FOZZY DROP UNPRECEDENTED NEW VIDEO FOR “SANE”

Photo credit: Adrienne Beacco

Powerhouse rockers FOZZY drop their breathtaking, unprecedented music video for “SANE”, filmed on the longest wooden rollercoaster on the planet today!! Get a first-hand view of the madness as the band literally defies gravity, by reaching top speeds of 70 mph and terrifying drops of 154 feet! It’s an edgy, heart-stopping thrill ride that represents both the power and physicality of FOZZY’s music, along with the bombastic nature and “who gives a shit” attitude of their live show. Watch the music video for “SANE” HERE and purchase/stream the track HERE.

“’SANE’ is the perfect first single for FOZZY to unleash on the world, as it’s heavy, hooky, catchy and RIFF-TASTIC!! I can’t think of a better way to remind everybody of the feeling you get when u hear a great rock n roll tune, one that makes u wanna put the top down on your car and put your foot down on the gas….and ‘SANE’ is that tune! It’s been such a tough year in so many ways, but now as the world is slowly getting better, FOZZY is here to vaccinate you with a proverbial phonograph needle and make you wanna ROCK again,” states FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho about “SANE”.

Rich Ward, FOZZY’s guitarist, adds, After the first few songs started to develop in the early stages of writing material for FOZZY’s new record, we knew we were onto something special. We were inspired, creating music that had the potential to be the best we’d ever recorded. The only thing we were missing was a riff worthy of opening the record. The next day, I came to the studio with ‘SANE’!”

After touring the world with the likes of Metallica, Kiss, Iron Maiden, Avenged Sevenfold, Shinedown and building a loyal fanbase for the better part of twenty years, FOZZY is the epitome of what a great rock n roll band should be: catchy, groovy, hooky, sweaty and most importantly, an AWESOME F**KIN TIME! With five consecutive TOP 30 singles, FOZZY is steadily becoming one of the most successful bands on Modern Rock Radio. It was the band’s 2012 release Sin And Bones, which featured the hit single “Sandpaper” (over 4.5 millionviews on YouTube), that found the band reaching a level of legitimacy that drew a mass audience to drink in their trademark heavy melodic groove. The album eventually reached #143 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, but it was their next album, Do You Wanna Start A War (produced by Ward), released in the summer of 2014, that really blew the door open, debuting at #54 on Billboard and giving the band their first top 30 radio single in “Lights Go Out”, which was blared in sports arenas nationwide. Then, in May 2017, came the band’s breakthrough massive smash song “Judas”, expected to achieve Gold Record status by the end of 2021. The aforementioned title track spent 5 weeks at #1 on the highly influential ‘Big Uns Countdown‘ on Sirius/XM’s Octane channel, amassed over 47 million views for its video on YouTube, cracked the Top 5 on the US Rock Radio Chart and is still heard by millions of fans worldwide weekly on the TNT Network’s hugely popular “AEW Dynamite” program. The follow up single “Painless” hit number 9 on the charts (almost 10 million views on YouTube) with “Burn Me Out” peaking at number 18 and “Nowhere To Run” becoming FOZZY’s thirdTop Ten hit in 2020.

Rich Ward leads the band and is one of the most versatile, talented riff machines & songwriters in rock n roll today. Chris Jericho’s skills as a frontman are second to none and his vocal style & range are both unique and instantly recognizable. The powerhouse drumming of Frank Fontsere is the cornerstone of FOZZY’s sound, along with the blazing solos of Billy Grey and the rock star energy of new bass player, PJ Farley. These are five legit rock stars, whose energy and charisma light up every stage they play on and every crowd they perform for. As a result, it’s no surprise that FOZZY has skyrocketed into one of the hottest rock acts in years. FOZZY is Chris Jericho (vocals), Rich Ward (guitars, vocals), Frank Fontsere (drums), Billy Grey (guitars) and PJ Farley (bass).

FOZZY Tour Dates:

July 14 – Iowa City, IA – Wildwood 

July 15 – Cadott, WI – Rockfest*

July 17 – Jacksonville, FL – Taco Festival*

August 7 – Sheboygan, WI – Brat Days *

September 2 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall 

September 3 – Joliet, IL – Apollo Theater 

September 4 – Belvidere, IL – Apollo Theater

September 6 – Kansasville, WI – 1175 

September 9 – Harrisburg, PA – HMAC 

September 10 – Appomattox, VA – Blue Ridge Rockfest *

September 11 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage 

September 12 – Pittsburgh, PA – Jergel’s 

September 13 – Buffalo, NY – Iron Works 

September 16 – Angola, IN – Eclectic Room 

September 17 – Elevation – The Intersection 

September 18 – Flint. MI – Machine Shop 

September 19 – Cleveland, OH – The Winchester 

September 26 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life*

September 27 – Indianapolis, IN – Hi Fi 

September 28 – Harrison, OH – Blue Note 

September 30 – Nashville, TN – Basement East 

October 1 – Canton, GA – Action Building 

October 2 – Tampa, FL – 98ROCKFEST*

October 3 – Charlotte, NC – Underground 

October 4 – Jacksonville, NC – Hooligans 

October 7 – Johnson City, TN – Capone’s 

October 8 – Savannah, GA – Victory North

October 9 – Orlando, FL – WJRR’s Earthday Birthday*

October 21-October 25 – Chris Jericho’s Rock ‘N’ Wrestling Rager at Sea

October 29 – November 3 – The KISS Kruise X*festival date

Watch “SANE” Music Video:YouTube

Purchase/Stream “SANE”:Pivot

Chart-Topping Rap Duo TWIZTID to Drop New Full-Length Album “The Continuous Evilution Of Life’s ?’s” on January 27, 2017

Chart-Topping Rap Duo TWIZTID to Drop New Full-Length Album The Continuous Evilution Of Life’s ?’s on January 27, 2017

A TWIZTID First: Supporters Exclusively Surprised with New Album Details via The Green Book Re-Issue Booklet, Out Last Friday

PLUS: The Green Book Vinyl Includes Download Card for New Single “Are You Insane Like Me?”

The Continuous Evilution Of Life’s ?’s Pre-Orders Begin Black Friday 2016 via www.TwiztidShop.com

Supporters of 11-time Billboard chart-topping rap duo TWIZTID were treated to a special surprise when opening the booklets of their pre-ordered The Green Book re-issues that were delivered on last Friday’s release date of August 19th – the title and release date of TWIZTID’s upcoming 12th release, entitled The Continuous Evilution Of Life’s ?’s was revealed! The new full-length album will be the duo’s second released via their own Majik Ninja Entertainment label and pre-orders will go live on Black Friday – November 25, 2016 via www.TwiztidShop.com. The Continuous Evilution Of Life’s ?’s will hit stores on January 27, 2017.

TWIZTID recently announced their massive 2016 fall tour, the “Spooktacular Horror Show”, beginning on September 28 in Minneapolis, MN and visiting 30+ cities before coming to a close on Halloween night in Sauget, IL. The “Spooktacular Horror Show” tour will feature special guests Mac Lethal, Zodiac Mprint (Blaze and The R.O.C.), Lex The Hex Master, Menage 2 Sobriety and Godz Of Kaos. See below for currently confirmed “Spooktacular Horror Show” dates.

Tickets and VIP Packages are on sale via www.Twiztid-Shop.com. VIP Packages include a pre-show Meet and Greet with TWIZTID, Zodiac Mprint and Lex The Hex Master. They also include a VIP pass, 24×36 poster, hat pin, Majik Ninja Entertainment sampler, Get Twiztid CD, Mutant Remixed And Remastered CD, TWIZTID live DVD and three black and white 8×10 promotional photos that VIP’s can get signed by TWIZTID at the VIP Meet and Greet.

TWIZTID on the “Spooktacular Horror Show” 2016 Fall Tour

9/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze

9/29 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room

9/30 & 10/1 – Denver, CO @ The Roxy Theatre

10/2 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

10/4 – Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk

10/6 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Union Nightclub

10/7 – Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS

10/8 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee Theatre

10/9 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

10/10 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Farmers Market Event Center

10/11 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

10/12 – New Orleans, LA @ Southport Hall

10/13 – Marietta, GA @ The 120 Tavern and Music Hall

10/14 – Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry

10/15 – Boonsboro, MD @ Boonsboro Event Center

10/16 – Worcester, MA @ Worcester Palladium

10/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero

10/18 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Music Hall

10/20 – Buffalo, NY @ Vpub at The Villager

10/21 – Morgantown, WV @ Mainstage Morgantown

10/22 – Cleveland, OH @ The Agora Theatre

10/23 – Newport, KY @ Madison Theater

10/24 – Clarksville, TN @ The Warehouse

10/25 – Knoxville, TN @ The Concourse at the International

10/26 – Columbus, OH @ The Alrosa Villa

10/27 – Louisville, KY @ Diamond Pub and Billiards

10/28 – Kokomo, IN @ Front Row Live

10/29 – Chicago, IL @ Portage Theater

10/30 – Detroit, MI @ The Majestic Theatre

10/31 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s

In addition to the new album details, supporters who bought the The Green Book re-issue vinyl edition were treated to a digital download card featuring the first single off of The Continuous Evilution Of Life’s ?’s, entitled “Are You Insane Like Me?” The track will be available for streaming soon.

The Continuous Evilution Of Life’s ?’s will feature 12 all new tracks, primarily produced by longtime TWIZTID producer Seven. However, the new album features four tracks with a clear hard rock influence – a crossover genre TWIZTID has successfully dabbled in for over a decade. The four aforementioned tracks were produced by famed goth rock frontman Davey Suicide and his keyboardist Needlz. An official tracklisting will be revealed soon.

TWIZTID states, “We’re blessed to still be putting out records… I like to think that’s because we put out good music that continues to entertain and amaze. This new record is another level of our continuous evolution. We are the question marks!”

The Continuous Evilution Of Life’s ?’sproducer Davey Suicide adds, “Needlz and I have been writing songs together for five years now. So when TWIZTID mentioned they wanted to have a rock industrial aesthetic in this album, we were pumped to contribute our musical influences to this.”

 

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Film Review “The Drop”

Starring: Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini and Noomi Rapace
Directed By: Michael R. Roskam
Rated: R
Running Time: 106 minutes
Fox Searchlight Pictures

Our Score: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Rarely do organized crime movies have heart warming or touching moments. In fact, most of the times you’re trying to find that soft spot or likeable quality about the sociopath on screen and a lot of times…you don’t. “The Drop” is a by the books crime drama that you’ve seen before, but the character driven story, along with the elegant performances by the key players, makes it a superb movie.

The first key player is the late, great James Gandolfini. It’s ironic that his final on-screen role will be one that symbolizes what people will remember him as, a thug. Instead of being a criminal ring leader like he has been in past roles, this time he’s an aging, depressed bar owner known simply as Cousin Marv. He also runs a bar…simply known as Cousin Marv’s. He bitterly reflects on the glory days of being respected instead of his current predicament, the money launderer for a Chechnyan gang that casually threatens him through cocky smiles.

His hardest worker is the low key, shy bartender, Bob (Hardy). He has a gentle soul and his dialogue borders on unintelligible mumbling, but the British born actor creates an understandable Brooklyn accent for the endearing character. Every little thing about Bob is stupendously crafted by Hardy, who gives subtle visual cues that add to Bob’s good intentioned exterior, but his quick darting of the eyes towards the floor or to something else reflect the mind of a person that constantly is reminded of something more alarming.

The story sprinkles dread filled bread crumbs around the intriguing history behind these two. What complicates things and really adds the warmth to the plot is when Bob heads home after work one night and comes across a young, abused pit bull in the trash outside of the home of Nadia (Rapace). He instinctively doesn’t suspect that she’s the one who harmed the dog and connects with her over the torn and tattered puppy as they dress it’s wounds. Just like society’s stereotypes, Bob and the pit bull are misunderstood creatures.

Bob eventually becomes the center of this character study as tensions escalate when someone robs the Cousin Marv’s bar. One wonders how Bob will react when there’s so many contradictory character opinions about who the real Bob is. The parallels between the general misconceptions about the violence in pit bulls and people constantly warning that there’s more to Bob than meets the eye are uncanny. By the time the end comes, the reveal is a bit anticipated, but still satisfying because of Bob’s reasoning and how well Hardy makes it believable.

The script sharply keeps us in the dark while most of the other people surrounding Bob seem to know something we don’t, but dare don’t utter it. Hardy is a real joy to watch as he weaves from scene to scene, perfectly balancing mystery and charm. Despite his increasing infection for Nadia, it never feels covetous or sexual, but more of an appreciation for someone that could be attracted to someone like him; which adds more intrigue into his murky past.

While “The Drop” will most likely be overlooked come awards season, it’s important to point out that Gandolfini, being one of the main instigators for problems, comes off as sympathetic despite his hardened demeanor.“The Drop” is a reminder of the great talent that no longer graces our presence. It also provides us the reminder that sometimes the darkest of actions have the most compassionate reasons.