Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Stabbing Westward Rises Again As The Dreaming

Releases new album titled RISE AGAIN on Metropolis Records


THE DREAMING's new album Rise Again, which will be released on February 10, 2015 via Metropolis Records, is deliberately pointed in its name. The band, which is a reunion of Stabbing Westward's founding members Christopher Hall (lead singer) and Walter Flakus (keyboards, programming), makes no attempt to hide their plans. The Dreaming intend to deliver an album that brings back the early Stabbing Westward sound that fans have been asking for.

Although the name Stabbing Westward is now dead and buried (they disbanded in early 2002), Hall and Flakus are ecstatic to return with the intense and haunting music that made them multi-platinum artists. The Dreaming is rounded out with guitarist Carlton Bost (Orgy, Deadsy), bassist Brent Ashley (Static X) and one-time Stabbing Westward drummer Johnny Haro.

Hall and Flakus were renowned for their songwriting during the 1990s, mostly through Stabbing Westward's massive radio hits, yielding two gold records. A total of six Stabbing Westward songs landed in the Top 25 of the Billboard Mainstream Rock charts, including three in the top ten: "What Do I Have To Do?", "Save Yourself" and "Shame". Visually, the band also took advantage of the video world, becoming internationally mainstays on MTV and other music channels . As a testament that their music wasn't just suited to the studio, the band proved their musical prowess by sharing stages with such luminaries as Depeche Mode, the Sex Pistols, Kiss, Killing Joke, Front 242, Placebo and The Cult.
Emerging from Stabbing Westward's break-up in 2002, Hall formed The Dreaming and released its debut album Etched in Blood in 2008. After some heady reconciliation, Flakus rejoined his former bandmate and brought the musical partnership back full circle. The resulting album Rise Again reignites spark of their original band, as evidenced in its first single "Alone" which can be found here:

Rise Again will be released February 10, 2015 on Metropolis Records. The Dreaming is Christopher Hall (lead vocals), Walter Flakus (keyboards, programming), Carlton Bost (guitars), Brant Ashley (bass) and Johnny Haro (drums).






Caleb Nott and Georgia Nott, the highly celebrated brother and sister who comprise the band Broods, have soared to musical fame in North America through what Entertainment Weekly called ‘uncluttered songwriting and haunting knack for synth-propped melody’.

Having just completed a sold-out US tour supporting UK soul artist Sam Smith, a massive sold-out show at the El Rey theatre in Los Angeles, and a stint down at Austin City Limits, the New Zealand duo are headed back to the states with US dates beginning in March. 

Fader called their October 7 Capitol Records debut album, ‘Evergreen’, ‘Elegant Pop’, while Billboard states their sparse arrangements which (go) down easy while hinting at the heights this young act could eventually achieve”.  The album was produced in New Zealand by Grammy-award winning producer Joel Little (Lorde, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, Elliphant). ‘Evergreen’ achieved the second highest debut on the CMJ charts week of release.

The band performed and was nominated three times at this year’s Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards: Where they took home the award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year. Broods have garnered more than 35 million Spotify streams worldwide, on Spotify, and were praised by Buzzfeed and Entertainment Weekly as the most underrated artists of 2014 respectively.

“Evergreen” is available on iTunesAmazonGoogle Play, Spotify and in record stores nationwide. Tour dates are as follows:

3/4/2015            San Diego        CA        The Irenic
3/5/2015            Los Angeles      CA        The Fonda Theatre
3/6/2015            Santa Ana         CA        The Observatory
3/7/2015            San Francisco   CA        Regency Ballroom
3/9/2015            Portland            OR       Wonder Ballroom
3/10/2015          Seattle              WA       Neumos
3/11/2015          Vancouver        BC        Imperial
3/13/2015          Salt Lake City    UT        The Complex
3/14/2015          Denver              CO       Bluebird Theater
3/16/2015          Minneapolis      MN       Fine Line Music Cafe
3/17/2015          Milwaukee         WI        The Rave Bar
3/18/2015          Chicago            IL          Bottom Lounge
3/20/2015          Toronto             ON       The Hoxton
3/21/2015          Montreal           QC       Corona Theatre
3/22/2015          Cambridge        MA       The Sinclair
3/23/2015          Brooklyn           NY        Music Hall Of Williamsburg
3/27/2015          Washington       DC       9:30 Club
3/28/2015          Charlotte           NC        Visulite Theatre
3/29/2015          Atlanta              GA       Masquerade (Hell Stage)
3/31/2015          Houston            TX        Fitzgerald's
4/1/2015            Dallas               TX        Trees
4/2/2015            Austin               TX        Emo's Austin


Available Now on Beatport, December 19 via iTunes
International DJ and producer STEVE AOKI has released “Born To Get Wild (Remixes)” available now on Beatport.  The original version of the track featuring was released on AOKI’s 2014 release NEON FUTURE I. The remix bundle features Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike (#2 favorite DJs in DJ Mag’s Top 100 of 2014) Vs BoostedKids, Autoerotique, Bare and STEVE AOKI’s own club edition of the track. All remixes will be available on iTunes December 19.

Skrillex "Dirty Vibe" remixes

Skrillex has announced the Dirty Vibe Remixes EP, out December 16th on OWSLA. Skrillex tapped Diplo and Korean rappers G-Dragon and CL for "Dirty Vibe" on his debut Recess LP earlier this year, and now the track gets remix treatment from DJ Snake & Aazar, Jack Beats, Habstrakt and Ricky Remedy.

Listen to Ricky Remedy's take on the song below and keep an eye out for the rest over the next few days.

Spank Rock

Spank Rock has released a video of his club smash "Gully" featuring Amanda Blank Live at "Check Yo Ponytail" hot on the heels of his new EP 'The Upside' that came out yesterday via Bad Blood / Boys Noize Records. The song has been a DJ favorite this year featured in sets from Skrillex, Atrak, Brodinski, Annie Mac and more.

Watch Spank Rock "Gully" feat. Amanda Blank LIVE:

*New Music Download* TWIZTID "The Darkness"

The Darkness
Majik Ninja Entertainment
27 January 2015

Underground hip-hop's demented horrorcore duo TWIZTID recently announced that their highly-anticipated new album, The Darkness, will hit stores on January 27, 2015 via their new label, Majik Ninja Entertainment.

Rolling Stone calls TWIZTID's first new single, "Back To Hell",  "searing" and "dark and grungy".

Jamie Madrox states, “I just listened to the entire The Darkness record and all I can say is that I'm thankful that after all these years we still kick much ass at what we do and we haven't lost the magic and intensity in us or our music that we initially started with almost 17 years ago!”

Make sure to pick up your pre-order copy of The Darkness and peruse new merchandise bundle options at! TWIZTID will be mailing a free limited edition single with all orders over $30.

Catch TWIZTID attheir 7th annual New Years Evil party on December 31st at The Agora in Cleveland, OH! The party will also feature performances fromBlaze Ya Dead Homie,Swag Toof,AJAX, and Insane Eric. VIP packs are available now via

Watch some recent music videos from the warped world of TWIZTID here:

- ‘Breakdown’ via the official TWIZTID YouTube here.

- ‘The Deep End’ feat. Caskey (A New Nightmare EP):

- ‘Down With Us’ (A New Nightmare EP):

- ‘Sick Man’ feat. Blaze Ya Dead Homie (A New Nightmare EP): --- Music video feature SID HAIG (Captain Spaulding in Rob Zombie's House of 1,000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects) and Kane Hodder (played Jason in Friday The 13th 7, 8, 9, 10)

For more information on TWIZTID, please visit: *official webstore* 

New POUND OF FLESH Music Video for "One-Time Offer"

New POUND OF FLESH Music Video for “One-Time Offer” Streaming Now via REVOLVER Magazine

Featuring Ex-MINISTRY Keyboardist Darrell James
New Album “Pills” Out Now via WuLi Records


Chicago, IL alt-electronic hard rock group POUND OF FLESH (featuring former Ministry keyboardist Darrell James) recently released their latest album Pills via WuLi Records and INgrooves Music Group. Today, REVOLVER Magazine is exclusively hosting a brand music video for the new track “One-Time Offer”. Watch the video here:

The video was directed and edited by Steven McIntosh with cinematographers Beth Hollander and Elizabeth Fraiberg from e3Photography.

POUND OF FLESH frontman and keyboardist Darrell James states, “The concept for the song and video is that I'm the devil giving you a one-time offer and leading you into temptation with sex, drugs, and rock and roll. It’s about lust, it’s about indulgence, it’s about being drawn to something that you’re afraid to give in to… lured or guided by the little devil on your shoulder to take a chance, have fun, give in, and enjoy yourself because you don’t know what is next.”

James adds, “We felt it was the perfect song to introduce POF to the world since the song incorporates most of the aspects of what POF is all about—good old-fashioned sex, drugs, and rock and roll!”

Pills can be ordered here via iTunes. Mixing an intense and raw electronic sound with heavy, clean production, Pills is both a great follow-up to 2012’s singular counterpart Pill, as well as a perfect introduction to POF’s sound for new fans.

Recorded at Paragon and Drakeraven studios, the album was produced by POF vocalist and lead programmer Darrell James (formerly of Ministry and Revolting Cocks) and keyboardist Steven McIntosh, and was mastered by Doug McBride at Gravity Studios in Chicago.

Catch POUND OF FLESH at the Copernicus Center in Chicago, IL on January 11, 2015. For more info, visit

POUND OF FLESH was formed in the late 90’s, and released their first full-length record in 2000, entitled Red & Black. The album received critical acclaim and support from over 250 radio stations nationwide.

While touring regionally in support of Red & Black, frontman Darrell James was introduced to the legendary Al Jourgenson of Ministry. James was invited by Jourgenson to play keyboards during Ministry’s 2003 “Fornicatour.” Darrell agreed, and was subsequently asked to stay on for their 2004 “Evil Doer” tour. Additionally, Darrell’s keyboard and programming work can be heard on Ministry’s Rantology and Rio Grande Blood as well as the Revolting CocksCocked and Loaded.

In 2008, Darrell started collaborating with keyboardist Steven McIntosh on new material. After perfecting their sound and recruiting the rest of the current incarnation of the band, POF released their aforementioned 2012 album Pill. This marked the launch of what now exists as POUND OF FLESH.

To learn more about POUND OF FLESH, please visit these websites:

Darrell James Vocals and programming
Steven McIntosh Keyboards
Alan Stehman Guitars
Jack Curylo Bass Guitar
Jarek "Jerry" Lukomski Drums

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Marilyn Manson: The Definitive Box Available For Pre-Order Now

THE DEFINITIVE BOX Available For Pre-Order Now
THE DEFINITIVE BOX is a deluxe, limited edition box set of THE PALE EMPEROR designed by Marilyn Manson and Willo Perron & Associates exclusively for the Marilyn Manson webstore.

- Grey cloth-bound collectors box

- Front cover with debossed logotype and high-gloss cover photo tip-in

- Back cover features black foil-stamped Marilyn Manson monogram logo [Inside]

- Two discs pressed by RTI on HQ-180, audiophile-grade white vinyl
(Side D includes three bonus tracks)

- Exclusive Definitive Box LP sleeves printed full-color on UV-coated stock

- Exclusive Definitive Box CD packaged with uncoated dark grey recycled card paper

- Fold-out photo printed on newsprint with rich, smearing black ink

- Five lithograph photos by Nicholas Cope wrapped in tissue paper with a wax seal

- Collectible MP3 download card printed on grit-finish stock (three bonus tracks included)

Available 1-20-15
THE PALE EMPEROR Definitive Box is available worldwide exclusively at

This site also offers special CD, Vinyl & T-shirt bundles for fans within the U.S.

CD, Vinyl & T-shirt bundles are available to all fans outside the U.S. at 9:30 a.m. GMT 

on November 26, 2014:

Monday, November 24, 2014


Six-DVD Collection Chronicles The Band's Special Relationship With MTV Through Live Performances, Award Show Highlights, And A New Feature-Length Documentary R.E.M. By MTV

Clip Premiering Today via The Wall Street Journal Speakeasy Blog

LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 24, 2014 - R.E.M. and MTV came of age together. From the start, their fates were intertwined, with the band releasing its first single in July 1981, just weeks before the network premiered its first music video. From that point on, MTV documented everything about R.E.M, their music, their stories, and ultimately, their decision to disband in 2011.

This entire story, beginning to end, is chronicled in REMTV, a new six-DVD set that includes live performances, award show highlights, and television appearances, as well as a new documentary about their shared history entitled R.E.M BY MTV, directed by Alexander Young. REMTV is available today via Rhino at retail outlets for a suggested list price of $99.98.

Watch a clip from the Deleted Scenes of the documentary R.E.M. By MTV today, via The Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy Blog HERE.

"It occurred to us that there's all this footage of some of the band's absolute career highlights sitting in some MTV vaults in London and New York-- and thanks to a lot of effort and digging and arranging, this is our chance to share that music with various generations of R.E.M. fans in a pretty unique release," said longtime manager Bertis Downs. "And Alexander Young's documentary is a fine way to tell the story of R.E.M. through its various twists and turns, as captured in real time by MTV's cameras-- it has some great funny bits too!"

The first disc combines both of the group's performances on MTV Unplugged (1991 and 2001) and features the outtakes that debuted earlier this year on the audio release Unplugged: The Complete 1991 And 2001 Sessions, including songs like "Get Up," "The One I Love" and "World Leader Pretend."

"This is the first DVD project to unite material from all across Viacom's networks," said Bill Flanagan, EVP of the Viacom Music Group. "Not only are we drawing from the vaults of MTV - domestic and international - but from VH1, Comedy Central, and Nickelodeon.  I don't think anyone realized just how much terrific R.E.M. footage we were sitting on. To gather the best of it in one collection is pretty overwhelming. R.E.M. started great, stayed great and ended great - here's the evidence."

The band's 1998 appearance on VH1's Storytellers opens the second disc, and has been expanded with unaired performances of several songs, including "New Test Leper" and "(Don't Go Back to) Rockville." Also featured are performances taken from various MTV award shows through the years, as well as the band's 2007 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Longtime fans will certainly delight in two vintage performances included here. First is a 1983 performance of "So. Central Rain" and "Carnival of Sorts (Box Cars)" from Livewire. The next clip features five songs the band played in 1984 on The Cutting Edge, including "Driver 8" and a cover of Brownsville Station's "Smokin' in the Boys Room."

The next three discs present a trove of rare live performances recorded between 1995 and 2008 in countries around the world. Of the 99 songs that are spread across these three discs, nearly half are unique song titles, offering a deep exploration of the band's live legacy. Especially noteworthy are two massive free concerts filmed for broadcast: Live In Cologne (5/12/01) and R.E.M. Live In Athens, Greece (10/5/08). More than a dozen songs from those shows did not air during the original broadcasts. Both concerts appear here in their entirety for the first time.

Undoubtedly, the heart of this superb collection is the new feature-length documentary, R.E.M. By MTV, included on the final disc. Drawing exclusively on archival events, the film traces R.E.M. and MTV in real time, which makes it feel as exciting and immediate as it did when it was happening. "All the energy and momentum of both the band and the network come roaring through," writes Anthony DeCurtis in the set's liner notes.


DVD Listing

Disc One
Unplugged 1991
Outtakes 1991
Unplugged 2001
Outtakes 2001

Disc Two
VH1 Storytellers
Storytellers Outtakes
The Cutting Edge
MTV 10th Anniversary Special
Video Music Awards 1993
Video Music Awards 1995
European Music Awards 1998
European Music Awards 2001
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction 2007
The Colbert Report 2008

Disc Three
R.E.M. In Dallas
R.E.M. Uplink At Bowery Ballroom
Live In Cologne
Live In Cologne Outtakes

Disc Four
R.E.M. At The Tabernacle, London
MTV Sonic Milan
Rock AM Ring
Rock AM Ring Outtakes

Disc Five
Live At Rolling Stone, Milan
Live At Oxegen Festival
R.E.M. Live In Athens, Greece

Disc Six
Deleted Scenes

Monday, November 17, 2014


Kicking off January 21st in Washington, D.C. iconic rockstar Marilyn Manson will embark on "THE HELL NOT HALLELUJAH TOUR(full dates below) in support of his forthcoming album'THE PALE EMPEROR' out January 20thTickets will go on sale for all dates starting November 21st and fans purchasing tickets will receive a free digital copy of 'THE PALE EMPEROR' to be delivered on the albums release date. Joining Marilyn Manson on the national headlining tour will be album collaborator and guitarist Tyler Bates, longtime bassist Twiggy Ramirez, Gil Sharone on drums and Paul Wiley on guitar.




1/21 - Washington, DC - The Fillmore
1/23 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
1/24 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
1/26 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
1/27 - Long Island, NY - Paramount
1/28 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
1/30 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
1/31 - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem
 2/2 -  Toronto, ON - Sound Academy
2/3 -   Detroit, MI - Fillmore
2/5 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
2/7 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
2/9 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
2/11 - Denver, CO - Filmore
2/13 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee
2/14 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues.