Mastodon Announce Fall North American and U.K. Headline Tour

MASTODON ANNOUNCE FALL NORTH AMERICAN AND U.K. HEADLINE TOUR

June 12, 2017 (Burbank, CA) – Internationally celebrated heavy rock icons Mastodon have extended their U.S. headline tour starting on September 26 in Orlando, FL at Hard Rock Live with continued support from Eagles of Death Metal and Russian Circles. The tour also includes stops at several festivals, including the High Elevation Fest in Denver, CO and Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville, KY. Mastodon will also be playing a series of headline shows in the U.K. this December including Brixton Academy in London, England on December 10. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 16 at 10:00 am local time. Tickets can be purchased at mastodonrocks.com/tour.

“Show Yourself,” from the new album Emperor of Sand, remains in the Top 5 Active Rock Chart after several consecutive weeks. The album continues its ascent towards greater heights and is catching the attention of a new legion of fans:
“Emperor Of Sand… a further evolution of the band’s fusion of metal and prog-rock interests. It’s music of complexity and feeling.” – The Los Angeles Times

“Deeply personal…There’s immediacy to it, something intimate in the way it approaches life and death. Emperor Of Sand sees Mastodon laying their rock roots on the table. Mastodon’s strength is in their ability to harness musical madness into a cohesive vision.” – Nerdist

“There is only one band that can go from extreme metal to classic rock and somehow make it all sound seamless, and that band is Mastodon.” – Alternative Press

Mastodon Fall Tour Dates:
# indicates festival date. All other dates are headline shows.
*w/o Eagles of Death Metal

#08/20 Las Vegas, NV Psycho Las Vegas Festival
#09/23 Denver, CO High Elevation Fest
09/26 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
09/27 Charleston, SC North Charleston PAC
09/29 Knoxville, TN Civic Auditorium
#09/30 Louisville, KY Louder Than Life Festival
10/03 Raleigh, NC The Ritz
10/04 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
10/06 Atlanta, GA The Fox Theater
#10/07 Camden, NJ Rock Allegiance Festival
10/09 Montreal, QC Metropolis
10/10 Rochester, NY The Armory
10/11 Grand Rapids, MI 20 Monroe Live
*10/13 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom
10/14 San Antonio, TX Aztec Theater
#10/15 Houston, TX Houston Open Air
10/17 Albuquerque, NM Historic El Rey Theater
10/19 San Diego, CA House of Blues
#10/21 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival
10/23 Boise, ID Revolution Center
10/24 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
10/25 Vancouver, BC Orpheum Theatre

UK December Tour Dates:
12/02 Cardiff, Wales Great Hall
12/04 Wolverhampton, England Civic Hall
12/05 Nottingham, England Rock City
12/06 Newcastle, England Northumbria University
12/07 Glasgow, Scotland Barrowland
12/09 Manchester, England Academy
12/10 London, England Brixton Academy

Summer 2017 Tour Dates:
06/12 Metal Hammer Awards show London, UK
06/14 Barba Negra Budapest, HUN
06/15 Novarock Nickesldorf, AUT
06/16 Culture Factory Zagreb, CRO
06/21 Sala Tejo Lisbon, POR
06/23 Download Festival Madrid, SPA
06/25 Artefacts Festival Strasbourg, FRA
06/26 LKA Stuttgart, GER
06/27 Tivoli Vrdenburg Ronda Hall Utrecht, HOL
06/28 Hamburg Docks Hamburg, GER
06/30 Bravalla Festival Norrkoping, SWE
07/02 Tuska Open Air Helsinki, FIN
07/04 B90 Gdansk, POL
07/05 Karlove Rock For People Hradec, CZE
07/06 Batcshkapp Frankfurt, GER
07/08 Resurrection Fest Viviero, SPA

For further information, go to: mastodonrocks.com

GHOUL: Creepsylvanian Masked Misfits To Devour The Dead Across The UK And Europe On Tour

GHOUL: Creepsylvanian Masked Misfits To Devour The Dead Across The UK And Europe On Tour

The Creepsylvanian masked misfits in GHOUL will devour the dead overseas on a near-two-week tour next week. Slated to commence on February 25th, GHOUL will feast on the entrails of the deceased though the United Kingdom, Belgium, Poland, Germany, and Austria, with an included stop in The Netherlands for an appearance at the Netherlands Death Fest.

Proclaims Digestor of the band’s latest incursion: “We are excited to travel once again through the socialist hellscapes of Europe. Cinch up your dirndles and prepare yourself for the impending bloodbath, you sausage eating noodnicks. GHOUL is coming and we can’t be reasoned with!”

GHOUL:
2/25/2017 Northumbria University – Newcastle, UK
2/26/2017 The Audio – Glasgow, UK
2/27/2017 The Doghouse – Nottingham, UK
2/28/2017 Temple Of Boom – Leeds, UK
3/01/2017 Underworld – London, UK
3/02/2017 Het Bos – Antwerpen, BE
3/03-05/2017 Netherlands Death Fest – Tilburg, NL
3/06/2017 Goldgrube – Kassel, DE
3/07/2017 Ciemna Strona Miasta – Wroclaw, PL
3/08/2017 Chemiefabrik – Dresden, DE
3/09/2017 Viper Room- Wien, AU
3/12/2017 Bastard Club – Osnabrück, DE

GHOUL continues to tour in support of their delightfully deviant Dungeon Bastards studio offering. Released via Tankcrimes in July 2016, the record consumed Billboard Charts upon its first week of release debuting at #11 on the Heatseekers Chart, #13 on the Top Vinyl Albums Chart, #13 on the Hard Rock Chart, and #27 on the Independent Albums Chart. The band also earned prime spots on year end lists globally including the #19 position of Decibel’s Top 40 Albums Of 2016.

The Best Mobile Casino Sites in the UK

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Mr Mobi Casino

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How Betting Became Popular In The UK

Gambling has existed in the world for very a long time, but it has been gaining prevalence in the last century thanks to the growth of technology. Even though the United Kingdom only has just over 60 million residents, it does not take long to look here and find that this region witnesses a lot of betting activity.

History

Betting has played a major role in the lifestyle of the British for more than five decades. Even though betting has been around for a long time, it has especially grown in popularity since bingo was promoted during the World War periods.

The tradition of placing bets in the United Kingdom usually involves visiting a shop around the corner of the street and collecting a slip. This traditional form has since been replaced by the huge growth in online betting. While visiting a betting shop and placing bets has a traditional feel, it is far from being an easy way to predict events. Even with the continued rise of other betting options, the traditional betting shop still exists in the UK.

Types of Betting

Sports occupies a major part of the British lifestyle. Sports like football and horse racing are seen as the most popular, while rugby and motorsports like F1 not too far behind. In recent years, however, there has been a tremendous growth in the opportunity to bet on non-sporting events as well. The emergence of online betting has been a major contributing factor towards this trend. It is now possible for the British to bet on television shows, e-sports, and politics.

For instance, if you look at the best betting odds at OddsDigger, you’ll also find some of the less popular categories aside from football and horse racing – which include the likes of dog racing, cricket, and financials. This is why the British gamble AND bet a lot.

Betting interest tends to peak during sporting events like the Grand National or Cheltenham Festival in terms of the horse racing. When it comes to football, competitions like the Premier League and the Champions League hold greater interest amongst the punters.

The Rise of Online Betting

Apart from being a convenient option to place bets, online betting allows even lazy personalities to come up with predictions ahead of an event. A large section of the online punters are not those who professionally live out of betting, but they are those who bet during their free time. Online betting options have also fuelled a lot of growth in the industry, as punters can now choose their bets 24 x 7.

There is also a wider availability of markets thanks to the ability to incorporate live or in-play betting.  Online betting has also introduced new markets like the ability to predict goal times. The range of markets is comprehensive compared to the Asian market.

Statistics show that online betting is now occupying a far greater percentage of the total betting revenue, and this percentage continues to grow with every year. UK Gambling Commission revealed that the entire gambling turnover across the country was just over £12 billion in September 2015.

Online gambling came in with her 30% contribution of this figure. On a sad note, the traditional betting shops have been slowly declining in their numbers and it may not be long before online betting completely takes over. It has been making more than 7-10% growth every year.

Other Forms of Gambling in the UK

While betting enjoys a lot of popularity, it is also possible to gamble through other means like bingos and casinos. Even though the United Kingdom does provide licenses for casinos, it has been rather sceptical about the arrival of super casinos like in Las Vegas. Manchester was expected to receive the first super casino in the United Kingdom, but plans were recently dropped due to several issues. If the plans are revived, London may be one of the destinations to get a super casino.

Legality of Betting in the UK

Betting has been part of the United Kingdom tradition for a long time and it is not surprising that it is legal throughout the region. Anyone above the age of 18 can freely take part in the betting industry. There are some restrictions for those about the age of 16 but yet to reach 18. They are only allowed to legally bet on the National Lottery, football pool, and scratch cards.

The United Kingdom is a superpower alongside the likes of United States. It is also one of the regions where betting is incredibly popular. It is not a surprise that online betting has helped fuel the amazing growth in popularity of betting in the United Kingdom.

Michael Orlando talks about new band The Killing Lights and 2014 UK tour

Michael Orlando is the founder and lead singer of band The Killing Lights, which was formerly Vampires Everywhere! Media Mikes had a chance to chat with Michael to talk about the band’s new name and their upcoming 2014 tour.

Adam Lawton: Can you explain the name change from Vampires Everywhere! to “The Killing Lights?
Michael Orlando: I felt it was time to move on. VE was my brainchild for over 4 years and through it i got to meet so many amazing fans & people. However, over the last 4 years I have grown as an artist and as a person. I am definitely not the same person I was 4 years ago haha. I’m definitely more positive and I feel my eyes are now open to the world around me. The Killing Lights brings a measure of closure to both the person I was & the horrid events I went through. TKL represents the new me and my new hopes and dreams.

MG: Do you feel fans of the band will be confused at all by the change?
MO: At first this was my greatest concern! I had many anxiety attacks about the name change and leaving a project I had built from the ground up! However, my fans are amazing and have embraced the change with open arms! I have recently changed back to my birth name Michael Orlando as well. Fans really seem to respect the fact that I did this name change & I love them for it! I am sure things will continue to be a bit confusing but over time everyone will eventually catch on! I have to stay true to myself and what I believe in.

AL: Can you tell us about the bands new line up?
MO: The Killing Lights consists of myself on vocals, DJ Black on Guitar, Frankie Sil on Bass, & Joshua Ingram on Drums. I am beyond happy to be surrounded by talented determined individuals that can see the big picture. We have been working hard to make sure everything is true to our heart and Rock n’ Roll!

AL: Can we expect any other stylistic/musical changes with the band?
MO: With VE we were overly theatrical and prided ourselves on making a statement. TKL is way different both musically and stylistically! We are basically being ourselves. We don’t go out of our way to be “Rock n’ Roll” we just bring ourselves as we look everyday. Whether that’s a bit of the 90’s or a bit of the 80’s it is who we are and what we represent. You can expect rock n’ roll music from rock n’ roll people.

AL: What does the band have currently scheduled for 2014?
MO: There is so much going on with TKL! As of now we are gearing up for our first UK Tour in February! I am so excited to finally meet my UK fans and show them the new band. We also plan on releasing a music video and a couple of singles. There is so much in the works and I couldn’t be more happy about whats going on!