hiatus. Lydon reactivated PiL in 2009, touring extensively worldwide and releasing two critically acclaimed albums This is PiL in 2012 followed by their 10th studio album What The World Needs Now… in 2015, which peaked at number 29 in the official UK album charts and picked up fantastic acclaim from both press and public. (The album also peaked at number 3 in the official UK indie charts and number 4 in the official UK vinyl charts). What The World Needs Now… was self-funded by PiL and released on their own label ‘PiL Official’ via Cargo UK Distribution.

John Lydon, Lu Edmonds (multi-instrumentalist, Guitars) Bruce Smith (Percussion, drums), and Scott Firth (Bass, multi-instrumentalist), continue as PiL. They are the longest stable line-up in the band’s history and continue to challenge and thrive.

“Hawaii” is available on all digital platforms from January 9th, and will be released on limited edition 7” vinyl later in the year.

PiL will be releasing a new album this year. Details to be announced soon…

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