Texas crossover outfit POWER TRIP today kicks off a tour across the Midwest with support from their allies in Red Death, with shows in Oklahoma City, Kansas City, Des Moines, and St Louis this week. The shows surround POWER TRIP‘s spot supporting The Original Misfits as well as Fear and Venom Inc. at the massive Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois this Saturday, April 27th.
POWER TRIP has additional shows booked through the year, including stateside festival sets at Dark Lord Day with High On Fire and Nuclear Assault, Trouble N’ Texas Fest with Bitter End, Sound & Fury Festival with Have Heart, Fury, and Fiddlehead, Psycho Las Vegas with Yob, High On Fire, and Glassjaw, and the newly-confirmed Exit 111 Festival with Def Leppard, ZZ Top, and Mastodon. The band will return to Europe as well this June to play the Donnington Park Circuit, Plein Air, and more.
Watch for many more new POWER TRIP tour dates to be announced in the weeks ahead.
POWER TRIP‘s Southern Lord-released breakthrough album, Nightmare Logic, has earned praise from The New Yorker to Pitchfork’s Best New Music, to countless best-of/year-end lists. The band was awarded the Best Metal Album Of The Year from Loudwire and song placement in the WWE. Touring relentlessly, the band has headlined tours across North America, Europe, and Japan last year, recently supported Danzig on several US shows, had a track used in an episode of the YouTube Premium series Wayne, and was featured on the cover of Decibel Magazine’s February 2019 issue.
Find POWER TRIP’s Nightmare Logic LP at the Southern Lord webshop HEREand via Bandcamp HERE.
POWER TRIP Tour Dates: 4/23/2019 89th Street – Oklahoma City, OK w/ Red Death 4/24/2019 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO w/ Red Death 4/25/2019 Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA w/ Red Death 4/27/2019 Allstate Arena – Rosemont, IL w/ The Original Misfits, Fear, Venom Inc. [info] 4/28/2019 Ready Room – St Louis, MO w/ Red Death 5/18/2019 3 Floyds Brewing – Munster, IN @ Dark Lord Day w/ High On Fire, Nuclear Assault 5/30/2019 Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX w/ Bitter End, Hardside, Saintpeeler 6/01/2019 Trouble N’ Texas Fest – Dallas, TX w/ Bitter End 6/16/2019 Donnington Park Circuit – Derby, UK [info] 6/23/2019 Plein Air – Dessel, FR [info] 6/28/2019 Suvilahti – Helsinki, FI [info] 7/12-13/2019 Sound & Fury Festival – Los Angeles, CA w/ Have Heart, Fury, Fiddlehead 8/16-18/2019 Psycho Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV w/ Yob, High On Fire, Glassjaw10/12/2019 Exit 111 Festival – Manchester, TN w/ Def Leppard, ZZ Top, Mastodon
Legendary rock icons SUM 41 have announced their seventh full-length album, Order In Decline, will be released July 19, 2019 via Hopeless Records. Looking back at the band’s storied 23+ year career, this record is undoubtedly Sum 41’s heaviest and most aggressive album to date, while also being their most dynamic and raw.
During three years of relentless touring surrounding the band’s massive comeback record 13 Voices, frontman Deryck Whibley was feverishly putting together song ideas that would eventually become Order In Decline. Within three weeks of returning home, the majority of the music for the new album was written and then it was time for lyrics.
Unconsciously, Whibley saw lyrics reflecting his reactions to seeing the pervasive division, racism and hate around the world, even more so punctuated by the repulsive social and political turmoil invading his own home nations of the United States and Canada. “The last thing I wanted to do was write a social or political protest record, and Order In Decline is not that,” Whibley clarifies. Instead, Order in Decline is a burst of uninhibited feeling, a page out of his journal, a window into his soul that reflects on extremely personal and vulnerable events, because as he confesses, “It’s also very hard not to have feelings about everything that’s going on in the world.”
Armed with the most honest and personal songs of his career, Whibley poured everything he had into the album. Producing, engineering, and mixing the album in his home studio, he pain-stakingly crafted and fine-tuned each song, highlighted by fast and full riffs, guitar solos from lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Brownsound, harmonious chords from guitarist Tom Thacker, and the heavy, heart-thumping rhythm section of bassist/backing vocalist Cone McCaslin and drummer Frank Zummo.
Today’s announcement unleashes the highly anticipated first single and video for “Out For Blood.” It is the epitome of a Sum 41 track, featuring anthemic and echoing vocals, an insane guitar solo and never-ending energy that will captivate you from the very beginning. Fans can stream the music video for “Out For Blood” at http://sum41.com/.
Order In Decline: Track Listing
1. Turning Away 2. Out For Blood 3. The New Sensation 4. A Death In The Family 5. Heads Will Roll 6. 45 (A Matter Of Time) 7. Never There 8. Eat You Alive 9. The People Vs… 10. Catching Fire
Order In Decline is available for pre-order now at http://smarturl.it/OrderInDecline. Fans who pre-order digitally will receive an auto-grat download of “Out For Blood.”
Later this month, Sum 41 will be hitting the road and delivering an up close and personal show, through intimate club venues across the United States while on the No Personal Space Tour. The upcoming tour kicks off on April 30th in San Antonio, TX and features support from California-based Assuming We Survive. In addition to these dates, the band will perform at a number of United States Air Force Bases throughout the US.
Special VIP Packages for the No Personal Space Tour are available and include a Q&A with lead guitarist/backing vocalist Dave Brownsound and bassist Cone McCaslin. Limited tickets remain and are on sale now at http://www.sum41.com/tour.
Sum 41 will also be co-headlining the inaugural Rockstar Energy Drink DISRUPT Festival this Summer on select dates throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, head to https://rockstardisrupt.com/.
Upcoming Sum 41 North American Tour Dates
April 27 – Salt Lake City, UT – Utah State Fairpark
April 28 – Tempe, AZ – Big Surf Waterpark
April 30 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
May 1 – Dallas, TX – Cambridge Room
May 2 – Houston, TX – Bronze Peacock
May 4 – Orlando, FL – The Abby
May 5 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – The Culture Room
May 6 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
May 8 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues Parish
May 12 – Nashville, TN – Basement East
May 14 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
May 19 – Charlotte, NC – Underground
May 21 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
May 22 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
May 24 – Cleveland, OH – Phantasy
May 25 – Detroit, MI – Shelter
May 26 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
July 12 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
July 13 – Thornville, OH – Legend Valley*
July 14 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center*
July 15 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
July 17 – Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre*
July 20 – Irvine, CA – Five Point Amphitheater presented by Mercury Insurance*
July 23 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre*
July 24 – Boise, ID – Idaho Center Amphitheatre*
July 26 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre*
July 27 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion*
July 28 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater*
September 29 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival
* – Rockstar Energy Drink DISRUPT Co-Headline Festival Dates
On May 3rd, Amon Amarth will release their 11th full-length, Berserker, via Metal Blade Records (North America)/Sony Music (International)! For a preview of the album, the video for the new single, “Crack the Sky”, can be viewed at:http://www.amonamarth.com
Directed by Roboshobo, “Crack the Sky” is the second of a trilogy of music videos from Berserker (the first clip being “Raven’s Flight”) – each one increasingly epic in its scope, further immersing the viewer in the world of Amon Amarth. Much like the songs on Berserker, the videos present Amon Amarthto its fullest. The cast features Josh Barnett as “the Berserker” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josh_Barnett) and Erick Rowan as “Thor” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erick_Rowan), among others.
To pre-order Berserker, please visit amonamarth.lnk.to/berserker – where the album is available in the following formats: –digipak-CD –deluxe box set [digipak-CD, shield (~12″x12″), patch (~4″x4″) – limited to 500 copies in US] –opaque white w/ black splatter vinyl (limited to 1200 copies) –opaque white w/ silver haze vinyl (retail exclusive – limited to 1300 copies) –clear w/ red splatter vinyl (webstore exclusive – limited to 750 copies) –black w/ red haze vinyl (webstore exclusive – limited to 750 copies)
Comprising 12 monstrous heavy metal anthems that bulge with irresistible melodic hooks, bursts of thrilling savagery and moments of spine-tingling dynamic drama, Berserker is the result of the huge surge of creativity and a collective desire to keep moving forward with no compromise. From the disarming melodrama and explosive riffing of opener “Fafner’s Gold” and the brutish simplicity of the rampaging “Crack The Sky” to the epic fury of “Raven’s Flight” and the grim, gritty storytelling of “Ironside” and “Skoll and Hati”, Berserker is an album full of trademark Amon Amarth bluster and bite but with every aspect of the band’s sound somehow refined, sonically enhanced and made vastly more potent, both in terms of metal oomph and emotional power. Neatly summing up the spirit behind these exhilarating new songs is the album’s semi-title track, “The Berserker At Stamford Bridge”: a visceral but vivid historical tale, recounting the Vikings last stand against the English army in 1066 and the mind-bending heroics of one axe-wielding warrior.
Showcasing an undeniable and startling upgrade for every aspect of Amon Amarth‘s iconic sound, Berserker was recorded in Los Angeles with renowned studio guru Jay Ruston (Anthrax/Stone Sour) manning the controls. After recording several rounds of professional demos for the new songs (initially with fellow Swedish metal icon Peter Tägtgren and then later with Ruston himself) the band crossed the Atlantic to make final the recordings in LA, eager to take a fresh approach to the album-making process.
“For me, this is Amon Amarth 2.0,” vocalist Johan Hegg declares. “I think what we’ve done here is give ourselves the space to explore other parts of our musicality and who we are as a band. If you’re content with where you’re at, what’s the point of continuing? We always want to come up with new ideas and find new ways of doing things and to create bigger and better shows and really try to improve every aspect of what the band is. We want to try to keep growing and to do this for as long as we have the possibility to do so, because this is the best fucking job in the world.”
Berserker track-listing 1. Fafner’s Gold 2. Crack the Sky 3. Mjölner, Hammer of Thor 4. Shield Wall 5. Valkyria 6. Raven’s Flight 7. Ironside 8. The Berserker at Stamford Bridge 9. When Once Again We Can Set Our Sails 10. Skoll and Hati 11. Wings of Eagles 12. Into the Dark
In support of Berserker, Amon Amarth will head out on the road with Slayer, Lamb of God, and Cannibal Corpse in North America, starting May 2nd. See below for all dates!
Slayer “Leg Five: North America” tour dates w/Lamb of God, Amon Amarth, Cannibal Corpse May 2 – Ak-Chin Amphitheatre – Phoenix, AZ May 3 – Isleta Amphitheatre – Albuquerque, NM May 5 – UTEP/Don Haskins Center – El Paso, TX May 7 – Bert Ogden Arena – Edinburg, TX May 8 – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory – Dallas, TX May 10 – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL May 11 – Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL May 13 – Big Sandy Superstore Arena – Huntington, WV May 14 – Merriweasther Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD May 16 – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center – Noblesville, IN May 17 – Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre – Bonner Springs, KS May 19 – DTE Energy Music Center – Clarkston, MI May 20 – Covel Centre – Youngstown, OH May 22 – Canadian Tire Centre – Ottawa, ON May 24 – BB&T Pavilion – Camdel, NJ May 25 – Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA
This September heavy metal overlords Amon Amarth will descend from the land of ice and snow to headline a history-making charge across North America with fellow Swedish warlords and carnage is on the menu.
Berserker World Tour – Raid Of North American Dates w/Arch Enemy, At The Gates, and Grand Magus September 26 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO September 27 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater September, 28 – Vancouver, BC – PNE Forum September 30 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Convention Centre October 1 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle October 3 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex October 4 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium October 6 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater October 7 – Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theater October 9 – Toronto, ON – Rebel October 10 – Montreal, QC – M Telus October 12 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom October 15 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore October 16 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle October 18 – New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore October 19 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues October 20 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre October 23 – Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues October 25 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield October 26 – Los Angeles, CA – The Palladium
NEW ALBUM LIVING IN REVERSE AND CAREER RETROSPECTIVE CRACKOLOGY WERE RELEASED AUGUST 24, 2018
LIVING IN REVERSE CRACKED THE CHARTS WITH THEIR HIGHEST CHARTING DEBUT IN 40 YEARS
L to R: Bobby Hird, Dave DeMarco, Joey D’Amico, John Palumbo, Rick Witkowski, Glenn Workman Photo Credit: Rei Perri
Prog-rock pioneers Crack The Sky, whoRolling Stone Magazine calls “…the Best U.S. Prog Band You’ve Never Heard,” return to New York for the first time in over 20 years to play a special show at TheLoft At City Winery Saturday April 20, 2019. “For the last 20 years, our New York-area fans have had to travel south to come see us, so we are all very excited to finally bring the party to them,” said the band. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to play for them and return to New York City after all of these years. It’s long overdue!”
On January 1, 1976 Stephen Holden of Rolling Stone magazine called the debut album by Crack The Sky “…one of year’s most impressive debuts.” Now, some 40 years later, the band cracked the charts with their highest charting debut in 40 years with their new studio albumLiving In Reverse. It charted at #7 Heatseekers, #31 Independent Current Albums, and #40 Top Current Albums. The band also released Crackology, a collection of 12 career favorites. Both came out on August 24, 2018 on Loud & Proud Records.
Living In Reverse showcases 12 new genre-defying Crack tracks that Vintage Guitar calls “…heavy Beatlesque pop” including “Talk Talk” – the lyric video was included in the recent Rolling Stone feature, “RainingRain” which Billboard Magazine premiered, and “Living In Reverse” which Relix premiered. The retrospective Crackology chronicles a dozen of the best re-recorded gems as culled from the band’s rich and storied 40-year catalog. Goldmine Magazine said, “…on both albums, Crack the Sky surges with the vitality and energy of a young band, bringing so much ‘crack’ to the older songs that Crackology sounds just as fresh as Living in Reverse.” Vintage Guitar said “…Crack The Sky is rockin’ better than ever.”
Tickets for their April 20 New York show are on sale now through The Loft At City Winery here.
Crack The Sky is John Palumbo – Lead Vocals, Guitars, Keys Rick Witkowski – Guitars & Vocals Joey D’Amico – Drums & Vocals Bobby Hird – Guitars & Vocals Glenn Workman – Keyboards & Vocals Dave DeMarco – Bass & Vocals
METALACHI – the world’s first and only heavy metal mariachi band – have announced several spring tour dates, beginning May 24! The band will perform in Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arizona and New Mexico, wrapping up on June 16. Before then, the band will perform six one-off shows, the first four of which act as METALACHI‘s very in-demand “Cinco De Mayo” dates.
METALACHI was personally invited by comedian George Lopez to perform at the first show, Vee Quiva Hotel on May 2, as part of the grand opening of his Chingon Kitchen at the same location. See below for all currently confirmed dates. Visit www.metalachi.com/upcoming-events for more information and links to purchase tickets.
In a band statement, METALACHI says, “2019 is quickly shaping up to be our biggest year ever and we can’t wait to show everyone what we have in store for them this May and June.”
METALACHI Spring 2019 Dates:Cinco De Mayo one-offs:
5/2 – Phoenix, AZ @ Vee Quiva Hotel and Casino (Dos De Mayo)
5/3 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar and Grill (Tres De Mayo)
5/4 – Loveland, CO @ Thunder Mountain Amphitheater (Cuatro De Mayo)
5/5 – Suquamish, WA @ Suquamish Clearwater Casino (Cinco De Mayo)
5/17 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues Anaheim
5/19 – Oxnard, CA @ California Strawberry Festival
Full tour begins:
5/24 – Amarillo, TX @ Starlight Ranch Event Center
5/25 – Wichita, KS @ Nortons Brewing Company
5/26 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Tower Theatre
5/29 – The Colony, TX @ Lava Cantina
5/30 – Roanoke, TX @ Chop Shop Live
5/31 – New Braunfels, TX @ Billy’s Icehouse
6/1 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Brewster Street Icehouse
6/2 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
6/5 – Austin, TX @ Antone’s
6/6 – Austin, TX @ Antone’s
6/7 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
6/8 – Fort Worth, TX @ Lola’s Trailer Park and Saloon
6/9 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
6/12 – Denton, TX @ Andy’s Bar
6/13 – Lubbock, TX @ Cactus Theater
6/14 – Las Cruces, NM @ Rio Grande Theatre
6/15 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
6/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
METALACHI is touring in support of their most recent full-length album, 2018’s Tres. The album is available via all major digital platforms and www.metalachi.com, and features covers of songs originally performed by artists such as Judas Priest, Dio, Journey, Guns N’ Roses and more!
The album features METALACHI‘s popular cover of the Queenclassic, “Bohemian Rhapsody”. The music video, which features a cameo by comedian Felipe Esparza and was directed by Michael Estrella, can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/ISIlsp3LIDk
Hailing from Hollywood, CA via Juarez, Mexico, METALACHI is a musical/comedy stage show that somehow seamlessly blends the world of Spinal Tap and Cheech & Chong into an over-the-top stage spectacle. The band is comprised of a five-piece ensemble of classically trained mariachi musician siblings, that have been fused together with the power of heavy metal. Fans can expect an unlikely meshing of metal classics from artist such as Metallica, Slayer, Ozzy Osbourne and more with traditional mariachi standards from the likes of Vicente Fernandez and Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan… all played with traditional mariachi instrumentation but with a stage show that strays far from traditional!
METALACHI takes their cues from outrageous stage shows like KISS, GWAR and Rob Zombie with outrageous costumes, stage production, personas and onstage antics. The band features Vega De La Rockha on vocals, Queen Kyla Vera on violin, Kiko Cane on guitarron, Paco Halen on guitar, El Cucuy on trumpet and is managed by mysterious impresario Warren Moscow.
METALACHI has garnered worldwide acclaim for their unique brand of raucous humor and innovative musical mastery, quickly amassing a loyal and diverse fan base of music lovers in addition to gaining praise from music royalty such as Dave Lombardo (Slayer), Vinnie Paul (Pantera, Hellyeah), Eric Wilson (Sublime), M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold), Billy Idol, and Howard Stern along the way (fun fact – for the past five years, Sublime has used METALACHI‘s debut album Uno to time their set changes, blasting the entire album over the PA at their live shows).
Korn To Replace Ozzy Osbourne As Saturday Night Headliner
Rocklahoma has announced that Korn will replace Ozzy Osbourne as the Saturday, May 25 festival headliner, following last week’s news that Osbourne had to postpone allof his 2019 tour dates.
Korn has sold nearly 40 million albums, collected two Grammys, and toured the world countless times. They continue to push the limits of the alternative and metal genres, while remaining a pillar of influence for legions of fans and generations of artists around the globe.
Rocklahoma will take place on Friday, May 24, Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, 2019 at “Catch The Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma, just outside Tulsa. Now in its 13th year, America’s Biggest Memorial Day Weekend Party will feature performances from some of today’s top rock artists, including: Korn, Disturbed, Shinedown,Bush, Seether, In This Moment, Steel Panther, Jackyl, Asking Alexandria, and over 40 others, along with brand new experiences for 2019.
A limited number of weekend and single day general admission tickets are still available at https://rocklahoma.com/tickets.html. Military discount tickets are available via GovX. All VIP reserved tickets and VIP packages are SOLD OUT.
To accompany the song, the Jonas Brothers joined forces with “Sucker” director Anthony Mandler to shoot the cinematic music video. Bringing viewers right back to 1984 Miami, it channels the spirit of timeless eighties MTV in all its decadent glory. Fittingly, MTV will debut the broadcast premiere on MTV Live, mtvU and on the iconic Viacom Times Square billboards.
The arrival of “Cool” follows the extremely successful release of “Sucker,” which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is approaching 2 million in global consumption. The success also encompasses North American number ones on Apple Music, Spotify, and iTunes as well as global number ones on Apple Music, YouTube, and Twitter. “Sucker” has remained the “#1 Greatest Gainer for Top 40” radio for five consecutive weeks, recently entering the Top 10 where it continues to climb. As an international phenomenon, it achieves their highest career single chart debut in the UK, landing in the Top 10, and is currently topping airplay charts around the world.
Also in the works is the Jonas Brothers new documentary. Last month they announced a partnership with Amazon Studios, Philymack, and Federal Films—a division of Republic Records—to release the upcoming documentary about the band. It’s set to premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories.
The preeminent male group of this century, Jonas Brothers opened the floodgates for a new era of titans in pop music. They earned three consecutive number one albums and sold out shows throughout three continents. Selling over 17 million-plus albums with over 1 billion streams worldwide, they’ve achieved dozens of platinum and gold certifications. Jonas Brothers notably received a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best New Artist,” garnered “Breakthrough Artist” at the American Music Awards, won Billboard’s “Eventful Fans’” Choice Award for “Best Concert Tour of the Year,” and took home a Mexican Grammy, showcasing their international influence. The tremendous success of the band provided a launch pad for the successful and storied solo careers of Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas, and Kevin Jonas, who have kept loyal fans yearning for a reunion, until now.
*NEW ROB FLYNN-PRODUCED ALBUM, GAMECHANGER, DUE APRIL 5TH***U.S. TOUR KICKS OFF APRIL 26TH**
Metallic hardcore heavyweights SWORN ENEMY return with a vengeance on their venomous new record “Gamechanger,” due out next Friday, April 5. Produced by Robb Flynn (Machine Head) and mixed/mastered by Zack Ohren (Suffocation, Fallujah, Warbringer), the hard-knuckled album expertly fuses metal, thrash and New York hardcore.
On the heels of the well-received first single “Prepare For Payback,” which earlier this month cracked the SiriusXM Liquid Metal Devil’s Dozen request countdown, the band is proud to unveil a second new track, “Coming Undone.”
Available now for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Bandcamp and other digital platforms, the song is also being offered as an instant download with all digital pre-orders of “Gamechanger.” (Physical pre-orders on CD and limited-edition blue splatter vinyl are available at www.m-theoryaudio.com or www.swornenemy.bandcamp.com).
“It’s been a while since Sworn Enemy had a chance to film a video and we are pretty stoked the way ‘Coming Undone’ came out,” cites singer Sal Lococco. “Hope you all dig it!”
SWORN ENEMY will spend much of 2019 touring in support of “Gamechanger,” beginning with a series of record-release shows along the East Coast. From there, the band will join forces with thrash legends Sacred Reich for a number of performances across America. See below for the group’s current itinerary.
Additional dates – including the band’s first shows of the year in Europe – are in the works. SWORN ENEMY was first signed by Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta, who released the group’s first two EPs on his Stillborn Recordings label in 2001 and 2002. He also produced the band’s full-length debut, “As Real As It Gets,” memorably praised by Lambgoat as “music that inspires you to want to beat the living piss out of the next unsuspecting person who walks in the room.”
The album was released by Elektra Records in 2003, a year that saw the band deliver memorable performances on tour with Ozzfest. In the 15 years since, SWORN ENEMY released four additional albums of punishing metallic hardcore and toured with a number of notable acts, including Anthrax, Mastodon, Fear Factory, Sepultura, Suicide Silence, Dying Fetus, Earth Crisis, Madball, Biohazard and Hatebreed.
NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINING TOUR KICKS OFF APRIL 7th IN SACRAMENTO
With two weeks to go before the arrival of much-anticipated album THE GHOST OF OHIO (Lava/Republic), singer-songwriter Andy Black has released new track “The Promise” – click HERE to listen and HERE for the lyric video.
“’The Promise’ was inspired by my days spent driving from my neighborhood on the west side of Cincinnati and heading towards the city and into northern Kentucky where I spent almost all of my teenage years in bands, working on a dream,” says Black. “Every day I would use that drive as a chance to plan and think and hope and wish that one day I would be able to make music and tour the world. Over the years that dream has remained, but like all of us as we grow up, often our interests and methods change over time. This song is about trying to remain true to what you wanted the most when you had nothing and keeping that very same passion and drive close to your heart.”
“The Promise” is the third song Black’s released over the course of the past several weeks following lead single “Westwood Road” (which has amassed over 1.5 million YouTube views) and title track “The Ghost Of Ohio” and all three songs are available as instant downloads by clicking HERE to pre-order The Ghost Of Ohio ahead of its April 12th release date.
The Ghost Of Ohio sees Black re-teaming with Grammy nominated producer John Feldmann (Blink-182, Panic! at the Disco), who helmed 2016’s acclaimed debut The Shadow Side.
Black discussed the album during a recent interview with Build – click HERE to watch.
Black, who’s always had a reverence for the magical convergence of sight and sound, created the diverse album to also serve as a soundtrack for its graphic novel counterpart, marrying melancholy themes with upbeat rock and pop to tell the tale of someone who died young and whose spirit inhabits an area for a hundred years looking for ways to connect. The album’s artwork was painted by Eliran Kantor (Iced Earth, Testament).
Black will support the new album with The Ghost of North America Tour, a headlining run that will kick off April 7th at Ace of Spades in Sacramento, CA (see itinerary below).
Don’t miss your chance to experience Andy Black’s The Ghost of North America Tour.
Vinyl Pre-Order Available Now via www.lamb-of god.comCatch LAMB OF GOD on Slayer’s Final World Tour, Leg 5: North America, Beginning May 2
To commemorate the 15th anniversary of their classic album, Ashes Of The Wake, heavy rock icons LAMB OF GOD are pleased to announce that the album is set to be re-released on double-vinyl with four non-LP tracks, including the B-Side “Another Nail For Your Coffin” and three previously unreleased demos.
Ashes Of The Wake – 15th Anniversary Editiondouble-vinyl will street on May 3, 2019. Each double-vinyl will include a download card, and is manufactured on limited Green Smoke vinyl for the LAMB OF GOD store only! Additional retailers will carry standard black vinyl. A digital version will also be available on all DSP’s.
LAMB OF GOD are currently gearing up to support headlining legends Slayer on the Leg 5: North America portion of their final world tour, beginning May 2 at the Ak-Chin Amphitheatre in Phoenix, AZ. The tour will culminate at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, MA on May 25.
LAMB OF GOD, Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse will support Slayer on all Leg 5: North America dates. Tickets, LAMB OF GOD VIP Side Stage and VIP Merch upgrade packages are available now via http://lamb-of-god.com/tour.
Slayer Final World Tour – Leg 5: North America dates:
5/2 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Amphitheatre
5/3 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheatre
5/5 – El Paso, TX @ UTEP/Don Haskins Center
5/7 – Edinburg, TX @ Bert Ogden Arena
5/8 – Dallas, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
5/10 – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
5/11 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
5/13 – Huntington, WV @ Big Sandy Superstore Arena
5/14 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
5/16 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
5/17 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre
5/19 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Center
5/20 – Youngstown, OH @ Covelli Centre
5/22 – Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
5/24 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
5/25 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
LAMB OF GOD is also scheduled to perform at Domination Mexico Festival in Mexico City on May 4 and Sonic Temple Festival, taking place at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH on May 18. The band will begin a run of European festivals and headline dates on June 13.
DJ Darude may be most famous in the UK for his 1999 hit Sandstorm, which peaked at number three in the top 40; but in his
native of Finland, he has four number one hits, as well as a number one album.
And at the age of 43, he will represent Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest
with his song Look Away, performed by
Sebastian Rejman. He may only be ninth-favourite to win the contest, but what
better way to pay homage to Darude than take a look back at other famous
performers who’ve sang at the legendary contest.
1969: Lulu (United
Lulu was a popular singer during the 1960s, prior to her performance in the 1969 Eurovision Song Contest. Her song Boom-Bang-a-Bang saw her win the contest in a four-way tie and when it was released, reached the top 10 in 11 countries before more recently, going on to be the theme tune for BBC show Him & Her. However, it was after Eurovision that Lulu became a household name, where she continued to release music as well as appear in TV and film. Some of her post-Eurovision highlights include singing the theme tune for the 1974 James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun; featuring on Take That’s number one single Relight My Fire in 1993; and receiving an OBE in 2000.
1970: Julio Iglesias
Prior to performing at
the 1970 Eurovision Song Contest, Julio Iglesias was a professional footballer before
embarking on a career in music. His debut album peaked at number three; and
although he only came fourth in Eurovision, his song Gwendolyne reached number one in the Spanish chart. He has
continued to release music as recently as 2015, and still regularly performs.
With over 300 million records sold worldwide in 14 different languages, Iglesias
has released over 80 albums and even won a Grammy (Best Latin Pop Performance
in 1988). Of course, more recently, he is equally as famous for being the
father of Spanish singer/songwriter Enrique Iglesias.
1974: ABBA (Sweden)
Abba were formed in
1972 and it’s fair to say their career really took off after performing at the
1974 Eurovision Song Contest, which they won with Waterloo. It’s without a doubt that ABBA are the most-successful
act that ever appeared on Eurovision, with 500 million record sales worldwide
and despite disbanding in 1982 – before coming back together in 2018 to a
record a couple of songs – they remain one of the most popular and best-loved
bands today. Of course, we must also mention the popular 2008 film Mamma Mia! and its sequel of 2018 – with
the former winning awards for its famous soundtrack.
1988: Celine Dion
Another performer to
really hit the bigtime after appearing on the Eurovision Song Contest, Celine
Dion went on to become the best-selling Canadian artist of all-time. She
reigned supreme in the ‘90s with five number one albums and five number one
singles (in Canada) – and is still performing and touring today. She’s also won
a Brit Award, a handful of Grammys, scooped up at two VH1 ceremonies and received
the Order of Canada in 1998 and 2008. Celine’s performance at the Eurovision
Song Contest saw her sing in French, with Ne
parlez pas sans moi, but she went on to learn English before releasing her
debut Anglophone album in 1990.
2003: t.A.t.u (Russia)
The controversial duo from Russia were famous prior to their 2003 Eurovision Song Contest performance, largely courtesy of their hit single All the Things She Said. Known for catchy melodies and lyrics containing subliminal references (mainly with regards to sexuality), the pair came third with their Russian song Ne Ver’, Ne Boysia. They continued to release music in the noughties, before splitting in 2011. However, they got back together to perform at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, before disbanding again permanently to concentrate on solo careers and their personal lives. Russia are the favourites to win this year’s contest and you can find all the odds on Betfair Eurovision.
2013: Cascada (Germany)
German Eurodance act
Cascada are famous all over the world, notably for their catchy noughties tunes
Everytime We Touch, What Hurts the Most and Evacuate the Dancefloor. Fronted by
singer Natalie Horler, Cascada performed at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest
and came a disappointing 21st with only 18 points. Post-Eurovision,
Cascada continued touring and releasing singles – and most recently a new remix
of Everytime We Touch was released.
Natalie has appeared as a judge on the German edition of Pop Idol, while DJs
Manian and Yanou had little success post-Eurovision.
FeaturingThe Used, Thrice,Circa Survive, Sum 41,The Story So Far, Atreyu,Sleeping With Sirens, Meg & Dia and more, in select cities Tickets On Sale Starting This Friday, March 29that 10am Local Time
Featuring some of the biggest bands in rock as well as the genre’s rising stars, The Rockstar Energy Drink DISRUPT Festival is a brand-new music experience making its debut across North America this summer. The touring festival will feature unique line-ups in each city, with performances varying from artists including The Used, Thrice, Circa Survive, Sum 41, The Story So Far, Atreyu, Sleeping With Sirens, Andy Black, Four Year Strong, Memphis May Fire, Trophy Eyes, Meg & Dia, Juliet Simms and Hyro The Hero. Please visit rockstardisrupt.com for full line-up details by city. The 25-city rock roadshow of the summer will kick off June 21st in Dallas, TX at the Dos Equis Pavilion and make stops in Austin, Atlanta, Toronto, Denver and more, before wrapping July 28th in Albuquerque, NM at the Isleta Amphitheater.
Fans will be immersed into a full-day interactive experience where they will not only be able to see some of their favorite bands live, but will also be exposed to the latest in lifestyle brands and pop-up activations. The entire festival will take place across two incredible stages, allowing fans to experience all of their must-see artists in one rock-filled day. Fans who bring any empty 16 ounce can of Rockstar Energy Drink to recycle at the main gate will have the opportunity to skip the line and be entered to win a signed festival guitar and exclusive meet & greet with festival headliners.
Tickets for DISRUPT will go on sale beginning this Friday, March 29th at 10am local time. A full list of dates and ticket links can be found at rockstardisrupt.com. Citi is the official presale credit card for the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, March 26th at 12pm local time until Thursday, March 28th at 10pm local time through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
Rockstar Energy Drink DISRUPT Festival Dates
June 21 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
June 22 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
June 23 – The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
June 25 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre at S. Florida Fairground
June 26 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
June 28 – Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amphitheare at Lakewood
June 29 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
July 2 – Syracuse, NY @ St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
July 3 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
July 5 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
July 6 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 7 – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
July 9 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
July 10 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 12 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 13 – Thornville, OH @ Legend Valley
July 14 – Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
July 15 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 17 – Denver, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre*
July 20 – Irvine, CA @ Five Point Amphitheater presented by Mercury Insurance
July 23 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
July 24 – Boise, ID @ Ford Idaho Center Amphitheatre
July 26 – Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 27 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
July 28 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
*not a Live Nation date DISRUPT is presented by Live Nation and Synergy Global Entertainment, Inc. (SGE).
DEATH ANGEL TO RELEASE 9TH ALBUM, ‘HUMANICIDE,’ ON MAY 31ST*PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM & STREAM THE TITLE TRACK NOW!*
Bay Area thrash metal legends DEATH ANGEL will release their long-awaited 9th full-length album, Humanicide, on May 31st with Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has unveiled the artwork, tracklisting and the record’s first new single, the title track, via visualizer. The new record will be preceded by DEATH ANGEL’s U.S. tour withOVERKILL and ACT OF DEFIANCE.
With their forthcoming album Humanicide, DEATH ANGEL has maintained their throne in the universe of Thrash while still managing to remain progressive in their style. They apply a wide variety of different elements to their music, always pushing to add newness to their sound. This time around they’ve included everything from acoustic bits, to guest musicians, to even (for the first time) the notes of a piano. All 10 songs flow seamlessly yet each leaves its own distinct impression.
The first single and title track “Humanicide” triumphantly represents the entirety of the album, immediately energizing the listener. Osegueda remarks:
“I wanted to write something that metal fans could really grasp onto. Something dark and intense, that still makes sense. Right now I think it’s so apparent that the earth is in a sickened state.” “When I wrote the music for our song “Humanicide,” I was shooting for an album opener that would have all the elements of an epic thrash opus. This meant a classic metal style intro leading into a ferocious “Bay Area Thrash Riff-o-Rama” complete with a crazy middle build up section to ramp up the circle pit until it’s all whipped up into a frenzy by the time the frenetic guitar solo hits, then concluding with a maniacal musical section leading into the outro. All it needed was the lyrics and vocal delivery to match the intensity and Mark went above and beyond the call of duty! Some of his best work in my opinion. One of my favorite DA songs for sure, it feels like the follow up to our song “Thrown to the Wolves”. Can’t wait to play it live!” – Rob Cavestany
For the 4th album cycle in a row, DEATH ANGEL returned to their producer and friend Jason Suecof (DEICIDE, TRIVIUM) of Audiohammer studios for the recording and mixing, along with the mastering of the legendary Ted Jensen (SLIPKNOT, PANTERA) of Sterling Sound who added the final touches and brought it all to life, with artist Brent Elliott White (LAMB OF GOD, MEGADETH) providing the ominous cover artwork.
“I’m ecstatic to present Death Angel’s 9th studio album, Humanicide. This collection of songs represents the band in its current state – united, vital, intense and (still) hungry like the wolf! I wanted this record to be quite diverse stylistically while obviously keeping with the parameters of metal. DA has been known to push the envelope and we absolutely did this time. So many emotions expressed through our music, very much looking forward to adding these songs into our live set list. As I savor this rare feeling of satisfaction, we proudly unleash this beast upon thee!” – Rob Cavestany
New Art Book Featuring Amorphis, Metallica, Slayer, Black Sabbath, Behemoth, Judas Priest, Opeth, Obituary, And More
Veteran metal/rock journalist, Ramón “Oscuro” Martos, has finally published his eagerly awaited metal art book, …AND JUSTICE FOR ART: STORIES ABOUT HEAVY METAL ALBUM COVERS – VOLUME 2. This one-of-a-kind collection of graphics and stories reveals all the particulars behind the making of now-legendary album art including Slayer’s Hell Awaits, Judas Priest’s Screaming For Vengeance, Morbid Angel’s Altars Of Madness, Metallica’s Death Magnetic, Black Sabbath’s Heaven And Hell, Queensrÿche’s Operation: Mindcrime, Emperor’s In The Nightside Eclipse, Death’s The Sound Of Perseverance, Type Of Negative’s Bloody Kisses, Carcass’ Surgical Steel, Amorphis’ Tales From The Thousand Lakes, Soulfly’s Archangel, Behemoth’s The Satanist, Opeth’s Sorceress, and many others.
The stories behind these iconic works are told through more than one-hundred exclusive interviews with metal icons like Max Cavalera (Soulfly), Jeff Walker (Carcass), Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer), K.K. Downing (ex-Judas Priest), Satyr (Satyricon), David Vincent (ex-Morbid Angel), Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian), Luc Lemay (Gorguts), Ihsahn (Emperor), Paul Mazurkiewicz (Cannibal Corpse), Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed), and so many more. Additionally, the collection features insightful interviews with legendary illustrators such as Eliran Kantor, Dan Seagrave, Travis Smith, Valnoir, and Costin Chioreanu, who also designed the book’s stunning front cover.
“This new book features 252 color pages and more than 400 images. It provides firsthand information about hundreds of graphics, which are presented in extremely high quality,” Ramon Oscuro comments. “Although this is a direct continuation of the first volume published in 2015, it’s also a true standalone book. Readers will be able to discover images and stories that haven’t been published until now. This volume is the product of three years of intense work and insightful research. Working on it was an amazing experience.”
Several musicians have expressed their enthusiasm for the …AND JUSTICE FOR ART book series. Soulfly’s Max Cavalera — who penned the new book’s foreword — has thanked the author, “for helping to keep alive the ritual of the album cover.” Vltimas/ex-Morbid Angel frontman, David Vincent crowned …AND JUSTICE FOR ART, “a historical document about the importance of metal album covers.” Cattle Decapitation vocalist Travis Ryan proclaims, “this is exactly what the music world needs to remind us how important album covers have been to all of us that grew up surrounding ourselves with physical media.”
…AND JUSTICE FOR ART – VOLUME 2 was funded through a successful crowdfunding campaign launched by Oscuro via Indiegogo. The current edition is limited to 300 copies and is exclusively available at THIS LOCATION. Each copy is personally signed by the author.View the book’s teaser video at THIS LOCATION.