AUGUST 20th 2014
GWAR ANNOUCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Oderus is missing. Once the Scumdogs in GWAR finally notice this (it takes them a while to notice stuff) they will set off on a journey to find their departed brother using every resource available - including recruiting an ancient Scumdog warrior. GWAR will need the help from everyone, even the lowliest Bohab, as their enemies are plotting to take advantage of the hole in GWAR's ranks.
 
BalSac The Jaws of Death on The "GWAR Eternal Tour 2014" and what to expect:
 
"Dark clouds of war and ill omen have gathered around GWAR. In our hour of greatest peril, Oderus has left us and our enemies stand poised, ready to strike while they sense weakness. But we shall no longer cower in our Antarctic stronghold, awaiting Destiny's final blow. This Fall GWAR sets out on the most trying quest of our career. We shall scour our leader's favorite stomping ground, North America, leaving no city unsearched, no venue unraised, and no sheep unmolested. GWAR will venture to the depths of Hell or to the very end of Time itself, and though I fear what we may encounter out there, I know that we can never return home until we have the answer we seek: 'Where is Oderus Urungus?'"
 
GWAR fans have been mourning the loss of Dave Brockie, GWAR's founder and lead singer, since March. The "GWAR Eternal Tour 2014" gives them an opportunity to gather and share a bunch of feels as a community while experiencing the sickest band in this or any other world.
 
Jamison Land, Beefcake the Mighty's personal slave and bass tech:
 
"Dave was our friend and anchor for as far back as anyone can remember.  He's held us together, and sometimes he drove us apart.  He is our brother and we love him. Unlike a lot of prominent musicians, he was friends with all of the fans. He made GWAR fans feel special on a personal level.  The fans love Dave as much as we do and 'The GWAR Eternal Tour 2014' is our way of getting together and sharing that love."
 
The first leg of the tour will include direct support from Decapitated; the second leg will have direct support from Corrosion of Conformity.  American Sharks will open all shows.  The tour kicks off October 15th in Norfolk, VA and runs through December 13th in Baltimore, MD.  A complete list of dates can be found below.  Tickets go on sale this weekend.
 
Hail Oderus! Hail GWAR!

 

AUGUST 18th 2014
DANKO JONES RELEASES LIVE ALBUM
DANKO JONES is happy to announce the release of their first official live album exclusively through Spotify! Listen to the album here: spoti.fi/1kw9wZb

With close to 20 years of touring experience and a reputation as one of the best live bands in the world it would have been wrong not to at least try and capture the energy of the DANKO JONES live show on tape with the recording taken from their only show in Europe this year – at the legendary Gröna Lund amusement park in Stockholm, Sweden on May 16th. Their relation to Sweden has always been a special one and has resulted in countless shows, two gold singles and top ten album chart positions, so for this show to be the pick for a live album seems only natural.

The album contains 20 tracks of classic songs from their live reportoire and ends with ”Bring On The Mountain” – a song everyone who has ever attended a DANKO JONES concert will be familiar with – that is now being made available as a recording for the very first time.

The band is currently finishing up a new studio album and will do a string of festival dates in Canada this fall along with an exclusive US show at Motörhead’s Motörboat along with Megadeth, Anthrax and of course the hosts themselves!

 

AUGUST 16th 2014
SANCTUARY REVEALS ARTWORK AND ALBUM DETAILS

Legendary Seattle metal band, SANCTUARY, has posted the artwork for their upcoming album, The Year The Sun Died. Created by Travis Smith (OPETH, NEVERMORE) the album art can be seen below.


The album will be released in North America on October 14 (October 6 in Europe) and will feature 11 tracks. There will be a deluxe media book, available exclusively at CM Distro in the United States, which features expanded packaging and the bonus track, "Waiting for the Sun", originally recorded by THE DOORS. The vinyl version will come with a CD featuring this bonus track as well. The 11 tracks on the CD and LP are as follows:
 
The Year The Sun Died track-listing
1. Arise and Purify
2. Let The Serpent Follow Me
3. Exitium (Anthem of the Living)
4. Question Existence Fading
5. I Am Low
6. Frozen
7. One Final Day (Sworn to Believe)
8. The World is Wired
9. The Dying Age
10. Ad Vitam Aeternam
11. The Year the Sun Died
 
SANCTUARY was formed in Seattle in 1985; the band released two studio albums on Epic Records, Refuge Denied in 1987 and Into the Mirror Black in 1989. Worldwide touring with the likes of MEGADETH, WARLOCK, FATES WARNING and DEATH ANGEL, just to name a few, followed each album. Singer Warrel Dane's sky-high vocals combined with guitarist Lenny Rutledge's more mature take on classic thrash riffs separated SANCTUARY from the throes of metal bands struggling to get noticed at the time. Simply put, SANCTUARY offered something fresh sounding in the muddled world of '80s thrash.

SANCTUARY live:
Nov. 14 - Seattle, WA - S7
Nov. 15 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw
Nov. 16 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne
Nov. 19 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove
Nov. 20 - Las Vegas, NV - LVCS
Nov. 21 - Phoenix, AZ - Club Red
Nov. 22 - San Diego, CA - Ramona Mainstage
 
SANCTUARY line-up 2014:
Warrel Dane - Vocals
Lenny Rutledge - Guitars
Jim Sheppard - Bass
Dave Budbill - Drums
Brad Hull - Guitars
 
SANCTUARY online:
www.facebook.com/sanctuaryfans
www.twitter.com/sanctuarymetal

AUGUST 16th 2014
AT THE GATES FINISH NEW RECORD; NEW LIVE DATES ANNOUNCED

AT THE GATES, the pioneering band of the "Gothenburg style" melodic death metal sound, has just wrapped up recording, mixing and mastering work for their much anticipated comeback studio album, At War With Reality, and has now confirmed release dates of October 27th in Europe and October 28th in North America via Century Media Records.


With the classic line-up of their latest masterpiece, Slaughter Of The Soul (1995), AT THE GATES held the recording sessions for At War With Reality with Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman (IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, DIMMU BORGIR) and then proceeded to mix the material with Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, KREATOR).
 
AT THE GATES vocalist Tomas Lindberg checked in with a report as follows:
"We are very excited to finally have finished this new album. An album that we've been working on for over a year now. It's by far the most challenging record that we have made, but it's an honest album and I think that you will feel that it is faithful to the legacy of AT THE GATES.
We have, through the process of creating it, been true to ourselves and our art. From hearing the first demos that Anders presented to the band last summer, through the extensive stages of songwriting, pre-production, rehearsals, recording and mixing, we now finally got the finished album in our hands.
We are very happy to have managed to produce an album that we feel is truly 'us'. Something we can all stand behind one hundred percent. I can't wait 'til you all get to hear it!"

An additional video message from Jens Bogren / Fascination Street Studios can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0vkElvuk-c

A previous message from AT THE GATES can be viewed here; an initial pre-production video message can be seen here.

AT THE GATES have also announced their next international touring runs for 2015, which include visiting South Africa for the very first time in May, as well as shows in Greece and Turkey in January, plus also Norway in February. See below for all upcoming dates.

AT THE GATES + support:
20.11.2014 - Tampere (Finland) - Klubi
21.11.2014 - Jyväskylä (Finland) - Lutako
22.11.2014 - Helsinki (Finland) - Nosturi

AT THE GATES, GRAVE, MORBUS CHRON:
27.11.2014 - Göteborg (Sweden) - Trägårn
28.11.2014 - Stockholm (Sweden) - Arenan
29.11.2014 - Malmö (Sweden) - KB

AT THE GATES, TRIPTYKON, MORBUS CHRON:
04.12.2014 - London (UK) - Forum
05.12.2014 - Manchester (UK) - Academy 2
06.12.2014 - Glasgow (UK) - Garage
07.12.2014 - Birmingham (UK) - Academy
08.12.2014 - Cardiff (UK) - Solus
10.12.2014 - Essen (Germany) - Turock
11.12.2014 - Hamburg (Germany) - Markthalle
12.12.2014 - Eindhoven (The Netherlands) - Eindhoven Metal Meeting
13.12.2014 - Leipzig (Germany) - Conne Island
14.12.2014 - Wien (Austria) - Arena
16.12.2014 - Aarau (Switzerland) - Kiff
17.12.2014 - Munich (Germany - Backstage Werk
18.12.2014 - Antwerpen (Belgium) - Trix
19.12.2014 - Cologne (Germany) - Essigfabrik
20.12.2014 - Berlin (Germany) - Postbahnhof

AT THE GATES - live 2015:
08.01.2015 - Istanbul (Turkey) - Jolly Joker
09.01.2015 - Athens (Greece) - Stage Volume 1
10.01.2015 - Thessaloniki (Greece) - Principal Club
31.01.2015 - Dublin (Ireland) - Academy
26.02.2015 - Oslo (Norway) - Vulkan Arena
29.05.2015 - Johannesburg (South Africa) - TBA
30.05.2015 - Cape Town (South Africa) - TBA

AT THE GATES line-up:
Tomas Lindberg - Vocals
Anders Björler  - Guitars
Martin Larsson - Guitars
Jonas Björler - Bass
Adrian Erlandsson - Drums

AT THE GATES selected discography:
Gardens Of Grief / EP - 1991
The Red In The Sky Is Ours - 1992
With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness - 1993
Terminal Spirit Disease - 1994
Slaughter Of The Soul - 1995
Purgatory Unleashed / Live - 2010
At War With Reality - 2014

AT THE GATES online:
http://www.atthegates.se
https://www.facebook.com/AtTheGatesOfficial
https://twitter.com/AtthegatesGBG
http://www.youtube.com/atthegatesofficial

AUGUST 16th 2014
KNOTFEST ADDS EXTREME STAGE 005

Slipknot’s very own KNOTFEST--the most cutting edge heavy music festival in America--has revealed additional bands for the October 24-26 destination festival held at San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, CA.

Already featuring some of the biggest names in metal – Slipknot, Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Of Mice & Men, Anthrax and more – the KNOTFEST lineup has now added Fear Factory, Napalm Death, Satyricon, Amen, Otep, Prong, Immolation, Attika 7 and more. The new additions will perform on the Extreme Stage 005 powered by Kinetik Power and Ernie Ball.

See below for details and look for an announcement in the coming weeks about KNOTFEST’s Stage 004.

As previously announced, Slipknot will close Stage 001 both Saturday and Sunday, with unique sets each night, featuring brand new music and an entirely new stage set and experience.

Slipknot recently posted their first new song in six years, “The Negative One,” which immediately hit #1 on Billboard’s Trending 140 Chart, and became a top ten Worldwide Trending Topic on Twitter.  All KNOTFEST ticket purchasers will receive a digital copy of Slipknot’s forthcoming album, to be delivered on release date.

KNOTFEST--powered by Rockstar Energy Drink--will feature a Slipknot-curated lineup of over 60 bands performing on five stages on Saturday and Sunday, as well as a Friday night VIP Pre-Party Bash with band performances and other activities for those that have purchased VIP or Camping Packages.

The current KNOTFEST U.S. band lineup by stage is as follows:


Friday, October 24—Pre-Party For Camping & VIP Guests

Stage 003: The Black Dahlia Murder, Chelsea Grin

Stage 002: Suicide Silence, Butcher Babies, Alterbeast


Saturday, October 25
 
Extreme Stage 005 powered by Kinetik Power and Ernie Ball: Satyricon, Otep, Amen, Prong, Immolation  

Stage 003: In This Moment, The Devil Wears Prada, Butcher Babies, Miss May I, One OK Rock

Stage 002: Testament, Carcass, Maximum The Hormone, King 810, Man With A Mission

Stage 001: Slipknot, Danzig, Anthrax, Black Label Society, Hatebreed


Sunday, October 26

Extreme Stage 005 powered by Kinetik Power and Ernie Ball: Fear Factory, Napalm Death, Attika 7, Exmortus, Rattlehead

Stage 003: Killswitch Engage, Whitechapel, Upon A Burning Body, Anti-Mortem

Stage 002: Of Mice & Men, DevilDriver, Veil Of Maya, Nothing More

Stage 001: Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Tech N9ne, Atreyu, Hellyeah


Every KNOTFEST has been a fully immersive experience for fans, and this one ups the ante. In addition to performances from more than 60 of the heaviest bands on the planet, attendees will descend into an apocalyptic underworld featuring over 20 festival attractions including a Slipknot Museum (curated by the band), carnival rides, a zip line across the festival grounds, drum circles, a massive display of fire, freaks, fire-breathers, stilt-walkers, and much more.

KNOTFEST tickets are on sale now at www.knotfest.com. A limited number of VIP packages are still available. Camping packages are SOLD OUT.

Doors open at 11:00 AM each day and the show runs until 12:30 AM on Saturday and 11:30 PM on Sunday.

KNOTFEST is a short drive from San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson, San Diego, the San Joaquin Valley, and many more cities in the Southwestern USA.
 

KNOTFEST is made possible through the support of sponsors including

Rockstar Energy Drink, Kinetic Power, Ole Smokey Moonshine, Musicians Institute, FYE, Headbang for the Highway, Ernie Ball, The Slidebar Rock N Roll Kitchen,

Legator Guitars, and Fxck Cancer

For the most-up-to-date information, visit:

www.knotfest.com
www.facebook.com/KNOTFEST
www.twitter.com/KNOTFEST

AUGUST 12th 2014
ACE FREHLEY DEBUTS "THE JOKER" 
Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley has debuted "The Joker," the second single from his highly anticipated solo LP Spacer Invader due out next week. The debut comes exclusively through ULTIMATE CLASSIC ROCK.

ACE FREHLEY will release Space Invader, his first new solo album in five years, via Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) on August 19th. The album features nine brand new original songs, including the first single, “Gimme a Feelin'," as well as a cover of Steve Miller’s classic rock staple “The Joker.” Frehley also tapped long time friend and artist Ken Kelly to create the album art for Space Invader. Kelly created the iconic cover art for two of KISS’s best selling LPS, Destroyer (1976) and Love Gun (1977).

Widely known as the original “Space Ace" and founding guitarist for 16 cumulative years (over 2 tenures) of the multi platinum selling rock band KISS, Frehley is demonstrably the most popular original member.  In addition to having the best selling solo album career (vintage or current) among the original foursome, Frehley’s self titled Ace Frehley (1978), went on to sell over one million copies, producing the only Top 40 single, “New York Groove,” from any of the legendary KISS solo albums. The massive hit was most recently featured in an episode of cult show Entourage and was also KISS’ second best selling download in 2012, besting such KISS Army anthems as “I Was Made For Lovin’ You,” “Beth” and “Calling Dr. Love” even after 36 years.
 
Since departing from KISS, Frehley went on to release four more solo albums and one live EP including his most recent effort, Anomaly in 2009, which debuted at #27 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and received a welcoming response among critics.

AUGUST 11th 2014
SUICIDE SILENCE/THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER ANNOUNCE FALL TOUR
California based extreme metal titans SUICIDE SILENCE, and Michigan's unstoppable sons of molten melodic death metal, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, will combine forces this Fall on a heavy metal campaign across North America presented by Blackcraft! Joining them are Salt Lake City deathcore merchants CHELSEA GRIN and Sacramento based tech-death proprietors ALTERBEAST.

"It has been way too long since we headlined in the good ol' US of A and it's an honor to be co-headlining with our friends in BLACK DAHLIA," comments SUICIDE SILENCE guitarist Mark Heylmun. "It doesn't matter how long your hair is, what your girlfriend looks like, or if you make it into work the next day… Come out and party with us!!"

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER vocalist Trevor Strnad adds: "We are very excited to finally be able to let the big secret out… our final US tour on the Everblack album will be with none other than California titans SUICIDE SILENCE. The guys have been homies of ours since we toured together with CANNIBAL CORPSE in South America. We are extremely glad they've chosen to persevere all of the hardship and tragedy and we are proud to call them tour mates and friends. The magic 8 Ball says we're going to party our asses off together and have an awesome, successful tour. Cheers to SUICIDE SILENCE and we'll see you all in October!"

SUICIDE SILENCE, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, CHELSEA GRIN, ALTERBEAST
10/03 Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
10/04 House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
10/05 St. Andrew's Hall - Detroit, MI
10/06 Opera House - Toronto, ON
10/07 Club Soda - Montreal, QC
10/08 Paradise - Boston, MA
10/09 Irving Plaza - New York, NY
10/10 Theatre of the Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
10/11 The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD (+ MACHINE HEAD)
10/13 Revolution - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
10/14 The Orpheum - Tampa, FL
10/15 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
10/17 House of Blues - Houston, TX
10/18 House of Blues - Dallas, TX
10/19 Backstage Live - San Antonio, TX (+ WHITECHAPEL, BEARTOOTH)
10/21 Club Red - Phoenix, AZ
10/22 House of Blues - San Diego, CA
10/23 Yost Theatre - Santa Ana, CA
10/24 San Manuel Amphitheater - Devore, CA (Knotfest Pre-Party)
10/25 Ace of Spades - Sacramento, CA (no SUICIDE SILENCE)
10/26 The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
10/28 Knitting Factory - Boise, ID
10/29 In The Venue - Salt Lake City, UT
10/30 The Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO

 

AUGUST 9th 2014
PIERCE THE VEIL "THIS IS A WASTELAND"
TO AIR AXS TV
Pierce The Veil's first-ever documentary, "This is a Wasteland," will have its U.S. television premiere this Sunday, August 10 at 10:00PM ET/7:00PM PT on AXS TV.  The 60-minute doc provides an all-access look at PTV's life on the road, exclusive interviews, previously unreleased live footage, and much more from last year's worldwide tour.  Earlier this year, "This is a Wasteland" picked up a Revolver
Golden God award for Best Film & Video.

Check out the trailer for the premiere here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2myvjDBuXQ

Just before the documentary premieres on Sunday, at 8:00PM ET/5:00PM PT, fans can also see Pierce The Veil when AXS premieres the "Alternative Press Music Awards" which took place in Cleveland on July 21.  The broadcast will feature exclusive performances from Fall Out Boy, Misfits, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, A Day To Remember, All Time Low, and many more.

To find your local AXS channel, go here:  http://www.axs.tv/subscribe/

Pierce the Veil is currently in the studio recording their new album which is expected to be released in January.  Leading up to that release, PTV will co-headline 21 U.S. dates, the first leg of "The World Tour," a  five-month, multi-leg global trek, with Sleeping with Sirens.  The itinerary for the first leg is below.

NOVEMBER
 5   Woodward Park Rotary Amphitheater, Fresno, CA
 7   Fox Theatre, Pomona, CA
 8   Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ
 9   Sunshine Theatre, Albuquerque, NM
11   The Pavilion @ Lone Star Event Center, Lubbock, TX
13   Brady Theatre, Tulsa, OK
14   Cannery Ballroom, Nashville, TN
15   House of Blues, N. Myrtle Beach, SC
16   NorVa, Norfolk, VA
19   Freedom Hall @ Lancaster Convention Center, Lancaster, PA
20   Pine Bell Arena, Toms River, NJ
21   Washington Avenue Armory, Albany, NY
22   Webster Theater, Hartford, CT
24   The Paramount, Huntington, NY
25   The Paramount, Huntington, NY
29   Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
30   Compuware Sports Arena (Mega Fest), Plymouth, MI

DECEMBER
 1   7 Flags Event Center, Clive, Iowa
 3   Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO
 5   Knitting Factory, Reno, NV
 6   The Joint, Las Vegas, NV


 AUGUST 5th 2014
DEVIN TOWNSEND ANNOUNCE FALL TOUR
As previously announced, guitar virtuoso and musical genius Devin Townsend has been hard at work on the new DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT and Ziltoid2 records for the past few months, preparing the world for Ziltoid The Omniscient's triumphant return and the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Epicloud! In support of this forthcoming epic double album due out in October, Hevy Devy will join ANIMALS AS LEADERS for a co-headlining tour in November/December with MONUMENTS as support.

See below for all tour dates, and stay tuned for more news about Ziltoid2 / the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT coming soon!

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, MONUMENTS North American tour dates
Nov. 17 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Nov. 18 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom *
Nov. 19 - Kelowna, BC - Level Nightclub *
Nov. 21 - Edmonton, AB - Union Hall
Nov. 22 - Calgary, AB - The Gateway *
Nov. 23 - Saskatoon, SK - O'Brians Event Centre
Nov. 24 - Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick Centre *
Nov. 25 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
Nov. 26 - Chicago, IL - Metro *
Nov. 28 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews Hall *
Nov. 29 - Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues
Nov. 30 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre *
Dec. 1 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda
Dec. 3 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live *
Dec. 4 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
Dec. 5 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium *
Dec. 6 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
Dec. 8 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage *
Dec. 10 - San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live
Dec. 11 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey Bar N Grill *
Dec. 13 - Englewood, CO - Gothic Theatre
Dec. 14 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater *
Dec. 15 - Mesa, AZ - The Nile Theatre
Dec. 16 - Los Angeles, CA - The Mayan *
Dec. 17 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
*=DTP closes show


 AUGUST 5th 2014
BELPHEGOR RETURN TO NORTH AMERICA

Diabolical Death Metal giants, BELPHEGOR, will make their long overdue return to our North American shores with a headlining tour this Fall! Joining them on their raid of conquest and blasphemy dubbed the “Voices From The Dark” tour 2014, is a cornucopia of the finest metal miscreants the world has to offer. The kings of atmospheric blackened avant-garde metal, ROTTING CHRIST [Greece], as well as BEHEADED from Malta and SVART CROWN from France.


 
“BELPHEGOR is still brutal and consistent, rolling in worldwide like a wartime tank,” comments BELPHEGOR frontman Helmuth Lehner. “It will be a pleasure to conquer the states again. On »CONJURING THE DEAD« we celebrate Diabolical Death Musick with one of our most brutal offerings yet. Join the BELPHEGOR rituals and go to hell with us.”
 
BELPHEGOR´S "VOICES FROM THE DARK" TOUR 2014!
 09/24/14 New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
 09/25/14 Montreal, QC - Club Soda
 09/26/14 Toronto, ON - The Opera House
 09/27/14 Lakewood, OH - The Foundry
 09/29/14 Chicago, IL - Reggie's Rock Club
 10/01/14 Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
 10/02/14 Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue
 10/03/14 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
 10/04/14 Portland, OR - Tonic Lounge
 10/05/14 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
 10/07/14 San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge
 10/08/14 W. Hollywood, CA - House of Blues
 10/09/14 Las Vegas, NV - LVCS
 10/10/14 Phoenix, AZ - Joe's Grotto
 10/11/14 El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
 
Check out the official video clip for the title-track of BELPHEGOR’s upcoming album »CONJURING THE DEAD«, http://youtu.be/x09sTIjual8?list=PLC8F9055814D25F65! The clip features German fetish /tattoo model Makani Terror.
 
»CONJURING THE DEAD« is the tenth studio album from one of metal’s most bizarre and authentic bands; BELPHEGOR. »CONJURING THE DEAD« will be unleashed on August 5th [North America] August 8th [EU] and August 11th [UK/FR] via Nuclear Blast. The minions of death can now pre-order the album in several formats, http://media.nuclearblast.de/shoplanding/2014/belphegor/belphegor-conjuring-the-dead.html

AUGUST 5th 2014
GREAT AMERICAN NIGHTMARE ADDS STREET DRUM CORPS PERFORMANCE
Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare has added two distinct performances from renowned percussionists Street Drum Corps to run throughout the ultimate Halloween horror event’s two-city engagement. Street Drum Corps’ high-energy drum and percussion show, founded a decade ago by Bobby Alt, Adam Alt and Frank Zummo, will entertain and engage patrons on the Great American Nightmare’s Bloody Boulevard in both Scottsdale, AZ and Chicago (Villa Park, IL).


 
Street Drum Corps brings its Blood Drums Halloween stage show to WestWorld of Scottsdale in Arizona with three performances every Friday and Saturday, and two performances on Thursdays and Sundays throughout the Great American Nightmare’s September 19-November 1 run. Blood Drums has been featured at over a dozen theme park theaters and fairs since 2010, and is seen by over 300,000 park guests per season.
 
At the Odeum Expo in Villa Park, IL (just outside Chicago), Street Drum Corps will roam the Bloody Boulevard at all Great American Nightmare dates from September 26-November 1 with its atmospheric Prime Evil Percussion, regaling guests as they wait in line for the haunted attractions. Since 2004, Prime Evil Percussion has also entertained more than 300,000 people each year.
 
As previously announced, Rob Zombie will be performing at the opening night of the Great American Nightmare in both Scottsdale (September 19, with Powerman 5000) and Chicago (September 26). The fully immersive haunted house experience at both Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare destinations will feature three attractions based on Zombie’s own horror films:
 
In Scottsdale, patrons will take a sensory-deprived journey through The Lords Of Salem In Total Black Out before witnessing the debut of Captain Spaulding’s Clown School In 3D and The Devil’s Rejects. In Chicago, The Lords Of Salem In Total Black Out, The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto 3D, and Haunt Of 1,000 Corpses – first seen at the inaugural Great American Nightmare in Pomona, CA in 2013 – have all been improved and enhanced based on visitor feedback.
 
Tickets for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare are on sale now at www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com, with prices starting at $25 for most nights. Tickets for opening night in each city include the Rob Zombie concert and are available starting at only $45. A limited number of VIP packages are also available for purchase at www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com. All VIP packages include a commemorative t-shirt and quicker access to the haunted attractions than general admission. Some packages also include a designated viewing area for the concert.

AUGUST 5th 2014
ABYSMAL DAWN UNVEIL NEW ALBUM DETAILS
Modern death metal masters, ABYSMAL DAWN, return with a massive display of refined brutality on their fourth full-length Obsolescence.  Obsolescence will be released October 28th in North America (UK/World October 27th and Germany/Benelux/Finland on October 24th) via Relapse Records.  Pre-orders for Obsolescence will be available shortly, the album will be available in CD, LP and digital formats.


ABYSMAL DAWN strikes the perfect balance between extreme songwriting and exceptional skill with an infectious blend of technical yet memorable riffs, throat shredding vocals, and crushing rhythms delivered with machine gun precision. With Obsolescence, ABYSMAL DAWN unleash a veritable beast of a record and the perfect example of what 21st century death metal should sound like.  The album was produced by Mike Bear at Artisan Road and mixed and mastered by John Haddad at Trench Studios.
 
Today the devastating, otherworldly artwork by Par Oloffson (The Faceless, Spawn of Possession) and the track listing for Obsolescence has been revealed.
 
Front Man Charles Elliott spoke about Obsolescence
 
"Three years have passed since the release of 'Leveling the Plane of Existence', and it's high-time we released another slab of epic, bludgeoning death metal. This album took over a year and a half to come to fruition between writing and recording, and I think the blood sweat and tears definitely show in the final work of art.
 
The title of the record is inspired by the term 'planned obsolescence', and is applied to all of mankind. In business terms, it means to manufacture a product that's made to breakdown after a certain amount of time, so that it can be replaced. People. Societies, governments and religions all have an expiration date for their usefulness in this world; they break down and are replaced just like any other commodity. If you follow the band, you know that dehumanization is a running theme with us, and you'll be relieved to know we aren't singing about rainbows, puppies and the girl next-door on this one.
 
I also have to say, it was a great pleasure of mine to have our friend and amazing guitarist, Christian Muenzer, lay down a guest solo on a track. My teenage guitar hero Bobby Koelble shreds on a song as well, making it the only metal album I can think of that he played on since 'Symbolic'! That in itself is a huge honor for me.
 
We even did a cover song of DISSECTION 'Night's Blood' that I think everyone will enjoy. We tried hard to obtain the integrity and vibe of the original and I think we achieved that. It's the first cover we ever recorded. So we made sure we did it right!
 
When all is said and done, I believe this is to be our crowning achievement so far, and I'm sure the fans will agree once they hear it. Thank you for all your support over the years. See you all on tour this Fall!"
 
Obsolescence Track Listing:
1. Human Obsolescence
2. Perfecting Slavery (featuring Christian Muenzer)
3. Inanimate
4. Devouring the Essence of God (featuring Bobby Koelble)
5. One Percent Incomplete
6. Loathed in Life / Praised in Death
7. By My Demons
8. Laborem Liberat Te
9. The Inevitable Return to Darkness
Bonus Track:
10. Night's Blood (DISSECTION cover)
 
For More Info Visit:
https://www.facebook.com/AbysmalDawn
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http://www.relapse.com

AUGUST 2nd 2014
EXODUS NEW ALBUM AND TOUR
Legendary thrash metal band EXODUS have revealed the never-before-seen album art for their upcoming album, Blood In, Blood Out, hitting retail and digital outlets this fall via Nuclear Blast. The album art was illustrated by Swedish artist Par Olofsson, known worldwide for his incredible renderings that have graced the covers of countless heavy metal albums, including EXODUS’ Let There Be Blood (2008).

The concept for the art was impressively envisaged by Olofsson based on the album title alone, as Gary Holt explains: “I fed him the title and he immediately came up with the final concept, and it’s perfect! One of my favorite covers we’ve ever done and it fits the title and theme to a T!”

Blood In, Blood Out is EXODUS’ tenth studio album and marks the band’s first release with returning vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza since 2004’s Tempo Of The Damned. Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett recently announced his special guest solo for one of the tracks on the album via Rolling Stone. More album & pre-order details will be released soon.

Celebrating the imminent release of Blood In, Blood Out, EXODUS will head out this fall with a full South American tour leading into a supporting run with fellow metal titans Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies on the Scion-sponsored fall leg of their United States onslaught. The tour launches on November 11th with two consecutive shows at The Fox Theater in Oakland, California, includes two headlining off-dates, and wraps up in Detroit, Michigan at The Fillmore on December 5th. Tickets are on sale now via the links on the official EXODUS Facebook page.

Due to the overwhelmingly demand, EXODUS is making their VIP Experience packages available for the entire tour via www.SLOtix.com. Fans are encouraged to get them as soon as possible, as VIP package sales will close seven days prior to each show day.

For fans who have already purchased their show ticket and would like to be part of the EXODUS VIP Experience, contact SLO Customer Service at 888-756-4849 or customerservice@slotix.com.

The EXODUS VIP Experience Meet & Greet Package includes:
- One Premium Reserved ticket OR One General Admission Ticket
- Early entry to venue
- Meet & Greet with select members of EXODUS
- Autographed EXODUS Poster
- EXODUS tour t-Shirt
- Collectible EXODUS laminate to commemorate your evening
- Coupon for 25% discount at the online EXODUS merchandise store
- On-site check-in staff

All EXODUS VIP Experience attendees will be included in a giveaway for either an autographed Gary Holt signature guitar or an EXODUS guitar. At the end of the tour, Gary Holt will personally call the winner himself to announce that they’ve won!

EXODUS in South America
08/10 – Montreal, WC @ Heavy MTL - Main Stage B at 1:30PM
10/01 - Belem, Brazil @ Botequim
10/02 - Brasilia, Brazil @ CEDEC
10/04 - Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Carioca Club
10/05 - Rio De Janeiro @ Brazil Circo Voador
10/07 - Asuncion, Paraguay @ Kop Town
10/09 - Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Groove
10/11 - Santiago, Chile @ Club Kmasu Premier
10/12 - Antofagasta, Chile @ Rock and Soccer
10/14 - Lima, Peru @ Centrica
10/16 - San Jose, Costa Rica @ Club Pepper's
10/18 - Mexico City, Mexico @ Circo Volador

EXODUS in North America with Slayer & Suicidal Tendencies
11/11 – The Fox Theater - Oakland, CA (2nd show added!)
11/12 – The Fox Theater - Oakland, CA
11/14 – The Forum - Inglewood, CA
11/15 – Comerica Theatre - Phoenix, AZ
11/17 – Coca Cola Bricktown Events Venter - Oklahoma City, OK
11/18 – ACL Live at the Moody Theater - Austin, TX
11/19 – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie - Grand Prairie (Dallas), TX
11/21 – Hard Rock Café/Hard Rock Live - Orlando, FL
11/22 – The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA
11/24 - Empire - North Springfield, VA (just added – EXODUS ONLY)
11/23 – The Fillmore - Charlotte, NC
11/25 – Washington Avenue Armory - Albany, NY
11/26 – Sands Bethlehem Event Center - Bethlehem, PA
11/28 – The Palladium - Worcester, MA
11/29 – Wellmont Theatre - Montclair, NJ
11/30 – Tower Theater - Upper Darby (Philadelphia), PA
12/02 – Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH
12/03 - Madison Theatre - Covington, KY (just added – EXODUS ONLY)
12/04 – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre - Indianapolis, IN
12/05 – The Fillmore Detroit - Detroit, MI

 

 

JULY 30th 2014
WOLF PREMIERE NEW VIDEO "SHARK ATTACK"
Sweden's pack of Heavy Metal stalwarts, WOLF, returns with their seventh studio album entitled simply Devil Seed. The album will be released on August 25th in Europe and on September 2nd in North America via Century Media Records and today the band is premiering their first music video from the album via metalhammer.com!
 
To watch "Shark Attack", click the link below:  
http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/news/2014-07-30/premiere-wolf-shark-attack
 
WOLF comments: "Here it is... the "Shark Attack" video in all its glory. No story, no acting, no bullshit - just full throttle velocity of in-your-face Heavy Metal. Once again we have teamed up with Owe Lingvall at Dreamday Media, who directed our previous videos "Absinthe", "Voodoo" and "I Will Kill Again". We filled an old barn with lights, smoke, sweat and pure metal and almost burned it down. So until you hear the full "Devil Seed" album, please enjoy the SHARK ATTACK!"
 
 
Devil Seed is available in the following formats:
 
Ltd Edition, CD Digipak (incl. 2 bonus tracks, different artwork color)
CD Jewelcase
180g black Vinyl + CD
180g red Vinyl + CD (limited to 200 copies)
Digital Download
 
All physical formats are available here: http://smarturl.it/devilseedCMD

 

JULY 28th 2014
MACHINE HEAD ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Bay Area Metal Titans MACHINE HEAD continue their live domination of North America with the announcement of their 21-show U.S. and Canadian trek in support of their debut studio album for Nuclear Blast Entertainment, due out this fall.

With a devastating line up that features support from Finnish heavy metal powerhouse CHILDREN OF BODOM and Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA with American melodic death/thrash openers BATTLECROSS, the tour launches on October 4th in Denver, Colorado and includes five Canadian cities before closing out in Hollywood, California on November 1st.
 
MACHINE HEAD frontman & guitarist Robb Flynn checks in about the touring line-up and the upcoming shows:
 
Machine Head raised the bar with concert production for 2012 ‘s “Locust” tour, and now we plan to raise the bar again with our biggest US show yet, and the strongest line-up out there for 2014, PERIOD!! This is a MUST SEE event for any heavy metal fan in America! I am stoked that we were able to join up with our friends in Children Of Bodom, one of the premier power metal bands of our time, and our friends in Battlecross, who we toured with on Mayhem last year, and are going to bring the old-school thrash vibe. Epica’s symphonic metal will add a touch of much needed class to the drunken shenanigans that will surely take place on this raucous tour. Come out and be a part of history ladies and gentlemen!!
 
CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman & guitarist Alexi Laiho adds: “We’ve rolled with Machine Head quite a few times in the past. My best memories are kick azz shows, parties, camaraderie and vocal coaching from Robb Flynn way back in 2008, so I think we’ll have a good time tearing it up all over North America! Not a bad way to end the long and non stop tour cycle for “ Halo Of Blood ! “
 
“With this killer line-up, this tour is bound to be a great success,” states EPICA vocalist Simone Simons. “We will bring EPICA to a whole new level and I can't wait to play the new songs along with the old material overseas.” EPICA guitarist, songwriter, and founding member Mark Jansen shares: “MACHINE HEAD and CHILDREN OF BODOM are bands I listened to as teenager, so it's really amazing to be on this tour with EPICA."
 
BATTLECROSS guitarist Tony Asta contributes the following: “What an honor to be asked to join a tour in support of MACHINE HEAD's first album release on their new label! We’re really excited to reunite with Robb and the guys, as well as CHILDREN OF BODOM - both legendary bands and friends from last summer’s Mayhem Fest. And we’ll get to see what EPICA is all about. This is a tour with something for every metal head. We can’t wait to bring it brutal throughout the USA & Canada, banging heads and melting faces from coast-to-coast. See you in the pit!”


 
All tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 AM EST.
 
Confirmed tour dates for MACHINE HEAD, COB, EPICA, and BATTLECROSS include:
 
10/04/14 Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
10/06/14 Dallas, TX - House of Blues
10/07/14 Houston, TX - House of Blues
 10/09/14 Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
 10/10/14 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
 10/11/14 TBA
 10/12/14 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
 10/14/14 Toronto, ON - The Sound Academy
 10/15/14 Montreal, QC - Metropolis
 10/16/14 New York, NY - Terminal 5
 10/17/14 Worcester, MA - Palladium
 10/18/14 Cleveland, OH - Agora Theater
 10/20/14 Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
 10/21/14 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
 10/22/14 Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theater
 10/24/14 Saskatoon, SK - O’Brians
 10/26/14 Edmonton, AB - Shaw Conference Center
 10/28/14 Vancouver, B.C - The Vogue
 10/29/14 Seattle, WA - Showbox SODO
 10/31/14 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
 11/01/14 Hollywood, CA - Palladium
 
After their work at Jingletown Recording Studios in Oakland California, MACHINE HEAD are completing work on their eighth full-length studio album at Trident Studios in the San Francisco Bay Area.

JULY 28th 2014
ROB ZOMBIE'S HAUNTED HOUSES ADD CHICAGO SHOW
 
Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare has announced a second engagement for 2014. The ultimate Halloween horror event will invade the Chicago metropolitan area select nights from September 26-November 1 at Odeum Expo in Villa Park, IL.


 
Opening night will also feature a special one-night-only concert with groundbreaking musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie.
 
"I am thrilled to be able to expand the Great American Nightmare to TWO new cities this year,” said Zombie. My only goal is to make it twice as sick as last year."
 
The Great American Nightmare’s second city will feature three attractions based on Zombie’s own horror films: The Lords Of Salem In Total Black Out, The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto 3D, and Haunt Of 1,000 Corpses. These attractions were first seen at the 2013 GreatAmerican Nightmare debut in Pomona, California and have been improved and enhanced based on visitor feedback.
 
The fully immersive haunted house experience at Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will include the Bloody Boulevard with freak shows, musical entertainment, roaming characters, themed food and beverages, games and vendors each night.
 
”After the tremendous success last year we all felt we wanted to bring Great American Nightmare to as many people as possible,” says Great American Nightmare producer Steve Kopelman. “Chicago is a haunted house hotbed with the Odeum Expo center being the go-to haunted house venue for the past two decades. We really feel the Midwest will welcome this event with open arms and this will be the ultimate Chicagoland Halloween event.”
 
As previously announced, Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will also make its debut at WestWorld Of Scottsdale in Arizona for select nights from September 19-November 1. This engagement will feature the following three attractions--two that have never been seen before--based on Rob Zombie’s horror films: The Lords Of Salem In Total Black Out, Captain Spaulding’s Clown School In 3D, and The Devil’s Rejects.
 
At Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare, patrons will sequentially enter three different attractions, each completely different in look, theme and effects:
 
The Lords Of Salem In Total Black Out: This harrowing attraction--based on Zombie’s 2012 The Lords Of Salem independent horror film--is designed to twist the mind. It will accentuate some senses while limiting others. Fear of the dark, claustrophobia, and fear of the unknown will be preyed on as the visitor attempts to traverse this sixty-degree maze.
 
The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto 3D: Utilizing Chromadepth glasses, this innovative attraction will take the patron right into the middle of the irreverent world of Rob Zombie’s El Superbeasto 2009 animated exploitation musical horror comedy film based on the comic book series of the same name. The attraction’s unique surprise entrance, brilliant colors, sudden chills and startling thrills, and salacious humor will make patrons scream with fright and laughter.
 
Haunt Of 1,000 Corpses: This terrifying attraction pays homage to the exploitation horror film House Of 1,000 Corpses, directed by Rob Zombie. The extreme, traditional haunted house will take visitors on a walking journey through a recreation of the film’s “Museum of Monsters & Madmen” along with an expanded “Murder Ride,” confronting notorious serial killers along the way. This high impact, highly detailed attraction will use state of the art animatronics, video effects, costuming, sound, scents and lights.

Tickets for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare go on sale Wednesday, July 30 at 10:00 AM CT at www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com , with prices starting at only $25 for September 27-November 1. Each ticket includes access to all haunted house attractions and the Bloody Boulevard activities.

Tickets for opening night (September 26) include the Rob Zombie   concert and will be available starting at only $45. A limited number of VIP packages will also be available for purchase at www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com. All VIP packages include a commemorative t-shirt and quicker access to the haunted attractions than general admission. Some packages also include a designated viewing area for the concert.

Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will celebrate the Halloween season on the following dates between September 26 and November 1:
 
September: 26, 27
October: 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31
November: 1
           
Hours for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will be 7:00 PM until midnight (Fridays and Saturdays) and 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM (Thursdays and Sundays).
 
Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare is a creative collaboration between master of the macabre Rob Zombie and preeminent haunted house producer Steve Kopelman. The event is produced by Rob Zombie, Steve Kopelman and Andy Gould.
 
Odeum Expo is located at 1033 North Villa Avenue in Villa Park, IL, just outside Chicago. It’s easily accessible from downtown Chicago by major highways, and from the Tri-State area by tollways.
 
Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare is presented by 101WKQX.
 
Website: www.GreatAmericanNightmare.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RobZombiesGreatAmericanNightmare
Instagram: http://instagram.com/rzgreatamericannightmare
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RobZombiesGAN
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/RobZombiesGAN

JULY 28th 2014
MONUMENTS ANNOUNCE MORE TOUR DATES
MONUMENTS have announced another string of North American dates. This run will be with POLYPHIA, VILLAINS and LIONFIGHT. See dates below.
 
Check out "The Alchemist" taken from the album THE AMANUENSIS  
in stores now via Century Media:    
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTKB5enjIN4&feature=youtu.be
 
Available now online:
Amazon:  
http://www.amazon.com/monuments+the+amanuensis
iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-amanuensis/id892768897

 
CURRENT DATES:
07/25 @ Reggie's - Chicago, IL 
07/26 @ The Garage - Burnsville, MN 
07/27 @ West End Cultural Centre - Winnipeg, MB 
07/28 @ The Exchange - Regina, SK 
07/29 @ The Den, Calgary, AB 
07/30 @ Kelowna, BC - Rutland Centennial Hall 
07/31 @ The Rio Theatre, Vancouver, BC 
08/01 @ Chop Suey - Seattle, WA 
08/02 @ Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR 
08/03 @ Oakland Metro - Oakland, CA 
08/04 @ The Lyric - Los Angeles, CA 
08/05 @ Southern Nevada Sports Centre - Las Vegas, NV
08/06 @ The Underground - Mesa, AZ
08/07 @ Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
08/08 @ Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
08/09 @ Jackpot - Lawrence, KS
08/10 @ Fubar - St. Louis, MO
08/11 @ Park Street Saloon - Columbus, OH
08/12 @ The Concourse - Knoxville, TN
08/13 @ Blind Tiger - Greensboro, NC
08/14 @ 1904 Music Hall - Jacksonville, FL
08/15 @ Propaganda - Lake Worth, FL
08/16 @ Backbooth - Orlando, FL
08/17 @ Vinyl At Center Stage - Atlanta, GA
08/19 @ Tomcats - Fort Worth, TX
08/20 @ Red 7 - Austin, TX
08/21 @ Fitzgerald's - Houston, TX
 
NEW DATES:
9/12 Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar
9/13 Allentown, PA @ Planet Trog
9/14 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
9/15 Marietta, GA @ Swayze's
9/17 La Crosse, WI @ The Warehouse
9/18 Springfield, MO @ The Outland Ballroom
9/19 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
9/20 Burnsville, MN @ The Garage
9/21 Milwaukee, WI @ The Metal Grill
9/22 Barrington, IL @ Penny Road Pub
9/23 Hamtramck, MI @ Paychecks Lounge
9/24 Springfield, VA @ Empire
9/25 Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joe's
9/26 Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts Theatre
9/28 Brooklyn, NY @ Coco 66

 

JULY 23rd 2014
ERNIE BALL BATTLE OF THE BANDS
RETURNS TO ROCKSTAR UPROAR FESTIVAL
The battle is on, as the Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands returns to the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival for a fourth consecutive year in 2014. The annual competition is underway now for most dates on the touring rock music and lifestyle festival, and runs through September 12 (deadlines vary by market). Bands can enter the Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands—and fans can vote for their favorite band—at http://uproar.battleofthebands.com. Bands will be chosen one week prior to the venue they’ve selected to play.
 
Unsigned bands can enter to win a chance to play live on the Festival Stage at the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival in their market this August and September. Finalists will compete for the grand prize--valued at over $15,000--which includes a coveted spot on the 2015 Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival, the opportunity to record an EP with legendary producer/mixer Jay Baumgardner at NRG Recording Studios in Hollywood, CA, a Rockford Fosgate Prize Pack, Ernie Ball Guitar String Endorsement, Music Man Instruments, and more (see below for full prize listing).
 
The judges for the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival 2014 Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands will include Keith Nelson of Buckcherry and legendary producer/mixer Jay Baumgardner.
 
“Anyone can be an internet sensation and have their five minutes in the sun, but the bands that go on to have careers are the ones that deliver a killer live show,” says Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival co-producer John Oakes. “We’re always excited to partner with Ernie Ball to find new bands that fit that bill – and to help them launch those careers in front of the great UPROAR fans.”
 
The fifth annual Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival hits the road August 15 and runs through September 21. The festival’s powerful lineup includes multiplatinum mainstage bands Godsmack and Seether, along with Skillet, Buckcherry, Pop Evil, Escape The Fate, 3 Years Hollow, Within Reason, New Medicine, Sons of Revelry (2013 UPROAR/Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands winner), These Raven Skies, and Tattered.
 
Local 2014 Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands winners will have the chance to play in one of nearly two dozen UPROAR markets, including newly announced dates in Pittsburgh, PA, Albuquerque, NM, Irvine, CA and more.
 
2013 Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands winner Sons Of Revelry will be on the road with the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival throughout the five-week trek. The Brantford, Ontario quartet—Scottish expat Toby Black (lead vocals/lead guitar), Corey Brouwer (backing vocals/rhythm guitar), Arron Rayner (bass), and Sean Boyle (drums)—have the kind of cohesiveness, camaraderie and chops that other bands would kill for. The band recently recorded a pair of EPs in the span of a month – one with world renowned producer Jay Baumgardner (Sevendust, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Godsmack) and the other with Canadian producer Brian Moncarz (Silverstein, Bleeker Ridge, The Reason) – and will release them as a double EP just in time for the 2014 Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival. Visit www.sonsofrevelry.com for more information.
 
"Ernie Ball is excited to give Sons Of Revelry the opportunity to reach their dreams,” says Brian Ball, Vice President of Ernie Ball.  "As we've seen with previous winners Mindset Evolution and the Chuck Shaffer Picture Show, the Ernie Ball UPROAR Battle Of The Bands is a tremendous way for bands to record with a legendary producer and tour with rock's biggest bands."
 
To enter the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands, bands must complete a short informational profile and upload at least one MP3 to the Battle Of The Bands website (http://uproar.battleofthebands.com). Entrants should use the Band Promotional Toolkit provided in their profile after logging in to promote their entry on the web and drive fans to vote. Fans can also register at http://uproar.battleofthebands.com to become an official contest judge.
 
The top 100 Buzz Rated bands in each participating tour market will be judged by a panel of industry professionals and UPROAR artists. This panel will choose the winner for each local U.S. tour market. Winners for each local market will be announced two weeks before that tour date. The winner in each city will perform in the opening slot on the Festival Stage at the 2014 Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival. Each tour market’s winning band will be eligible to compete for the grand prize. One band will be chosen by the panel of judges to win the grand prize package from the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival andErnie Ball Music Man.
 
The grand prize package for the 2014 Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands winner includes:
 
·         A coveted spot to play live on the entire 2015 Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival
·         Record an EP with legendary producer Jay Baumgardner at NRG Recording Studios in Hollywood, CA
·         Rockford Fosgate Prize Pack valued at $2000
·         Ernie Ball Guitar String Endorsement
·         Music Man Instruments
·         Blackstar Guitar Amp (ID:60)
·         Mark Bass Bass Rig (Little Mark 250 + Standard Cabinet)
·         EV Microphone Pack
·         Apogee Duet
·         DW Drum Set
·         Zildjian Cymbal Pack
·         TC Electronic Pedal Pack.
 
Tickets for most Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival shows are on sale now at www.RockstarUPROAR.com.

 

JULY 18th 2014
DOYLE "ANNIHILATE AMERICA TOUR" ANNOUNCED
 
For the past few years, heavy music fans have been clamouring to witness Misfits guitarist DOYLE Wolfgang Von Frankenstein’s full band DOYLE in live-action glory. Coming fresh off the heels of their new album Abominator and several exclusive appearances at awards shows, conventions and beyond, DOYLE is pleased to announce their upcoming full U.S. tour, dubbed the “Annihilate America Tour”! DOYLE is DOYLE Wolfgang Von Frankenstein on guitar, Alex Wolfman Story on vocals, Dr. Chud on drums, and Left Hand Graham on bass.
 

The “Annihilate America Tour” tour kicks off on August 15, 2014 in Rochester, NY and visits 32 cities before closing in Lakewood, OR on September 15th. Ashylus is set to support DOYLE throughout the entire run.
 
Tickets are available now via www.OfficialDoyle.com or www.bandsintown.com/DoyleOfficial. A Pledge Music campaign will begin in one week that will focus on a follow-up tour to bring DOYLE to more cities in the fall and early winter. Stay tuned for more details coming soon!
 
Also, stay tuned for brand new merchandise coming to www.OfficialDoyle.com in the coming weeks!
 
DOYLE - ANNIHILATE AMERICA TOUR DATES:
 
8/15 - Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
8/16 - Stafford Springs, CT @ Stafford Palace Theatre
8/17 – Woodside, NY @ Blackthorn
8/18 - Long Branch, NJ @ The Brighton Bar
8/19 - Baltimore, MD @ The Metro Gallery
8/20 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Altar Bar
8/21 - Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
8/22 - Elizabethon, TN @ Bonnie Kate Theatre
8/23 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
8/24 - Jacksonville, FL @ Underbelly
8/25 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
8/26 - Ft. Worth, TX @ The Rail Club
8/27 – San Antonio, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Bar
8/28 - Mcallen, TX @ Aces North
8/29 – Laredo, TX @ L.I.F.E Downs Pavilion
8/30 –El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
8/31 – Tuscon, AZ @ The Fly Catcher
9/1 – Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
9/2 – Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s
9/3 – West Hollywood, CA @ Whiskey A Go Go
9/4 – San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
9/5 – Salem, OR @ Duffy’s Hanger
9/6 – Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge
9/7 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
9/8 – Spokane, WA @ The Hop
9/9 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar
9/10 – Denver, OR @ The Roxy
9/11 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
9/12 – Crest Hill, IL @ Bada Brew
9/13 – Kokomo, IN @ Centerstage
9/14 – Newport, KY @ Thompson House
9/15 – Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry

JULY 18th 2014
DORO BRINGS "30TH ANNIVERSARY" TOUR TO NORTH AMERICA

Having celebrated thirty years since the first time she took the stage this past May with a two-night live concert party in her hometown of Düsseldorf, Germany in addition to shows throughout Europe, the U.K., and Latin America, multi-decade recording artist/legendary metal maven DORO PESCH
will be bringing her career-spanning anniversary show to North America this Fall.


"The Anniversary Tour was incredibly well-received everywhere and we know there are many more places we need to get to," shares vocalist and songwriter, DORO. "I'm always super excited to play in the USA and Canada. Looking forward to seeing all our great fans, friends, and metalheads again.  See you soon... Raise Your Fist!"

Fans will soon be invited to participate in an online poll to select the set lists for the tour via
Doro's official Facebook page. Additional plans for a second leg of the tour in the US for Spring 2015.
 
DORO 30 Years - Strong & Proud North American Tour:
10/10/2014 Route 20 Outhouse - Sturtevant, WI
10/11/2014 Pov's 65 - Spring Lake Park, MN
10/12/2014 Mojoes - Joliet, IL
10/14/2014 Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
10/15/2014 Altar Bar - Pittsburgh, PA
10/16/2014 Hard Luck Bar - Toronto, ON
10/18/2014 Salle Multi - Quebec City, QC
10/19/2014 Petit Campus - Montreal, QC
10/20/2014 The Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY
 
This Fall, the Nuclear Blast Webshop will have the import version of DORO's Raise Your Fist - 30 Years Anniversary Edition available to coincide with the October tour. A re-release of 2012's Raise Your Fist album, it will include new and rare tracks plus a bonus CD entitled Powerful Passionate Favorites comprised of cover versions of Dio, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, and Kiss songs.