Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Child of Lov drops new track + More coming via Facebook

"Rotisserie" is the latest offering from The Child of Lov who is currently working on a debut album which includes collaborations with Damon Albarn, DOOM, and more. This track is not from the forthcoming album, but rather is a stand-alone cosmic exploration.

The Child of Lov was discovered by Georgia resident Trey Reames (3rdegree), who originally hooked Cee-Lo up with Dangermouse for a collaboration that lead to Gnarls Barkley. The artist's first transmission was a demo for "Heal" which premiered on Pitchfork. "Heal" is the same demo that originally caught the attention of Trey Reames and later had Damon Albarn jumping out of his seat. The Child of Lov later blessed us with the irresistible "Give Me", which premiered via Complex. Now, the slow-burning, intergalactic R 'n' B of "Rotisserie" debuts at Okayplayer.

Visit The Child of Lov's Facebook page, here, for a free download. Like the page and check back over the coming weeks to get more free tunes as well as daily pearls of spiritual wisdom from the digital shaman. 

Lostprophets Announce Late Summer Headline Tour Featuring Support From L.A. Teen Rock Outfit Cherri Bomb; Welsh Rockers Currently Wrapping Up Stint on Vans Warped Tour; New LP 'Weapons' Available Now on Fearless Records

Chart-topping Welsh rockers LOSTPROPHETS are currently rocking mainstage audiences on the Vans Warped Tour but when the trek winds down on August 5th they’ll immediately begin gearing up for a week-long west coast headline club tour that kicks off August 7th. Joining them on the tour as direct support is L.A. teen rock outfit, CHERRI BOMB (Hollywood Records).

LOSTPROPHETS’ latest LP, Weapons was released in the U.S. on Fearless Records this past June to widespread acclaim. Weapons marks the band's first North American release since Liberation Transmission (2006) and was recorded in North Hollywood, CA at NRG Studios with producer Ken Andrews (A Perfect Circle, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club). 

Formed in Pontypridd, South Wales, the Welsh rock band have made their mark on both sides of the Atlantic with their blend of strong melodic choruses and aggressively edged rock. Through four previous albums - 2000's fakesoundofprogress2004's Start Something, 2006's Liberation Transmission, and 2010's The Betrayed - the band has grown, both in songwriting and success, stacking up a dozen or so top 40 singles and selling over 3 million albums worldwide.  Recipients of Kerrang! Magazine's 2010's ‘Classic Songwriters Award’, LOSTPROPHETS have become one of the U.K.'s biggest rock bands, gracing countless magazine covers and headlining stages at Reading/Leeds and Download Festivals.

LOSTPROPHETS is Ian Watkins (lad vocals),  Lee Gaze (lead guitar),  Mike Lewis (rhythm guitar),  Stuart Richardson (bass)  Jamie Oliver (synth, turntables, samples, backing vocals) and Luke Johnson (drums).

LA’s CHERRI BOMB, were dubbed a “Band You Need To Know” by Alternative Press and they hit #1 on Billboard’s “Next Big Sound” chart.  They are one of the youngest bands to ever take the stage at some of the biggest festivals in the world including Reading and Leeds in the U.K., Soundwave in Australia and the Vans Warped Tour in the U.S. Cherri Bomb has shared stages (and received glowing endorsements) from bands such as the Foo Fighters and Smashing Pumpkins and they are currently featured onAvengers Assemble, the Marvel Music/Hollywood Records companion album to the blockbuster film “The Avengers.” The band’s major label debut, This Is The End of Control is out now on Hollywood Records.

CHERRI BOMB is Julia Pierce (vocals/guitar), Nia Lovelis (drums/vocals), Miranda Miller (guitar/keyboards/ vocals), and  Rena Lovelis (bass/vocals).

Head over to http://official.fm/playlists/rLqw to stream the Official FM tour playlist featuring tracks from LOSTPROPHETS and CHERRI BOMB.

Check out LOSTPROPHETS’ music video for the first single “Bring ‘Em Down” here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P-QpZcOu-A.

Lostprophets and Cherri Bomb

Tour Dates:

August 7- Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
August 8- San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
August 10- Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy Theatre
August 11- Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
August 12- Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
August 14- Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch

NASHVILLE PUSSY Announces August Tour Dates Supporting ZZ Top

Commence Work on New Studio Album

Southern hard rockers NASHVILLE PUSSY have confirmed a string of West Coast tour dates for August.  This run will include shows supporting legendary classic rockers ZZ Top as well as a string of headline dates.

Frontman Blaine Cartwright is beyond excited to be touring with one of his favorite bands of all time ZZ Top:

"It is the high point of our career to be playing with ZZ Top."

Guitarist Ruyter Suys added:

"NASHVILLE PUSSY will bring the meat and the fire, the audience can marinate in beer and ZZ Top can slow cook it til the meat falls off the bone!"

NASHVILLE PUSSY recently released a live record recorded all over Europe in a special 2 CD re-release of their last studio album From Hell To Texas which was completely remixed for this edition.

NASHVILLE PUSSY has also started work on their new album; more details are expected to be announced soon.


Headline Shows
8/13: Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
8/16: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
8/17: Fresno, CA @ Audie's Olympic
8/19: Oakland, CA @ The Uptown Theater
8/23: Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
8/25: Boise, ID @ Neurolux

With ZZ Top

8/14: Bakersfield, CA @ Bakersfield Fox
8/15: Santa Rosa, CA @ Wells Fargo Center
8/18: Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery
8/21: Eagle, ID @ Eagle River Pavilion
8/22: Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield Concerts on the Lawn
8/24: Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Amphitheater

For more info visit:

DANKO JONES to Perform Two Spoken Word Shows at WACKEN FESTIVAL in Germany on August 1st and 2nd – Marking Danko’s First Spoken Word Shows in Seven Years

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New Album ‘Rock and Roll is Black and Blue’ to be Released in North America on October 9, 2012

Danko, the moniker behind Canadian rock group DANKO JONES, will take the Headbanger’s Stage at WACKEN FESTIVAL on August 1st and 2nd to perform his first spoken word shows in over seven years—his last offering of the like being his spoken word album, The Magical World of Rock, released in 2004. Danko has unveiled that the subject matter of these lectures will be none other than his favorite band in the world, KISS. The spoken word shows will come complete with slide shows and video footage.

The August 1st show will begin at 12:30pm and on August 2nd at 12:10pm on the Headbanger’s Stage.

“It's been seven years since I've stepped onstage to do spoken word. In that time I've wondered what there was worth speaking about,” states Danko. “I'm stepping on the WACKEN stage to talk about my one burning passion that has consumed me for my entire life. Come and listen to my confession.”

Video footage of the shows will be posted on the web at a later date. Check out a video clip that Danko himself recorded to promote the spoken word shows here.

DANKO JONES recently announced that they will be releasing their new album Rock And Roll is Black and Blue on October 9, 2012. The album is produced in full by their longtime partner in crime Matt DeMatteo and was mixed by Mike Fraser, known for his work with AC/DCAerosmithFranz Ferdinand and Elvis Costello to name a few.

A lengthy European tour scheduled for October / November was announced during spring and with ticket sales already looking great we expect most shows to be sold out well before the doors open. Tour dates in Canada, US and Australia will be announced soon with more European touring and a busy festival summer in 2013 also on the horizon. European tour dates can be found here:

For more information on DANKO JONES, please visit these websites:

Men Without Hats Announce Tour Dates + Free MP3

Men Without Hats Tour Dates
09/05: San Diego, CA @ 4th & B
09/06: Henderson, NV @ Henderson Pavilion
09/08: Costa Rica @ Stadium
11/20: Orlando, FL @ The Social
11/21: Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
11/23: Miami, FL @ Grand Central
11/24: Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbit's
11/25: Durham, NC @ Motorco
11/27: Bordentown, NJ @ Open Arts Stage
11/28: Philadelphia, PA @ Sellersville Theater
11/29: Washington, D.C. @ State Theater
11/30: New York, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
12/01: Boston/Foxboro, MA @ Showcase Live

Montreal's Men Without Hats will soon be taking their timeless performance back on the road in support of their new album Love In The Age of War (out now on Cobraside Records).  During 2011's “Dance If You Want” tour, Men Without Hats opened every show with their single “This War.” Today, they are sharing the single, which just premiered on AOL's Spinner, in honor of their upcoming tour dates. The track is an uplifting blend of the band's distinguished synthpop sound, accentuated by Ivan's distinctive baritone croon.

Love In The Age of War marked the band's their first album release in albums 10 years and features 10 original songs written by Ivan Doroschuk. Produced by Dave “Rave” Ogilvie (Skinny PuppyMarilyn Manson), Love In The Age of War features charismatic front man Ivan (voice & electronics), his brother Colin Doroschuk (vocals), as well asLou Dawson (vocals & live keyboards), and James Love (guitars). In 2011, Men Without Hats soared back into the scene with their breakout performance at SXSW, followed by an extensive, well-received North American tour.

Since forming in the late 70's, the band released six studio albums – having songs featured on hit TV series such as Glee, The Simpsons, Futurama and Family Guy. Their 1980's hit “The Safety Dance” reached Top 10 in the US, the UK and 25 other countries around the world. Their 1987 hit “Pop Goes The World” reached the top 20 in the US and Canada. In 1983, they picked up a Grammy nomination for Best group.

The Wallflowers Premiere New Video for "Reboot The Mission" on VICE's Noisey Today

The Wallflowers have announced that the video for the band's new single, "Reboot The Mission" premiered TODAY on VICE.com's Noisey Music Channel. The first single off of the band's new album, Glad All Over, which hits stores October 2nd, is a Clash-inspired track featuring Mick Jones on vocals and guitar. The video was directed by Sam Jones and shot this month in the city where the band got their start- Los Angeles. "Reboot The Mission" features a lively group of street dancers from San Francisco (Turf Feinz) and several B Boys (Legacy, Energetic) andKrumpers (Miss Prissy, Ruin, Lil Bad Newz) from Los Angeles. The dance crews add an exciting and unexpected element to the video.

Watch the video for "Reboot The Mission" here: 

The Wallflowers rose to fame with their 4x platinum album Bringing Down The Horse, which featured four top charting singles, "6th Avenue Heartache," "One Headlight," "The Difference,"and "Three Marlenas." The two-time Grammy Award winners went on to sell over 7 million records worldwide with a series of critically acclaimed albums before going on hiatus in 2007. During the group's break from recording, Dylan released two solo albums, which also garnered significant praise, 2008's Seeing Things and 2010's Women and Country.

The band recently completed an exclusive club tour of the U.S. giving fans a preview of their highly anticipated sixth studio album.

For more information please visit www.thewallflowers.com.

kilo kish shares new track + tour dates with SBTRKT, The Internet


Just in time for the dog days of August, the ever-so-lovely kilo kish has just dropped a new track on her tumblr entitled "Water Gun" which features production by The Internet. Bust open the fire hydrant and bump this!

Also, she will be teaming up with OFWGKTA's The Internet for an August run of East Coast tour dates that start this weekend. Check out the dates below and make sure to come out when they grace your city.   

Lastly, kish recently announced two dates supporting SBTRKT in NYC and LA, be sure not to miss these as you know they will be wild shows.

About kilo kish:
kilo kish is a 22 year old New York City based singer and designer. Kish is featured on the Internet's Purple Naked Ladies LP   

About The Internet:
The Internet is Syd the Kyd on vocals and Matt Martian handling production. Their debut LP, Purple Naked Ladies, came out from Odd Future Records to great acclaim.

Tour Dates

8/4 Washington, D.C. - U Street Music Hall
8/5 New York City - Bowery Ballroom
8/7 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
8/8 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
8/10 Toronto, ON - Mod Club
 10/11 New York City - Terminal 5 ^
10/14 Los Angeles - Club Nokia ^&

& w/ Syd The Kid

Mastodon and Feist To Release Digital Version of Popular Record Store Day Split-Single "Feistodon" Exclusive "A Commotion" / "Black Tongue" Available Today, July 31st


Mastodon and Feist are pleased to announce that they will release a digital version of their popular 7" vinyl single, "A Commotion" / "Black Tongue," today - Tuesday, July 31st via Warner Bros. Records and Cherrytree/Interscope Records. The tracks will be available at all participating digital retailers. Click here to order.

This highly sought after release will also include a special Interactive "A Commotion"music video directed by Vice Cooler, and will also premiere today onwww.listentofeist.com and www.mastodonrocks.com. The video is launched by an HTML5 "Feistodon" video app that allows users to crossfade between Feist and Mastodon's versions of the "A Commotion" to make their own unique versions.

The "Feistodon" split-single was one of the most in-demand exclusives during Record Store Day this past April 21st. It features Mastodon covering the Feist song "A Commotion," from her current highly acclaimed current album "Metals" (Interscope) while Feist covers Mastodon's "Black Tongue" - a track from the Atlanta rock band's critically lauded present album The Hunter. Only 5000 color vinyl 7" singles were pressed up and sold out instantly.

Mastodon and Leslie Feist met while appearing on the same episode of UK talk showLater... with Jools Holland last October. They were both so impressed with each other's performances that they decided to work together.

Mastodon recently wrapped up a European tour supporting The Hunter. The band will return to England in August to perform at the Reading and Leeds festivals:

Sat Aug 25            Reading Festival            Reading, UK
Sun Aug 26            Leeds Festival                Leeds, UK

PILGRIM Kick Off Tour With Mares Of Thrace And Primitive Weapons Tonight

Rhode Island’s doom-doers PILGRIM will kick off a short but punishing run of tour dates tonight with Calgary’s metallic sludgesters Mares Of Thrace and Brooklyn metallic hardcore outfit Primitive Weapons. The festivities will commence in Boston and plunder its way through the Northeastern and Midwest US.

Comments PILGRIM guitarist/vocalist The Wizard “Getting back out on the road excites us in ways no voluptuous wench or black grimoire of spells ever could. The time has come to quest the Eastern roads and spread our misery once again, to places familiar and new. Astaroth be praised.”

In addition, PILGRIM will be headlining this year’s edition of The Stoner Hands of Doom Fest, one of the premier annual gatherings for underground heavy/stoner/doom music in North America. Set to take place August 30 through September 2 at El n Gee Club in New London, Connecticut, PILGRIM will appear alongside the likes of Earthride, Revelation, When The Deadbolt Breaks and more.

PILGRIM Confirmed Tour Dates
w/ Mares Of Thrace, Primitive Weapons
7/31/2012 O’Briens – Boston, MA
8/01/2012 Columbus Club – North Providence, RI
8/02/2012 Cherry St. Station – Wallingford, CT
8/03/2012 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
8/04/2012 Broadway Bar – Amityville, NY
8/05/2012 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
8/06/2012 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
8/07/2012 The Depot – York, PA
8/08/2012 Pirates Cove – Cleveland, OH
8/09/2012 Ruby Tuesday – Columbus, OH
8/10/2012 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
8/31/2012 SHoD @ El N Gee Club – New London, CT

PILGRIM come to the Metal Blade roster via Alan Nemtheanga’s imprint, Poison Tongue Records. The doom trio consists of: drummer Krolg Splinterfist, the Slayer of Man, bassist Count Elric the Soothsayer and The Wizard. With a mix of destruction, misery and beauty, these young disciples of doom blend a surprisingly original sword ‘n’ sorcery feel with the classic chest-caving heaviness of the masters, Black Sabbath, Saint Vitus, Reverend Bizarre and Pentagram. Their thick walls of majestically darkened guitar, massive booming bass, and dangerously powerful yet calculated drumming lull listeners into an intense dream-like trance, abducting them to places they never knew were dwelling within their own minds. Commented Pitchfork: “…in a realm where the old-school and the experimental push against one another in an eternally dynamic non-equilibrium, it’s certainly not about who your influences are. It’s, of course, about how you use them. PILGRIM simply have fun with these predecessors, renewing old sounds with the zeal of teenage boys worshiping cheap Sabbath posters on their bedroom walls and the skills of players who’ve been at this for a while. PILGRIM sing about devils and tears, paying dues and surviving adventures, taking care to touch on most of the requisite tropes while not pushing any one too far... This is an excellent debut from a preternaturally developed upstart.”

DEVILDRIVER Announce Final Dates of Touring Cycle For Beast

Tour Includes Headline Shows and Dates Supporting GWAR

California metal rockers DEVILDRIVER are preparing to hit the road one final time in North America in support of their latest release Beast.  The tour is scheduled to kick off October 7th in Grand Junction, Colorado with a string of headlining dates before the band meets up with GWARon October 12th in Philadelphia, PA to start the "Fate or Chaos" tour.  DEVILDRIVER will also play select headline dates during off days of the tour with GWAR.  A complete list of tour dates can be found below.
Frontman Dez Fafara commented on the upcoming tour with GWAR:

DEVILDRIVER was going to take some time off from our touring schedule in October and November, but when we were asked to support GWAR, it was a resounding YES in our Camp!

The GWAR tour we did is still the most fun the band and I have ever had on a run and we are all excited and looking forward to these shows.  Our crowds go together well and it will be Halloween Season so it seems appropriate and fitting we should be out on the road at this time and with a timeless act like The All Mighty GWAR!

HAIL to the Devils Duo about to ride together again!!!

DEVILDRIVER recently announced their signing to Napalm Records.  Following this tour, the band will take some time off and will then head out for a European tour in February of 2013.  Look for the band to be back with their new album and Napalm Records debut in 2014.


Headline Dates
10/7: Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater & Club
10/9: St Louis, MO @ Fubar
10/10: Dayton, OH @ McGuffy's House of Rock
10/11: Cleveland Flats, OH @ Peabody's Down Under
With GWAR, Cancer Bats and Legacy of Disorder
10/12: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
10/14: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
10/15: New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
10/16: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/18: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/19: Ybor City, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
10/20: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

Headline Date

10/21: Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits

With GWAR, Cancer Bats and Legacy of Disorder

10/22: Charlotte, NC @ Amos' Southend
10/24: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
10/25: Austin, TX @ Emo's
10/26: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
10/27: Houston, TX @ House of Blues

Headline Dates

10/28: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
10/30: Farmington, NM @ Top Deck
With GWAR, Cancer Bats and Legacy of Disorder
10/31: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
11/1: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11/2: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
11/3: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
11/4: West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
11/5: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
11/6: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11/8: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
11/9: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
11/10: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
11/11: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
11/12: Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theater
11/14: Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Centre
11/15: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
11/16: Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Events Centre
11/17: Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Center
11/18: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
11/20: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
11/21: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
11/23: Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
11/24: Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
11/26: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theater

Thursday, July 26, 2012

MISS MAY I to Headline THE AP TOUR FALL 2012

Guitar World Magazine and DRUM! Magazine Post Exclusive Gear Videos

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Third 2012 VANS WARPED TOUR Video Update Available Now on Official YouTube Page

Cleveland-based youth-culture magazine ALTERNATIVE PRESS has just announced MISS MAY I as the headliner for their annual fall tour, THE AP TOUR FALL 2012, sponsored by PETERSAYSDENIM. The tour, featuring a line-up handpicked by the AP staff, will be heading out on a 32-day trek that kicks off mid-October till the end of November. Tour dates will be announced soon.

MISS MAY I will receive direct support from California heavy hitters THE GHOST INSIDE, melodic metal act LIKE MOTHS TO FLAMES, Australia’s modern metal quintet THE AMITY AFFLICTION, and technical metal up-and-comers GLASS CLOUD.

Once again, THE AP TOUR includes built-in incentives for both the fans and the bands. Presale purchasers will be given the first opportunity to buy a limited VIP package along with an exclusive add-on offer.  With the purchase of a ticket and an additional $17, fans will receive a one-year subscription to AP and all three covers of the AP TOUR FALL 2012 issue.  In addition, AP is offering a limited VIP Package with the purchase of a ticket and an additional $48. This package includes all three covers of the AP Tour issue, a one-year subscription to AP, access to a meet & greet with MISS MAY I, a sit-in on MISS MAY I’s soundcheck, a signed copy of Miss May I's new record At Heart, a VIP laminate and an AP Tour USB with exclusive MP3s, videos and additional content from all your favorite AP Tour bands.  Don't miss out on this first-come-first served opportunity before they sell out!

Pre-sale tickets go on sale from August 7th through 9th at http://theaptour.ducatking.com/ and go on general sale on August 10th at 10 am local venue time. To read more about the tour, please visit www.altpress.com/theaptour and www.twitter.com/theaptour.

Guitar World Magazine and DRUM! Magazine recently posted exclusive videos highlighting MISS MAY I’s gear that they are using on this year’s VANS WARPED TOUR. You can check out the guitar/bass video here and the drum video here. Take a behind-the-scenes look at specific gear the band uses and hear explanations straight from the guys on why they use the gear they do and how it shapes their signature sound.

Additionally, MISS MAY I posted their third official VANS WARPED TOUR video update today! Head to the band’s official YouTube page right now to check out the video.

MISS MAY I’s most recent album, At Heart, was released on June 12, 2012 with Rise Records and reached #32 on the Billboard Top 200 it its first week.

See below for all current VANS WARPED TOUR dates:

7/26 -Atlanta, GA @ Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
7/27- Orlando, FL @ Central Florida Fairgrounds
7/28 -West Palm Beach, FL (Miami) @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
7/29 -St. Petersburg, FL (Tampa) @ Vinoy Park
7/30 -Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/31- Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
8/01 -Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre
8/04 -Redmond, WA (Seattle) @ Marymoor Park
8/05 -Portland, OR @ Rose Quarter Riverfront

B.J. Stead - rhythm guitar
Jerod Boyd - drums
Justin Aufdemkampe - lead guitar
Levi Benton - lead vocals
Ryan Neff - bass guitar, clean vocals

For more information on MISS MAY I, please visit these sites:


Multi-platinum selling and award-winning recording artist THREE DAYS GRACE is set to release their fourth studio album entitled TRANSIT OF VENUS on October 2nd on RCA Records.

The Canadian band embarks on new creative ground with TRANSIT OF VENUS, recording for the first time with acclaimed producer Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Hollywood Undead, Bullet for My Valentine), at Revolution Studios in Toronto. The album’s first single entitled “Chalk Outline” will be available for sale at all digital providers on August 14th  the same day that the album pre-order goes live at iTunes. Neil Sanderson of Three Days Grace comments on the musical direction of TRANSIT OF VENUS:  “We went for a tighter, more articulated sound on this record.  The music we were writing was a little more intricate than in the past, and we've been experimenting with new instruments.  We wanted to present these new ideas concisely without going over-the-top in ambience and overall production.”

THREE DAYS GRACE has enjoyed massive radio and sales success, having sold over 6 million albums in the United States alone. Their previous album Life Starts Now (2009) debuted at #3 on the Billboard album chart and spawned three #1 hit singles (“Break,” “The Good Life,” and “World So Cold,”) at rock radio formats. “I Hate (Everything About You),” the breakthrough single from their debut self-titled album (2003) had a stronghold on the active and modern rock charts for over 47 weeks. That success followed with their sophomore release One-X three years later which yielded three massive chart-topping singles “Never Too Late,”  “Pain” and “Animal I Have Become,” all achieving the #1 spot at rock radio formats. “Pain” and “Animal I Have Become” were also awarded BMI Awards in 2006. In addition to winning two BMI Awards, the band has received a Billboard Music Award (2006 for Best Rock Song “Animal”) and two Juno Award nominations for Best Rock Album and Best New Artist.

Adam Gontier – Lead Vocals, Guitar
Brad Walst – Bass, Vocals
Neil Sanderson – Drums, Vocals, Keyboards, Programming
Barry Stock – Guitar

SKY OF RAGE to Release Self-Titled Debut August 28th on Metalville Records

Artwork and Tracklisting Revealed

SKY OF RAGE was the idea of Astral Doors Guitar Player Joachim Nordllund. Supported by former members of his main band, Joachim brings a new interpretation of classic Hard Rock.

In the autumn of 2009 the two old friends Tomas Friberg and Joachim Nordlund were listening to old school heavy metal. After that, they decided to write some songs together.  A couple of hours (and beers) later the first song had seen its light.

After a couple of months a few songs were written and the duo decided that they needed a singer for the project. Both wanted a singer that could both growl and sing with a more clean voice because they thought the songs needed that kind of approach.   His name is Staffan Carlsson.  Staffan worked with some of the already written songs and started to work with the vocals and lyrics right away. It took a while for Staffan to feel comfortable with this kind of heavy metal, but when he had nailed two or three songs they all knew that they had found a unique sound.

As the songwriting process continued, guitarist Janne Cederlund (ex. Thalamus), an ambitious was the next to join the band. Finding a bass player seemed to be a bit harder for the band, until one night in the spring of 2011 when Joachim was out  he met Mika Itäranta.  Mika had left Astral Doors two years ago and now he had the drive to get back into Rock and Roll again. The band was now complete.

The debut album was recorded in Joachim's Big Turn Studio in the beginning of 2012. Martin Haglund, the former guitarist of Astral Doors, and a great friend handled mixing duties on the album. He did an amazing job and the eleven songs that the guys had chosen for the CD created what was to be the band's self-titled debut.   Sky of Rage will be released August 28th in North America via Metalville Records.

Sky of Rage Tracklisting:
1)    Stardust
2)    Countdown
3)    Sky of Rage
4)    Reclaim Your Rights
5)    Soldiers in a Line
6)    Speed of Light
7)    Sacrifice
8)    Liar
9)    Shape of a Giant
10)    If There Was a God
11)    Slave


Staffan Carlsson - Vocals
Joachim Nordlund - Lead Guitar
Janne Cederlung - Rhythm Guitar
Mika Itäranta - Bass
Tomas Friberg - Drums

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Sophia Knapp Releases Video For "The Right Place"

Earlier this year, Sophia Knapp (Lights/Cliffie Swan) released her debut solo album, Into The Waves, on Drag CityInto The Waves is a pop vocal record of our time, reminiscent of melodic psych pop of the 60's, Tropicalia ballads, chilly '80s New York dance records, and the seduction of Stevie Nicks or Françoise Hardy. After releasing the video for "In Paper," Sophia now shares "The Right Place" video. The video, which premiered yesterday via PAPER, was
co-directed by Dave Bryant and Ryan Hennesse.


Sophia says "The Right Place" is about feeling alienated by external and internal sources - either from moving and feeling like a stranger in a new location, or physical changes that bring about feeling of disorientation. Sophia actually wrote the song while in recovery from eye surgery. Her outside world was distorted - one eye crystal clear and one fuzzy. As told to PAPER, "the song also references a time when I lived in Central America when I was 13, in the jungle, and enduring the horrors of puberty. I retreated to my fantasies, listening obsessively to cassette tapes of David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, etc., in fact constructing my own psychic reality very different from my physical circumstances. The goth makeup draws a reference to this fantasy."

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Mac DeMarco drops new track + announces LP for Captured Tracks

Mac DeMarco photographed by Andrew Volk

When the then 21-year old Mac DeMarco released his debut Rock and Roll Night Club 12" just a short while ago in the Spring of 2012, it was accompanied by a barrage of bizarrely funny promo videos, wildly unhinged live performances and a not-so-subtle disparate range of promo photos. The glam facade was purely that, an image that was manufactured for fun to confuse the stiff and compartmentalizing world of indie music journalists. But it wasn't all a jest, as that EP covered a whole range of music styles that were latent in the ex-Makeout Videotape frontman's already impressive slough of cassette-only releases. The sincere and warm Mac who sang "Only You" was the same lipstick-wearing sleazoid that crooned "Baby's Wearing Blue Jeans" and that suited him and his listeners just fine.

Now, all of six months later, Mac is back with his first proper full length, 2. As opposed to RNRNC2 is a concerted effort to produce a cohesive work that showcases Mac's natural ability as a songwriter, singer and producer. With a new arsenal of recording gear, the fidelity has substantially improved without compromising the immediacy and organic quality of his prior releases under any monicker. The results are immediately rewarding, from the warm "Cooking Up Something Good" to the heartfelt "My Kind of Woman." It's obvious Mac is presenting himself musically in the most sincere way possible, no matter what happens in his wild videos or live shows. "Freaking out the Neighborhood," Mac's apologetic ode to his loved ones about such public behavior, shows that Mac DeMarco is still with us, coming along for the ride, getting everyone else in trouble. Even so, the maturation process of Mac DeMarco, recording artist, is in full swing. He did, after all, turn 22 this April.


7/21/12 Vancouver, BC Khatsahlano Music and Arts Street Party
7/26/12 Calgary, AB Broken City
7/27/12 Saskatoon, SK Vangelis Tavern
7/28/12 Winnipeg, MB The Lo Pub
8/1/12 Toronto, ON Parts and Labour 
8/30/12 Brooklyn, NY @ Death by Audio
9/1/2012 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
9/2/12 Minneapolis, MN @ the Entry
9/4 Missoula, MT @ VFW Hall
9/7/12 Seattle, WA  Cairo 
9/8/12 Portland, OR Music Fest Northwest
9/10/12 Reno, NV Holland Project
9/14/12 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop
9/15/12 San Diego, CA San Diego Music Thing Festival
9/16/12 Los Angeles, CA The Echo [ Part Time Punks ]

Mac DeMarco
(Captured Tracks)
Oct 16, 2012

1. Cooking Up Something Good
2. Dreaming
3. Freaking Out The Neighborhood
4. Annie
5. Ode to Viceroy
6. Robson Girl
7. The Stars Keep On Calling My Name
8. My Kind of Woman
9. Boe Zaah
10. Sherrill
11. Still Together 

SLAUGHTER BY THE WATER 3: Hosted by TESTAMENT’s Chuck Billy with Performances by Philm, Severed Fifth, Absu, Witchaven, Impaled, Autopsy, Fog of War, Abysmal Dawn and More!

Taking Place on August 25, 2012 on the USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier in Alameda, CA

Slaughter By The Water 3 details are ready to be unleashed! The third annual Slaughter By The Water event will take place on August 25, 2012 on the USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier in Alameda, CA. Sponsored by Monster Energy Drink, Lock & Shock, Rock The Bike, Bay Area Rocks, Scion, Native American Health Center, Dunlop, Anchor Bay Tattoos, Ustream, and Expressions College, the event is hosted by Testament’s Chuck Billy and includes performances by PhilmSevered FifthAbsuWitchavenImpaledAutopsyFog of War and Abysmal Dawn. More announcements including the full line-up and headliner are coming soon! Chuck Billy recently sat down and recorded an intro video which can be viewed here:http://youtu.be/86bJLHS71Kw

Advance tickets for the main stage performances (general admission) are on sale now and are just $35.00.  Tickets cost $45.00 at the door. Tickets are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/256892. Main stage performances begin at 5pm and go until 12:30am aboard the USS Hornet.

From noon to 9pm, access to the entire pier, which includes Pier Stage entertainment, food vendors and retailers, is FREE to the public. The pier stage is powered by Rock the Bike and the bands performing will be announced soon.

GET TO THE HORNET EARLY! All main stage ticket purchases also entitle you to a discounted admission rate to freely roam the USS Hornet on the day of the event between the hours of 10am to 4pm. Discounted admission is $12.00 per person in addition to the cost of the general admission ticket.Slaughter By The Water general admission tickets only get you access to the ship and our private tours after 5pm.
There is free parking at this event.

Private Tours (groups of 15) available after 5pm include:

2nd Deck Tour: The Sick Bay, Torpedo Room, Marine Detachment Unit, Chapel, and more.

Island tour: Sit in the Ship's Captain's Chair, explore the Pilot house and Admirals Bridge, go to the top secret Combat Information Center and see the view from the Primary Flight Control the Air traffic control tower of the Aircraft Carrier, USS Hornet.

Haunted Tour: Forecastle - ghost stories from where the tidal wave hit the USS Hornet Museum

The second edition of Slaughter By The Water took place in June 2011 at The Craneway Pavillion. The show billing included AUTOPSY, CATTLE DECAPITATION, and more. The festival also hosted Food Network's "The Great Food Truck Race" winner Grill 'Em All, led by chefs Ryan Harkins and Mathew Chernus. The first edition of Slaughter By The Water took place in April 2010 at the Oakland Metro. The show billing included TOXIC HOLOCAUST, FUELED BY FIRE, BONDED BY BLOOD, and many more.

The USS Hornet is 893 feet long and 33,000 tons of metal, it's nicknamed "The Grey Ghost in Alameda" and is said to be one of the most haunted warships in the American Navy, with numerous reports of supernatural events occurring onboard. She is also a "Rosie the Riveter" ship with thirty percent of her construction crew being women and she holds a couple Navy records: most planes shot down in a day (72) and most planes shot down in a month (255). The USS Hornet was also the location Exodus filmed their video for "War Is My Sheppard" (http://youtu.be/PKs1ctp91FI). Check out an insider view of the ship here: http://youtu.be/SsSnlJa1kao.

Television shows, music video credits and networks highlighting the USS Hornet include SyFy - Ghost Hunters s04e422, Travel Channel - Ghost Adventures, MTV Music Video - Saving Abel "18 Days", BBC - The Battle of Midway special, Buick - new Lacrosse model commercial, Fear Factor - All-Military episode, JAG - Ghost Ship episode, History Channel - Man, Moment, Machine series - Doolittle Raid episode and more. Major motion picture credits include CARRIER, RESCUE DAWN (starring Christian Bale), and  XXX2: STATE OF THE UNION.

Mungolian Jetset Release New Song, "Smells Like Gasoline," Off Upcoming Record, Out Aug. 21st

The Knights have mounted their steeds, but rather than riding off to battle, they've taken to the exceedingly strange arena of the dance floor, the home of multicolored lights, strong stuff, andMungolian Jetset. The duo of Pål "Strangefruit" Nyhus and Knut "Phardin" Sævik previously brought us the Reichian splendor of "Toccata," and the people rejoinced. Now the two psychedelic interstellar disc-auteurs bring us "Smells Like Gasoline," a 9-minute long epic that The FADER,which premiered it earlier today, calls "a proggy progression in theme with some great scenery along the way." Their new record, Mungodelics, is out August 21st on Smalltown Supersound.

Stream "Toccata" by Mungolian Jetset presents Jaga Jazzist vs. Knights of Jumungus -http://bit.ly/Olggax

Download hi-res photos and album art here: http://pitchperfectpr.com/a_mung.html

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Worn in Red Premieres New Song "White Heavens / Dark Daydreams" * Upcoming Album "Banshees" Out August 7th on No Idea Records

Stream new song "White Heavens / Dark Daydreams" exclusively @ AMPMagazine.com!

In support of their upcoming new album "Banshees" out August 7th on No Idea Records (digital release available now!), Richmond-based frenetic punk heroesWorn in Red have premiered their new song "White Heavens / Dark Daydreams" exclusively at AMPMagazine.com.

In addition, the band is currently on the road supporting their new release, taking them throughout the majority of the East Coast and Midwest, with additional dates coming soon.

Worn In Red Live
Thursday 26-Jul St. Augustine, FL Nobby's Bar
Friday 27-Jul Gainesville, FL The Atlantic
Saturday 28-Jul Atlanta, GA The 529 Bar
Sunday 29-Jul Chatanooga, TN Notfall Zimmer House
Monday 30-Jul Huntsville, AL The Coppertop
Tuesday 31-Jul Hattiesburg, MS The Tavern
Wednesday 1-Aug New Orleans, LA Bank Street Bar
Thursday 2-Aug Shreveport, LA Bear's Oyster Bar
Friday 3-Aug Memphis, TN Murphy's
Saturday 4-Aug Chicago, IL Ultra Lounge w/ Planesmistakenforstars
Sunday 5-Aug Lansing, MI Mac's Bar w/ Planesmistakenforstars
Monday 6-Aug Indianapolis, IN D.O.D. House
Tuesday 7-Aug St. Louis, MO The Fubar
Wednesday 8-Aug Louisville, KY Spinelli's Pizza (Downtown)
Thursday 9-Aug Cincinnati, OH The Drinkery w/ New Strange
Friday 10-Aug Kent, OH The Stone Tavern w/ New Strange
Saturday 11-Aug Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Roboto Project w/ New Strange
Sunday 12-Aug Rochester, NY The Bug Jar
Monday 13-Aug Albany, NY Valentines w/ After The Fall
Tuesday 14-Aug Boston, MA Starlab
Wednesday 15-Aug Providence, RI Squid Amps
Thursday 16-Aug NYC, NY Don Pedro
Friday 17-Aug New Brunswick, NJ Paradise Lost
Saturday 18-Aug Philadelphia, PA The Level Room
Sunday 19-Aug Alexandria, VA The Lab All Ages Space
Friday 24-Aug Virginia Beach, VA East Coast Surfing Championships @ Shaka's w/ Dragonsaur

About Worn in Red:

There’s a certain point in your 20's where you either give in and start working for that American dream of suburban retirement, or you double down on your own path and figure out what drives you. The four members of Worn In Red all hit that crossroads awhile ago, and clearly decided to work toward their own definitions of happiness. For them, writing interesting, evocative songs - and lighting a room on fire when those songs are played - is a crucial part of feeling alive. It makes the frustrations of this world more bearable. And when you do it with some of your best friends, it can be more fun than anything you ever imagined.

Worn In Red have addressed these themes in their music over the years. The pummeling catharsis of 2009’s In The Offing (No Idea) reflected the fading hope that punk rock might still have a role to play in the brighter tomorrows being promised at the time. But with 2012’s Banshees (No Idea), Worn In Red eschew reliance on such grand abstract notions, and instead celebrate reliance on each other. Banshees extolls the people in our lives who help us remain true to our own paths no matter how difficult it gets. It also excoriates the institutions that make this quest for authenticity so difficult in the first place. The sound of Banshees mirrors this mix of optimism and struggle, with potent melodies that are both unconventionally memorable and gloriously frenetic. Combined with a locked-on rhythm section and vocals that could inspire a cavalry charge, the cohesive set of bangers Worn In Red offers on this latest release shows a band in its prime, ready to inspire a legion of people to follow their hearts.

* Purchase "Banshees" on iTunes here!
CD / LP release of new album out August 7th on No Idea Records.

"Banshees" Track List:
1. The Road
2. Blackout
3. Let It Gnaw
4. The End is Nigh
5. I Get It Now
6. Gold Jacket
7. White Heavens / Dark Daydreams
8. The Alarmist
9. Charlatan's Lullaby
10. Beethoven Knows

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SAINT DIABLO and AOL's Noisecreep.com Debut New Music Video for 'Watch Me Kill' Today

Description: SNTD Official Pic - photocred Orlando Ingram

Performing on the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Jägermeister Mobile Stage on July 29th in Bristow, VA!

Fredericksburg, VA’s SAINT DIABLO and AOL’s Noisecreep.com have just unveiled the brand new music video for the band’s new single, ‘Watch Me Kill’, directed by David Brodsky for MYGOODEYE!  The video was filmed in Richmond, VA and features moshing fans from far and wide that came out to take part in the filming process. You can watch the video at this location. ‘Watch Me Kill’ is cut from the band’s new self-titled album, released with Eclipse Records on July 10th.

In this video, we venture into the energy of a live show with fans in a circle pit around the band, intertwined with the dark mystery of a theatrical story… a gagged and bound individual (singer Tito Quinones) being held hostage in a dark dingy motel room by another smiling hit-man (Kris Cox). It’s obvious they don’t know each other, there are no words exchanged between them, they just stare at each other calculating their next moves. As tension builds with the faster pace of the song, the crowd swarms around the performing band faster and faster… The momentum builds, and only in the end do we see which of them shall live to kill another day!

“Having our friends and fans being a part of our video was very important to us. In a big warehouse with everyone running, moshing and being all sweaty! Blasting a killer tune in everyone’s ears was the best way we know how to do it,” states guitarist Justin Adams. “It was great to have such a huge turnout for the shoot! Our fans are our friends. We love them!”

“Shooting the video with Dave and his crew was a great experience. There was a lot of work to be done but everyone was very professional and we had a lot of fun” adds drummer Brian Bush. “I can't say thank you enough to all of the fans who came out to support the video. Without them we couldn't have made it such a success. They really suffered through the long day with us and the heat was brutal but everyone was in great spirits and having fun all the way to the end.”

SAINT DIABLO was recently selected to open on the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL Jägermeister Mobile Stage on July 29th in Bristow, VA!SAINT DIABLO is on the road now performing select dates before hitting several U.S. states with Slaves of Dope between July 24th in Rochester, NY and August 14th in Albany, NY. See below for all upcoming tour dates.

SAINT DIABLO tour dates:
7/26 – Cudahy, WI @ The Blue Pig (w/ Slaves on Dope)
7/27 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Hammerhead’s Music Hall (headline)
7/29 – Bristow, VA @ Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival – Jiffy Lube Pavillion
8/1 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Le Grand Fromage (w/ Slaves on Dope)
8/2 – Baltimore, MD @ Recher Theatre (w/ Slaves On Dope)
8/3 – Richmond, VA @ Kingdom (w/ Slaves On Dope)
8/4 - Murfreesboro, NC @ Zakk’s Coffeehouse (w/ Slaves on Dope)
8/5 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 (w/ Slaves on Dope)
8/7 – Indianapolis, IN @ Rock House (w/ Slaves on Dope)
8/8 – Lansing, MI @ Blackened Moon Concert Hall (w/ Slaves on Dope)
8/9 – Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theatre (w/ Psychostick and Slaves on Dope)
8/10 – Steger, IL @ Another Hole in the Wall (w/ Slaves on Dope)
8/11 – Detroit, MI @ The Detroit Pub
8/14 – Albany, NY @ Bogie’s (w/ Slaves on Dope)
8/17 – Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
8/18 – Fairfax, VA @ Fast Eddie’s
8/25 – James Island, SC @ Oasis Bar & Grill
8/31 – Chesapeake, VA @ Geared Up Bar & Grill
9/1 – Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House Music Hall
9/5 – Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligan’s pub and Music Hall (w/ In This Moment)
9/11 – Raleigh, NC @ Berkley Café (w/ Chris Jericho Presents)
9/14 – Warsaw, VA @ Sharp Sessions
9/28 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ Berlin Music Pub (headline)
10/2 – Springfield, VA @ Empire (w/ Powerman 5000)
10/7 – Towson, MD @ Recher Theatre
10/8 – Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club
10/26 – Raleigh, NC @ Berkley Café (w/ Elisium)

Tito Quinones (vocals)
Justin Adams (guitar)
Brian Bush (drums)
Justin "Lefty" Randal (bass)

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