Limited Anniversary Editions of 1995 Debut Album Out December 4th: Deluxe Digipak CD, Splattered Vinyl 2LP and HD Digital
It was 25 years ago to the day, 25 September 1995, that Rammstein emerged from Berlin with its debut album, Herzeleid.
To celebrate this first indelible impact on global hard rock history, Rammstein and Vertigo/UMe will release limited, remastered editions of the band’s groundbreaking debut on December 4th 2020.
Herzeleid (XXV Anniversary Edition – Remastered) will feature the album’s original tracklist on a single CD, housed in a lavish, cross-shaped digipak with deluxe slipcase, and, for the first time ever, the remastered album with HD sound will be available digitally.
In addition, there will be a 2LP version with a slipcase containing two 180 gram heavyweight black vinyl discs with blue splatter effect. The creator of the original artwork, Dirk Rudolph, is also responsible for the Anniversary Edition packaging. The booklets also contain the original band portraits shot by Praler. Both the CD and vinyl editions are strictly limited.
Performing Their Brand New Album and Ashes of the Wake In Full
Ticketed Livestreams Scheduled for September 18 and September 25
Pre-show to Feature Band Interviews and Performances from WHITECHAPEL, BLEED FROM WITHIN
Latest Album, Lamb of God, Available Now
Miss the ferocity, groove and aggression of the one-and-only LAMB OF GOD live? Well, the wait is over.
The mighty LAMB OF GOD will offer fans first-time-ever live performances of the band’s critically acclaimed new album, Lamb of God, and the landmark 2004 album Ashes of the Wake, both performed live in their entirety in the band’s hometown of Richmond, VA. As standalone ticketed events, these performances will be LAMB OF GOD‘s only chance to perform these songs for fans this year – and the band are ready to deliver to the highest degree.
The first stream, scheduled for Friday, September 18, will see the band perform songs from their latest self-titled album, released June 19 via Epic Records, live for the very first time. For the second stream, on Friday, September 25, the band will perform the ground-breaking RIAA certified Gold album, Ashes of the Wake, in its entirety for the first time ever. Both sets will feature encores, including fan favorites as well as songs that haven’t been performed in years.
The streams are scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. EDT/2 p.m. PDT on their respective days. Livestream tickets will be $15 per show or, for a limited time, $20 for both shows and are on-sale now at http://watch.lamb-of-god.com. Streams will be available to watch video-on-demand through 11:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday for fans who purchase a ticket. Additionally, the band will be offering ticket and limited-edition merch bundles plus an exclusive merchandise store available only to ticket holders during the stream.
A pre-show is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. EDT/1 p.m. PDT before each stream, hosted by Jose Mangin, featuring exclusive interviews with members of the band and opening sets from Bleed From Within (September 18) and Whitechapel (September 25). Bleed from Within will be airing a brand new full production 30 minute set and Whitechapel will air their memorable 2014 hometown performance from Knoxville, TN.
LAMB OF GOD propelled heavy metal into the new millennium two decades ago with the prophetically titled New American Gospel. They followed with 2003’s As the Palaces Burn, which made the Rolling Stone list of the Top 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time. Ashes of the Wake (2004) was the first LAMB OF GOD album to be certified gold by the RIAA, followed by Sacrament (2006), which debuted in Billboard’s Top 10. Wrath (2009) earned the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hard Rock, Rock, and Tastemaker charts and was No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Those No. 1 positions were repeated with Resolution (2012). VII: Sturm und Drang (2015) debuted at No. 3 in North America and in the Top 5 in several countries. The single “512” from VII: Sturm und Drang received a Grammy nod for the “Best Metal Performance,” making it LAMB OF GOD’s fifth Grammy nomination.
A true collaboration between all members of the band, LAMB OF GOD’s eighth studio album is an amalgam of each individual’s contributions, blended to create a singular style. Guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler fuel the album with a mountain of riffs, taking what Lamb of God are known for, and unbelievably, upping the ante to new levels. The rhythm section of John Campbell, looming large as a rhythmic shadow, and drummer Art Cruz, who makes his studio debut with LAMB OF GOD here on this record, underpin the proceedings with passion, sweat and expansive dynamics. Vocalist D. Randall Blythe is as angry, insightful, and informed as ever. Never one to shrink from facing the darker aspects of our nature head-on, Blythe delivers with no punches pulled, and as only he and Lamb of God can in 2020.
LAMB OF GOD‘s co-headline tour with Megadeth plus special guests Trivium and In Flames has been postponed to 2021. For new dates and tickets visit: http://metaltouroftheyear.com
Punk legends, The Distillers are thrilled to announce the 20th anniversary reissue of their self-titled debut album. The newly remastered record will be released October 30 digitally and on vinyl. The exclusive vinyl will be limited to 2000 pieces in opaque sunburst, 1,550 pieces in clear with green/purple/black smoke, and 500 pieces exclusive to Zia in summer sky wave. All variations are available for pre-order now, here.
“This record is kind of the equivalent of someone reading my teenage diary, except worse,” explains vocalist and guitarist Brody Dalle. “Figuring out who I was as a songwriter, but with everyone watching and listening! All of my contemporary (at the time) influences for everyone to hear. The write up in the ‘Village Voice’ changed my life and I am forever grateful for it. If I hadn’t read such a scathing, hilarious and on point review (even though it stung really bad) I wouldn’t be the lyric writer I am today. Kim’s BADASS bass playing is still a highlight for me, and thanks to Matt Young as well for his enthusiasm and cool fast AF skin beats. The feedback at the end of blackest years I did by total accident…. I love this record so much, warts and all.”
The Distillers Track listing 1. Oh Serena 2. Idoless 3. The World Comes Tumblin’ 4. L.A. Girl 5. Distilla Truant 6. Ask The Angels 7. Oldscratch 8. Girlfixer 9. Open Sky 10. Red Carpet And Rebellion 11. Colossus U.S.A. 12. Blackheart 13. Gypsy Rose Lee 14. The Blackest Years
ABOUT THE DISTILLERS To call The Distillers simply a punk band doesn’t do justice to either the band or the word “punk”. Guitarist, lyricist, and vocalist Brody Dalle uses her medium as a platform for a higher plane of visceral lyricism and independence. Few modern day punk icons have not only embodied the genre so truthfully but also transformed the depth of what it can mean so thoroughly. Originally formed in 1998 in Los Angeles, the energetic band, with Dalle at the helm, released a string of damaged and powerful albums, EPs and singles with California punk labels Epitaph and Hellcat, then released their third masterpiece of an album, Coral Fang, on Sire before going on an untimely hiatus and ultimately splitting in 2006. After breaking a 12-year silence on social media late last year, The Distillers returned, and In September 2018, the punk gods released their first singles in 15 years, “Man vs. Magnet” and “Blood in Gutters.” The band are currently in the studio working on the follow up to Coral Fang with more to come throughout 2020.
THE REIMAGINED VERSION OF THE BAND’S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED 2019 RELEASE HELLO EXILE WILL BE RELEASED DIGITALLY SEPTEMBER 25 AND ON VINYL NOVEMBER 13
Philadelphia-based punk band, The Menzingers will release From Exile, a reimagined stripped down version of their 2019 release Hello Exile. From Exile was recorded from the band’s respective homes while in isolation during COVID-19 stay at home orders. The album will be released digitally on September 25 and on vinyl November 13. Fans can pre-order the vinyl now via the band’s webstore, here.
Today, the band share “Strawberry Mansion” and “High School Friend” from the forthcoming release.
The Menzingers were on tour in Australia when the world seemed to abruptly stop due to COVID-19, forcing the band to cut their tour short and make their way back to Philadelphia. “The live music industry vanished before our eyes, and just like that we were out of work like tens of millions of others,” notes singer/guitarists Greg Barnett. “As the weeks progressed the upcoming tours got rescheduled, then rescheduled again, then effectively cancelled. There were times when it all felt fatal. There’s no guide book on how to navigate being a working musician during a global pandemic, so we were left to make it up as we went along. We wanted to document and create in the moment, and though we couldn’t be in the same room together due to social distancing lockdowns, we got creative.”
Over the next few months, the band would re-record Hello Exile from their separate locations. “We would track the songs from our own home studios, share the files via dropbox, and pray it all made sense when pieced back together. Initially, we planned for the album to be similar to our acoustic demo collection ‘On The Possible Past,’ but we quickly found out that this batch of songs benefited from more detailed arrangements,” adds Barnett. “We rewrote, and changed keys and melodies. We blended analog and digital instruments in ways we never had before. We dug through old lyric notebooks and added additional verses. We got our dear friend Kayleigh Goldsworthy to play violin on two songs. No idea was off limits. Hell, I even convinced the band to let me play harmonica on a song (no small feat!). The recording process ran from mid-March till June, and upon completion we sent it over to our dear friend and close collaborator Will Yip to mix and master.”
From Exile Track Listing 1. America (You’re Freaking Me Out) (From Exile) 2. Anna (From Exile) 3. High School Friend (From Exile) 4. Last To Know (From Exile) 5. Strangers Forever (From Exile) 6. Hello Exile (From Exile) 7. Portland (From Exile) 8. Strain Your Memory (From Exile) 9. I Can’t Stop Drinking (From Exile) 10. Strawberry Mansion (From Exile) 11. London Drugs (From Exile) 12. Farewell Youth (From Exile)
Since forming as teenagers in 2006, The Menzingers have shown their strength as rough-and-tumble storytellers, turning out songs equally rooted in frenetic energy and lifelike detail. To date, the band has released six studio albums, with their most recent, Hello Exile, released October 2019. Produced by Will Yip (Mannequin Pussy, Quicksand), Hello Exilesees The Menzingers take their lyrical narrative to a whole new level and share their reflections on moments from the past and present: high-school hellraising, troubled relationships, aging and alcohol and political ennui. With the band achieving that soul-baring intimacy all throughout the album, Hello Exile emerges as The Menzingers’ most emotionally daring work to date with Fader calling the album “The Menzingers’ greatest statement on adulthood to date.”
The Menzingers is singer/guitarists Greg Barnett and Tom May, bassist Eric Keen, and drummer Joe Godino.
On the heels of the current single “The Day I Tried To Live” moving up the radio charts, heavy metal legends Sevendust are announcing their 13th studio album Blood & Stone. The new album is scheduled for release on October 23rd via Rise Records (the second for the band on the label). The latest release also marks a return for the band with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette, known for his work with Alter Bridge; Tremonti; Slash; and others. Blood & Stone is available for pre-order in various configurations at https://RiseRecords.lnk.to/BloodAndStone.
From the pulsating intro of album opener “Dying To Live” to the now popular album closer “The Day I Tried To Live,” Sevendust continue to push the sound they have made their own for more than 25 years. Tracks like “Love,” “Blood From A Stone,” “Kill Me” and “Against The World” showcases why the band has been adored by fans and critics alike. Lajon Witherspoon, Clint Lowery, John Connolly, Vince Hornsby and Morgan Rose have raised the bar with Blood & Stone. The new music fits perfectly alongside with the bands most seminal tracks that have become the cornerstone of the band’s live performances.
The track listing for Blood & Stone is: 1) Dying To Live 2) Love 3) Blood From A Stone 4) Feel Like Going On 5) What You’ve Become 6) Kill Me 7) Nothing Left To See Here Anymore 8) Desperation 9) Criminal 10) Against The World 11) Alone 12) Wish You Well 13) The Day I Tried To Live
Recently, Sevendust impacted rock radio and unveiled a lyric video for their cover of the Soundgarden classic “The Day I Tried To Live.” The song is currently moving up the charts and the reaction to the track has been overwhelmingly favorable to the unique interpretation the band put on the classic track. The lyric video for the song was created by Wayne Joyner (known for his work with Dream Theater). It features a lone figure walking down a road thinking about his life with clips of the band woven throughout.
In 1994, Sevendust first forged a familial tie amongst each other that translated into one of the most diehard audiences in the game. To this day, the connection between fans and the GRAMMY® Award-nominated gold-certified hard rock outfit only grows stronger. A trifecta of now-classic gold albums—Sevendust , Home , and Animosity — ignited their journey.
Known as an equally intense and unforgettable live force, they’ve consistently packed houses around the world and decimated stages everywhere from Rock on the Range and Woodstock to OZZfest and Shiprocked! 2015’s Kill The Flaw represented a high watermark. Bowing at #13 on the Billboard Top 200, it scored their highest debut on the respective chart since 2010 and marked their fifth consecutive Top 10 on the Top Rock Albums Chart and third straight Top 3 on the Hard Rock Albums Chart. Most impressively, the lead single “Thank You” garnered a nomination in the category of “Best Metal Performance” at the 2016 GRAMMY® Awards, a career first. All I See Is War continued the band’s success debuting at #28 on the Billboard 200 and has become a favorite among critics and fans alike thanks to singles like “Dirty,” “Medicated” and “Risen.”
Following up the “Quarantine Sucks, Let’s Party” digital tour, ANTI-FLAG will stream their Vainstream 2016 set and chat live with fans on Saturday, August 8, at 3pm PT/6pm ET/11pm BST. The stream will premiere a brand new mix and edit of the set filmed in Münster, Germany.
“We honestly had such a fantastic time reconnecting with everyone during the ‘Quarantine Sucks, Let’s Party! Virtual Tour’’that we jumped at this opportunity to do something similar again,” the band says. “For the first time ever, our Vainstream 2016 set will be streaming via Veeps.com. We will be hanging out in the chat and greatly look forward to the camaraderie, empathy, and kindness we all gain from punk rock and the scene around it. See you in the virtual pit!”
Livestream tickets are available here, with “pay what you want” options ranging from $10 to $50.
$20+ will receive a free poster signed by the band.
For additional info on Vainstream RockFest, go here.
Oh, July. Normally you would have Super7 gearing up for a week of hanging out with our fans and friends and launching exciting new exclusives in San Diego. But as 2020 continues to remind us, this is no normal year—and we’re all stuck at home, wondering how to survive one of our favorite months without our favorite get-together.
And then we wondered: what if we could still make it happen?
Introducing the Super7 Spectacular Stay-at-home-ic-con Special! Four days of fun, with daily videos from Super7—including exclusive toy releases, product reviews, guest appearances, daily giveaways, and more. Join our fearless host Brian Flynn as he brings that summer excitement through the silver (or space gray, or rose gold) screen.
Tune in for a new video—and loads of exclusives and debuts—every day from July 22-23 at 9am PST on Instagram (@super7) and YouTube (youtube.com/Super7Official).
Day 1 – Turtle Power – Super7 will be kicking off Stay-at-home-ic-con with our favorite mutant reptiles. Catch the exclusive releases and special guest, Super7 designer and member of the Foot Clan, Diego Estolano.
Day 2 – Unexpected & Awesome – For Day 2, we’re back with some unexpected awesomeness, featuring Super7 designer and resident Peanuts expert, Nomi Kane.
Day 3 – Monster Mix – The special continues with a third day of summer fun. This time around – it’s all about Monsters. Tune in for exclusive drops and visits from Josh Herbolsheimer and Kyle Wlodyga from Super7.
Day 4 – Designer Delights – Rounding off our four day adventure with Designer Delights featuring guest appearances by not one, but two of the best independent toy designers out there: Pete “Bootleg” Goral of Killer Bootlegs and David Healy from Healey Made.
Super7 is delighted to bring a little excitement to our fans and the toy community all over the world in these trying times. We hope the Stay-at-home-ic-con gives everyone a taste of normality with a twist of something new. See you all there!
ANTI-FLAG have announced their “Quarantine Sucks, Let’s Party” digital tour. The band will stream sets from festivals at which it has performed and chat live with fans.
Below is the band’s statement about the interactive online tour.
“At times of societal unrest, Anti-Flag have always looked to the punk rock community and work of our shows for solace. Because we can’t tour right now, we wanted to find a way to stay connected and share our collective stories. These shows travel across the globe, and throughout years. We look forward to watching them with you, and regaining the energy we get from the show to have the strength and optimism to keep fighting for a better, more just world!”
Fans can re-live classic sets alongside the band, as the members will be chatting live during the streams every day at 6pm ET (3pm PT/11pm BST/12am CEST) from this Friday, June 26 until Tuesday, June 30 at veeps.com.
Those who purchase the “All Access Package” will receive a BONUS stream on 7/1. It features the Live at Red Rocks 2018 show, a limited edition ‘Quarantine Sucks, Let’s Party’ t-shirt, and a tour laminate.
Chicago bred trio The Lawrence Arms will release Skeleton Coast, their first album in six years, on July 17. The band offers fans a glimpse at the record with the release of the first single from the new record, “PTA.”
Skeleton Coast was recorded 30 miles east of El Paso, TX at Sonic Ranch Studios with longtime producer Matt Allison. It was kind of like album camp in the sense that we were in this very remote setting for two weeks and really focusing on making the record. That was a very different experience for us because we’ve always made our records in Chicago which is home and all the things about home are in the way,” says vocalist and guitarist Chris McCaughan.
The album contains the elements of the band’s sound that fans have come to love for the past two decades but recontextualizes them in a way that somehow sounds perfectly aligned with this strange time in our collective history. Although it was written and recorded before the Coronavirus upended the world, the band’s seventh studio album sounds eerily prescient as it imagines an apocalyptic future where coyotes croon and wolf packs roam free. “For a band who has been around as long as us, this is about as urgent of a record as we could make,”vocalist and bassist Brendan Kelly explains. “It may be kind of dark but it’s really about searching for light in the darkness and finding it, as small as those moments may seem. That’s sort of where we’re at: Collecting the scraps of things that could make for a bearable existence in dark times.”
SKELETON COAST TRACK LISTING 1. Quiet Storm 2. PTA 3. Belly Of The Whale 4. Dead Man’s Coat 5. Pigeons and Spies 6. Last Last Words 7. Demon 8. Ghostwriter 9. How To Rot 10. Under Paris 11. Goblin Fox Hunt 12. Lose Control 13. Don’t Look At Me 14. Coyote Crown
The Lawrence Arms have never had any agenda apart from just having fun and making good music. Since forming in Chicago in 1999—the trio of bassist/vocalist Brendan Kelly, guitarist/vocalist Chris McCaughan and drummer Neil Hennessy—have made albums that continually challenge the boundaries of their sound. In the process they’ve carved out a distinctive identity in the punk community that’s simultaneously gritty, beautiful, melodic and mutinous.
Multi-platinum Danish rock band Volbeat revive their long-running “Official Bootleg” series with the release of a live video of “Leviathan,” the latest single off their 7th studio album, Rewind, Replay, Rebound (Republic Records). The live video of the song, recorded last year at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany, was edited and directed by Brittany Bowman and Shelby Cude with audio mixed by Jacob Hansen. Watch the live video of “Leviathan” here, and previous “Official Bootlegs” here.
VOLBEAT emerged from Copenhagen in 2001. Since then, they’ve tirelessly clawed their way to hard rock’s upper echelon with endless touring, including opening for Metallica, Motorhead and Slipknot, and a string of seven beloved full-length albums. Their 2010 album Beyond Hell/Above Heaven, which features hit singles “A Warrior’s Call” and “Heaven Nor Hell,” has received RIAA Gold Certification. 2013’s Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies, which includes the Grammy nominated “Room 24,” bowed at #9 on the Billboard Top 200 upon release, marking the highest U.S. chart entry for a Danish act since 1997. A distinction that Volbeat topped in 2016 when Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie debuted at #4. The band also released Let’s Boogie! Live At Telia Parken, a concert film and album documenting their landmark 2017 Copenhagen show in front of 48,250 fans, the largest show a Danish band has ever performed in Denmark.
New COLD Album, The Things We Can’t Stop, Out Now | Order HERE
Alt-rock trailblazers COLD have announced that they will hit the road on “A Different Kind of Tour” this spring, presenting themselves in an all new, intimate element that recent followers and long-time fans alike cannot miss! Each show will feature a very special full-length stripped down set of new songs and fan favorites – from “Stupid Girl” to “Shine”.
The run will begin on April 2 in Laconia, NH and wrap on May 30 in Flint, MI. A complete list of dates can be found below, and for more information, visit www.coldarmy.com. Tickets for all shows go on sale this Thursday, March 5.
COLD’s “A Different Kind of Tour” Dates: 4/2: Laconia, NH @ Granite St Music Hall 4/3: Albany, NY @ Hollows 4/4: Norwalk, CT @ Wall Street Theater 4/5: Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall 4/9: Ft. Meyers, FL @ Buddha Rock Club 4/10: Destin, FL @ Destin Rocks 4/12: Greer, SC @ The Spinning Jenny 4/14: Charlotte, NC @ Underground 4/15: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Purgatory) 4/17: Louisville, KY @ Diamond Pub Concert Hall 4/18: Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolf Auditorium 4/19: Easton, PA @ One Center Square 4/23: Boston, MA @ City Winery 4/24: Harrisburg, PA @ Midtown Arts Center 4/25: Hopewell, VA @ Beacon Theatre 4/26: Teaneck, NJ @ Debonair Music Hall 4/29: Lakewood, OH @ The Winchester 4/30: Pittsburgh, PA @ Crafthouse 5/1: Harrison, OH @ Blue Note 5/2: Lombard, IL @ Brauer House 5/4: Milwaukee, WI @ Shank 5/6: Minneapolis, MN @ Turf 5/7: Des Moines, IA @ Lefty’s 5/8: Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium 5/9: Denver, CO @ Marquis 5/13: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar 5/15: Austin, TX @ Come and Take it Live 5/20: Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock 5/22: Amarillo, TX @ Hoots 5/23: Dallas, TX @ Trees 5/24: San Antonio, TX @ Rock Box 5/27: St. Louis, MO @ Red Flag 5/28: Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theatre 5/29: Indianapolis, IN @ HiFi 5/30: Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
COLD experienced a transcendent 2019 – peaking with the successful release of their Billboard-charting Napalm Records debut, The Things We Can’t Stop, subsequent singles “Shine”, “Without You”, “The Devil We Know” and “Run”, and a North American tour boasting several sold out shows. Now, COLD have their sights set on a bright 2020.
Stay tuned for more news in the world of COLD, coming soon!
About COLD Discography: At the turn of the century, COLD unveiled the seminal 13 Ways To Bleed On Stage, which went Gold and yielded hits such as “Just Got Wicked”, “No One”, and “End of the World”. Their 2003 follow-up, Year of the Spider, marked their highest chart position, bowing at #3 on the Billboard Top 200, receiving a Gold certification, and spawning the smash “Stupid Girl” accompanied by Rivers Cuomo of Weezer. 2005’s A Different Kind of Pain illuminated melodic strides to the tune of 37,000-plus copies sold first-week and a Top 30 debut. Meanwhile, 2011’s Superfiction continued this streak, crashing the Top 10 of the Top Rock Albums Chart upon arrival and extending a growing legacy.
One of heavy metal’s all-time greats, Judas Priest will be celebrating their 50th anniversary this year with a world tour coming to the US in the fall. The 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour will also feature Sabaton as openers and is being fueled by the highest charting album of Priest’s career ‘Firepower’ which peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200.
“Judas Priest are primed and ready to deliver the goods with our 50 Heavy Metal Years anniversary celebration stage show spectacular! Performing a blistering cross section of songs from our lives in metal – we can’t wait to raise horns with you again at this once in a metal lifetime event!” – Judas Priest
Judas Priest originally formed in 1970 in Birmingham, England (an area that many feel birthed heavy metal). The original nucleus of musicians – Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, KK Downing & Ian Hill (along with several different drummers over the years) would go on to change the face of heavy metal. Throughout the 70’s Priest were responsible for helping trail blaze metal with such classic offerings as ‘Sad Wings of Destiny’ (1976) ‘Sin After Sin’ (1977) and ‘Hell Bent for Leather’ (1978) as well as one of the genre’s top live recordings ‘Unleashed in the East’ (1979) among others.
But it was during the 80’s that Priest conquered the world, becoming a global arena headliner on the strength of such all-time classics as ‘British Steel’ (1980) and ‘Screaming for Vengeance’ (1982), as well as being one of the first metal bands to be embraced by the then-burgeoning MTV, plus performing at some of the decades biggest concerts (1980’s Monsters of Rock, 1983’s US Festival, and 1985’s Live Aid) and being the first to exclusively wear leather and studs – a look that began during this era and would eventually be embraced by metal heads throughout the world. Priest’s success continued throughout the 90’s and beyond with the addition of drummer Scott Travis, as evidenced by such additional stellar offerings as ‘Painkiller’ (1990) ‘Angel of Retribution’ (2005) and ‘A Touch of Evil: Live’ (2009) the latter of which saw Priest win a Grammy Award for a killer rendition of the classic ‘Dissident Aggressor’
In 2011 new guitarist Richie Faulkner came in to replace the previous guitarist who had left in 2010 – the move seemed to have reinvigorated the band, as evidenced by a show-stealing performance on the ‘American Idol’ TV program that also served as Faulkner’s debut performance with the band (also in 2011 was the release of a new compilation ‘The Chosen Few’ which included Priest classics selected by some of metal’s biggest names) and the ‘Epitaph’ concert DVD in 2013.
Priest’s next studio effort would arrive in 2014 ‘Redeemer of Souls’ which was supported by another strong tour.
In 2017 (and again in 2019) Judas Priest received a nomination for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and got ready to unleash their latest studio album ‘Firepower’ (produced by Andy Sneap and Tom Allom) which received global success and critical acclaim.
Few rock or metal acts remain as much of a must-see live attraction as Judas Priest. And the forthcoming 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour will undoubtedly drive this point home.
CONFIRMED TOUR DATES:
9/9/2020 in Oxon Hill, MD at MGM National Harbor 9/11/2020 in Uniondale, NY at Nassau Coliseum 9/12/2020 in Ledyard, CT at Foxwoods Casino Arena 9/14/2020 in Philadelphia, PA at The Mann Center 9/15/2020 in Newark, NJ at Prudential Center 9/17/2020 in Charlotte, NC at PNC Music Pavilion 9/18/2020 in Orlando, FL at Central Florida Fair – Rebel Rock Fest 9/21/2020 in Grand Rapids, MI at Van Andel Arena 9/23/2020 in Detroit, MI at Fox Theatre 9/24/2020 in Youngstown, OH at Covelli Centre 9/26/2020 in Chicago, IL at Rosemont Theatre 9/27/2020 in Minneapolis, MN at The Armory 9/29/2020 in Milwaukee, WI at Miller High Life Theatre 9/30/2020 in St. Louis, MO at Saint Louis Music Park 10/2/2020 in Oklahoma City, OK at The Zoo Amphitheatre 10/3/2020 in Dallas, TX at Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory 10/5/2020 in Austin, TX at HEB Center 10/6/2020 in San Antonio, TX at Freeman Coliseum 10/8/2020 in Albuquerque, NM at Sandia Resort and Casino 10/9/2020 in Denver, CO at The Mission Ballroom 10/11/2020 in Salt Lake City, UT at Vivint Smart Home Arena 10/13/2020 in Phoenix, AZ at Arizona Federal Theatre 10/15/2020 in Los Angeles, CA at Microsoft Theater 10/17/2020 in Las Vegas, NV at Zappos Theatre at Planet Hollywood
SPECIAL GUESTS SCARS ON BROADWAY, HELMET, SPOTLIGHTS & ‘68 TO SUPPORT ON SELECT DATES
Tickets On Sale To General Public Starting Friday, Feb. 21 at LiveNation.com
Grammy award-winning heavyweights Korn and the iconoclastic, platinum-selling Faith No More today announced their epic co-headline North American tour. The tour will see both bands traversing the continent this summer and will give fans the chance to see two of the biggest forces in rock perform on the same stage each night. The tour will also feature special guests Daron Malakian and Scars on Broadway, Helmet, Spotlights, and ’68 on select dates [full itinerary below].
Produced by Live Nation, the coast-to-coast 26-city outing will kick off Aug. 7 in Denver, Colo. and make stops in Irvine, Phoenix, Dallas, Brooklyn, Toronto and more, before wrapping up with a performance at St. Louis’ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on Sept. 17.
Citi is the official presale credit card of the tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 12:00PM local time until Thursday, Feb. 20 at 10PM local time through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, Feb. 21 at 10AM local time at LiveNation.com.
Korn and Faith No More North American Summer Tour Dates
8/7 – 8/27: with Daron Malakian and Scars on Broadway & Spotlights
8/29 – 9/17: with Helmet & ‘68
8/7/2020 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
8/9/2020 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
8/11/2020 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
8/13/2020 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
8/14/2020 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/16/2020 – Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
8/17/2020 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
8/19/2020 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
8/21/2020 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
8/22/2020 – Del Valle, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
8/23/2020 – The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/25/2020 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
8/27/2020 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
8/29/2020 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
8/30/2020 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
9/1/2020 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
9/2/2020 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
9/3/2020 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
9/5/2020 – Burgettstown, PA – S&T Bank Music Park
9/6/2020 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
9/9/2020 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
9/10/2020 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
9/12/2020 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Music Center
9/13/2020 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
9/15/2020 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
9/17/2020 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
KORN changed the world with the release of their self-titled debut album. It was a record that would pioneer a movement and blur genres, while the band’s enduring success points to a larger cultural moment. The FADER notes, “There was an unexpected opening in the pop landscape and KORN articulated a generational coming-of-angst for a claustrophobic, self-surveilled consciousness. KORN became the soundtrack for a generation’s arrival as a snarling, thrashing, systemically-restrained freak show.” Since forming, KORN has sold 40 million albums worldwide, collected two GRAMMYS, toured the world countless times, and set many records in the process that will likely never be surpassed. Vocalist Jonathan Davis, guitarists James “Munky” Shaffer and Brian “Head” Welch, bassist Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu, and drummer Ray Luzier, have continued to push the limits of the rock, alternative and metal genres, while remaining a pillar of influence for legions of fans and generations of artists around the globe. The level of KORN’s reach transcends accolades and platinum certifications. They are “a genuine movement in a way bands cannot be now,” attests The Ringer. They represent a new archetype and radical innovation, their ability to transcend genre makes barriers seem irrelevant.
About Faith No More
Faith No More is Mike Bordin (drums), Roddy Bottum (keyboards), Bill Gould (bass), Jon Hudson (guitar), and Mike Patton (vocals). The San Francisco-born, platinum-selling band have released seven studio albums: We Care A Lot (1985), Introduce Yourself (1987), The Real Thing (1989), Angel Dust (1992), King For A Day… Fool For A Lifetime (1995), Album of the Year (1997) and Sol Invictus (2015). Sol Invictus debuted atop the international sales charts: #2 in Australia, #4 in Germany, and #6 in both the U.S. and UK. Rolling Stone dubbed the 10-song album “triumphant,” the New Yorker called it “a reminder of everything that made Faith No More great in the first place,” and the Los Angeles Times said, “Faith No More has a history of defying expectations, and that’s what it’s doing again with Sol Invictus.”
WALK THE SKY TOUR 2020 Continues This MayWith More Dates Worldwide To Be Announced
On the heels of their successful winter headline tour that wraps next week, Alter Bridge are announcing a spring run that is set to kickoff this May. The next headline run will include select festival appearances as well as headline shows with special guests Black Stone Cherry and Saint Asonia. The tour kicks off on May 1st in Atlanta and wraps up on May 24th at Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK. The tour will make stops in Huntington, NY; Sayreville, NJ; New Orleans, LA and Houston, TX to name a few. Artist presale begins Wednesday, February 19thfrom 10AM – Thursday, February 20th 10PM local time and the public on sale is Friday, February 21st at 10AM local time. Previously announced festival appearances include Epicenter Festival in Charlotte, NC; Welcome to Rockville in Daytona Beach, FL; Sonic Temple Festival in Columbus, OH and Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK. Ticket information for all shows can be found at: https://alterbridge.com.
The new tour announcement comes on the heels of their recently released second single from Walk The Sky, “Godspeed.”The song has become a fast favorite amongst fans and critics alike and is currently moving up the charts at Active Rock radio. Written in memory of a friend of the band who passed away, “Godspeed” is an uplifting musical memorial for anyone who has lost someone. The lyric video for the song can be seen here: https://youtu.be/UND4qN0baL0.
Alter Bridge recently released their latest album Walk The Sky (Napalm Records) to critical acclaim and career milestone chart success. The latest album brought the band comprised of Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitars, Mark Tremonti on guitars/vocals, Brian Marshall on bass and Scott Phillips their first ever #1 on Top Current Albums chart. The band’s newest release found a home at #1 on over a dozen charts around the globe including: Top Current Albums (US), Billboard Top Albums (US), Current Hard Music Albums (US), Current Rock Albums (US), Current Alternative Albums (US), Record Label Independent Current Albums (US), Record Label Independent Current Album Consumption (US), Internet Albums (US), Top Albums – Market Share – ADA (US), Top Albums with TEA (US), Hard Music (Canada), Top Hard Music Albums (Canada), 100 Independent Albums (UK), Rock & Metal Chart (UK), Top 100 Swiss Albums (Switzerland). Walk The Sky entered the official album Charts at #3 in Austria, Scotland and the Swedish Hard Rock Charts, at #4 in the UK and Canada at #5 in Germany, at #7 in Australia and #16 on the US Billboard 200. Walk The Sky is produced by longtime collaborator Michael “Elvis” Baskette and is available in various configurations at https://smarturl.it/WalkTheSky.
Alter Bridge burst onto the music scene in 2004 with the release of their gold-selling debut, One Day Remains. In 2007, the band released Blackbird, the album that elevated the band’s profile worldwide. The epic solo in the title track “Blackbird” was voted “Greatest Guitar Solo Of All Time” by Guitarist Magazine. ABIII was released in 2010 and the single “Isolation” gave the band their first #1 single. In 2013, the band reached an elevated creative and critical plateau with Fortress. It bowed at #12 on the Billboard Top 200, moving over 30,000 copies first-week and earning unanimous tastemaker praise. The record garnered perfect scores from Total Guitar and KERRANG! as well as acclaim from Billboard, The Guardian, Loudwire, Ultimate Guitar, and many more. In between sold out tours in Europe and North America, the guys appeared on VH1 and graced the cover of Classic Rock Magazine who labeled Fortress, “The best thing they’ve ever done,” while Eddie Trunk called it, “A top 10 album of the last 10 years.” 2016’s The Last Hero gave the band their first Top 10 album since their debut. Alter Bridge has appeared on The Tonight Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live and their music has been used by the WWE, Major League Baseball and NASCAR to name a few. The band recently released the video and audio of their career highlight, Live At The Royal Albert Hall, featuring Alter Bridge backed by the 52-piece Parallax Orchestra led by conductor Simon Dobson. In December 2019, Guitar World magazine voted Mark Tremonti the Guitarist of the Decade and the latest album Walk The Sky ended up on numerous year end lists signifying Alter Bridge are showing no signs of slowing down.
Walk The Sky Tour 2020 5-1 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle (No Saint Asonia) 5-2 – Charlotte, NC – Epicenter Festival (AB Only) 5-4 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore 5-6 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount 5-7 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom 5-9 – Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome To Rockville 5-10 – Destin, FL – Club LA (AB Only) 5-12 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre 5-13 – Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre 5-15 – Rama, ONTARIO – Casino Rama 5-16 – Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple Festival 5-18 – New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore 5-20 – Houston, TX – House of Blues 5-21 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Pavilion 5-23 – Herrin, IL – Herrinfesta Italiana (AB Only) 5-24 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma (AB Only)
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED 2-18 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot 2-20 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues 2-21 – Lake Tahoe, NV – Montbleu Resort 2-23 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom 2-24 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern 2-26 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre 2-27 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory