JUDAS PRIEST UNLEASH TITLE TRACK FROM ‘FIREPOWER’













The buzz surrounding legendary metal band Judas Priest’s forthcoming album, ‘Firepower,’ is undeniably growing louder - on the strength of the video clip for the track “Lightning Strike,” as well as many of the attractive/limited edition purchasing options made available for fans via PledgeMusic already being sold out. And it will soon reach a fever pitch with the unveiling of another new killer track, plus another limited edition of the forthcoming album being made available for purchase.
Fans can now hear the title track from ‘Firepower’ via this link [
smarturl.it/Firepower], and can purchase a metallic silver-colored cassette version of the album on PledgeMusic via pledgemusic.com/projects/judas-priest
and is being issued in an extremely limited pressing of only 300. And if judging from how quickly some of the previous limited edition bundles sold out via the site (such as signed guitars from Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, various colors of autographed vinyl, etc.), this rare cassette version will be an instant rarity and collector’s item. If you haven’t checked out the “Lightning Strike” video or preordered the album, you can do so now by visiting the follow respective links: 
smarturl.it/Firepower and 

smarturl.it/JPLightningStrikeVid

       Set for release on Friday, March 9th, 2018 via Epic Records - the album is comprised of fourteen tracks of pure and highly inspired metal.  
And to mark the occasion Priest (singer Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis) has reunited with producer Tom Allom (the man behind the board for all of the band’s releases from 1979-1988, including such stellar classics as ‘Unleashed in the East,’ ‘British Steel,’ ‘Screaming for Vengeance’ and 'Defenders of the Faith') and with Grammy Award-winning producer Andy Sneap also helping to raise the sonic bar even higher.


“Tom Allom has got this classic metal thing,” explains Halford. “And Andy is a bit more of a ‘modern metal producer’ but his thinking is a little bit different to Tom’s. And I think to get this balance between that classic old school metal to what Andy’s world is was just a remarkable coalescence.” “Tom Allom has been with us since 1979, so his knowledge of ourselves and our music in general is immense,” adds Hill. And according to Travis Priest returned back to a recording method that worked incredibly well on the band’s earlier classics - “We went back to the organic way of recording where it’s all of us in a room and we got to play together.” 

With the impending arrival of ‘Firepower’ and its ensuing tour (which kicks off on March 13th), THE PRIEST IS BACK!

 













‘FIREPOWER’ TRACKLISTING:
 1. Firepower
2. Lightning Strike
3. Evil Never Dies
4. Never The Heroes
5. Necromancer
6. Children of the Sun
7. Guardians
8. Rising From Ruins
9. Flame Thrower
10. Spectre
11. Traitors Gate
12. No Surrender
13. Lone Wolf
14. Sea of Red

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON JUDAS PRIEST, PLEASE VISIT:
 
judaspriest.com

WE CAME AS ROMANS DROP "WASTED AGE" VIDEO — WATCH

 COLD LIKE WAR OUT NOW, BAND REMAINS ON TOUR


We Came As Romans have just shared the video for "Wasted Age." Watch it
here.

The track lives the band's fifth album Cold Like War, out now via SharpTone Records.

We Came As Romans remain on the road with I Prevail this fall. They also have a handful of headline dates, as well. All WCAR tour dates are
here.

ICYMI:
The band partnered with Alternative Press to premiere the video for "Foreign Fire," along with an in-depth interview. It was the first deep dive into the band's mindset and process for Cold Like War. Watch + read
here.

We Came As Romans previously released the video for the track "Lost in the Moment." Watch and listen
here

Listen to and watch the video for the title track
here, as well.

LIGHT UP THE SKY DROP NEW SONG "HARD TO LOVE" — LISTEN

Spokane, Washington four-piece Light Up the Sky have dropped the standalone new song "Hard to Love."

Listen here.

Play it loud and love it.

WE CAME AS ROMANS ONLINE:

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Dates are as follows:
April 28 – Boston, MA - House of Blues
April 30 – Syracuse, NY - Landmark Theatre
May 1 – Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
May 3 – Washington DC – Anthem
May 4 – Charlotte, NC – Carolina Rebellion
May 7 – New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
May 10 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
May 13 – Somerset, WI - Northern Invasion
May 15 – Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
May 16 – South Bend, IN - Morris Performing Arts Center
May 18 – Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range
May 19 – Philadelphia, PA - WMMR BBQ

Over the course of their remarkable career, ALICE IN CHAINS has garnered multiple Grammy nominations, sold more than 20 million albums worldwide and amassed a diehard international fanbase whose members number in the millions.

They remain one of the most successful and influential American rock bands of all time.

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On March 23, 2018, Frontiers Music Srl will release a box set collecting all the solo works of acclaimed Grammy Nominated Composer Kip Winger into one collection. The set will be comprised of Kip's solo albums, including:
 
·       This Conversation Seems Like a Dream (1997)
·       Down Incognito (1998)
·       Songs from the Ocean Floor (2000)
·       From the Moon to the Sun (2008)
 
In addition there is going to be a bonus disc (exclusive to the physical edition, while stock lasts), which includes a new previously unreleased song and all of the bonus cuts from previous records
 
The "Solo Box Set Collection" will be a strictly limited edition of 1,500 copies (worldwide) and include five cds in vinyl replica cases and a booklet with liner notes written by Kip Winger.  Pre-order the box set HERE:

 http://radi.al/KipWingerCollection
 
Kip Winger rode the wave of the '80s/early '90s pop-metal explosion first with Alice Cooper and then in the wildly successful band of his namesake, Winger, before beginning a solo career in the late '90s. His debut solo effort, "This Conversation Seems Like A Dream", was released in 1997 and supported with a solo acoustic tour. An acoustic album featuring the new Track "Another Way" and of past favorites, "Down Incognito" was then released in 1999. Winger followed it with his second proper solo album, 2000's "Songs from the Ocean Floor", which addressed his grief over the loss of his wife, who had passed away in a car accident shortly after the release of his first solo album. After a long hiatus with his solo work, Kip returned with "From The Moon To The Sun" in 2008; an extensive body of work that includes everything from straight up heavy and dark music to absolutely melodic and beautiful works.
 
More recently, Winger has enjoyed success composing classical music. Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon created the ballet "Ghosts", based on a piece Kip wrote, which premiered at the San Francisco Ballet on February 9, 2010. The ballet was a hit and was brought back for a five seasons in 2010.  Ghosts will make its Nashville debut in May 2018 with Nashville Ballet.  Winger then composed a four-part work entitled "Conversations with Nijinsky", intended to celebrate the life of ballet dancer and choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky. A recording of the piece performed by the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra on the album "C.F. Kip Winger: Conversations with Nijinsky" entered at number one on thetraditional classical category on the Billboard music charts. "Conversations with Nijinsky" was also nominated in the Best Classical Contemporary Composition category at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.  Winger also recently finished a two act musical, GET JACK,which is currently in development in New York City. 
 
This collection is an unmissable opportunity to get to know in-depth the astounding musical abilities and art of one of today's musical greats!
TRACK LISTING:
 
CD 1 - This Conversation Seems Like A Dream
Kiss Of Life
Monster
Endless Circles
Angel Of The Underground
Steam
I'll Be Down
Naked Son
Daniel
How Far Will We Go
Don't Let Go
Here
 
CD 2 - Down Incognito
Another Way
Down Incognito
Under One Condition
Miles Away
Steam
Headed For A Heartbreak
How Far Will We Go
Naked Son
Spell I'm Under
Easy Come Easy Go
Daniel
 
CD 3 - Songs From The Ocean Floor
Cross
Crash The Wall
Sure Was A Wildflower
Two Lovers Stand
Landslide
Faster
Song Of Midnight
Free
Only One Word
Broken Open
Resurrection
Everything You Need
 
CD 4 - From The Moon To The Sun
Every Story Told
Nothing
Where Will You Go
Pages And Pages
In Your Eyes Another Life
Runaway
California
What We Are
One Big Game
Why
Reason To Believe
 
CD 5 - Bonus Cd
Hands Of Love
Monster (European Bonus Track)
Holy Man
Free (Instrumental)
Ghosts
Now And Forever
Kiss Of Life (Demo)
Don't Let Go (Demo)
Headed For A Heartbreak (Demo 1987)
Hour Of Need (Demo)
Monster (Demo)
Rainbow In The Rose
Blind Revolution Mad
Headed For A Heartbreak (Live)
 
Links:
http://www.kipwinger.com
https://www.facebook.com/KipWingerOfficial/
https://twitter.com/kipwinger
https://www.instagram.com/kipwinger/

PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS: Revolver Premieres "The Ignorant Point;" Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue Preorders Available

On the 16th of February Germans SCI-FI metal act CYPECORE will release their new album “THE ALLIANCE” on Vaultroom Records/ Cargo.

CYPECORE is for sure one of the most exciting new bands in the international metal-scene.

They are from Mannheim (Germany) and playing thrilling Sci-Fi metal. Without a label deal CYPECORE performed at mega events like WACKEN, WITH FULL FORCE, SUMMERBREEZE or ROCK HARZ festival.

On the 01st of March they´ll be on their „The Alliance Tour 2018“, also confirmed is the British HAMMERFEST and they will share the stage with acts like Sepultura, Hellyeah, Skindred and many more.

CYPECORE takes place in the year 2133. After World War III the human race got nearly exterminated by itself. Devastation. Major areas of the earth’s surface are contaminated with radiation. Synthetic body parts are absolutely essential for survival. High tech squads are fighting for resources. CYPECORE is the incarnation of this apocalyptic scenario. Their soundtrack is brutal, martial but still melodic. Heavy guitar riffs, mechanical double bass parts, unique sounding vocals, electronic elements and cinematic sound settings are the fuel for the CYPECORE machinery.

Video-Statement of CYPECORE:

THE ALLIANCE is our first single and title track of the upcoming album.

The album was produced at Vaultroom Studios by the bands guitar player and producer Nils Lesser.  “The Alliance” video was made in Speyer/Germany directed by Mirko Witzki  (Witzki Graphics) with the big support of the  Wasteland Warriors.
https://www.facebook.com/wasteland.warriors.net/

 
CYPECORE „THE ALLIANCE TOUR 2018“

Presented by  METAL HAMMER and ORKUS
01.03.2018 Frankfurt (DE) - Nachtleben
02.03.2018 Cologne (DE) – Jungle Club
03.03.2018 München (DE) – Backstage Club
08.03.2018 Nueremberg (DE) – Z-Bau
09.03.2018 Berlin (DE) – Maze
10.03.2018 Hamburg (DE) – Logo
17.03.2018 Pwllheli (UK) HAMMERFEST
07.04.2018 Heidelberg (DE) – Halle02

 more info:

www.cypecore.com

www.facebook.com/Cypecore

"MINDFUCKER" track listing:
1. Rocket Freak
2. Soul
3. Mindfucker
4. I'm God
5. Drowning
6. Ejection
7. Want Some
8. Brainwashed
9. All Day Midnight
10. When The Hammer Comes Down
 
MONSTER MAGNET line up:
Dave Wyndorf (vocals, guitar)
Garrett Sweeny (guitar)
Phil Caivano (guitar)
Chris Kosnik (bass)
Bob Pantella (drums)
 
For More Info Visit:
http://zodiaclung.com
https://www.facebook.com/monstermagnet/
https://www.instagram.com/monstermagnetofficial/

Release New Video For "Welcome To Hell"
Pre-Order Available Here:
nblast.de/PCATBSAgeOfAbsurdityNB

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"Wild and fierce, the storm is coming
No time for when and how
Did you think it would wait forever?
The time is now!
- Watain "Furor Diabolicus"


WATAIN’s new studio album “TRIDENT WOLF ECLIPSE” will be released on January 5, 2018. Pre-orders start today. The album is available as LP, Standard CD, limited CD Digipak, digitally as well as in a limited deluxe box set of 3000 copies. Check the links below for detailed information on the different formats and their content. The album is also available in a variation of different vinyl colors from selected mail order/retail stores. 

"After 20 years of carving our own path through and out of the world, Trident Wolf Eclipse feels like a worthy point of arrival indeed. One of power and force, shining a new harsh light upon all that has been, those that perished along the way, the life altering struggle and triumphant ecstasy of Watain. Trident Wolf Eclipse is however not about the past, nor the future, it is about here and now, and we sincerely look forward to show you all what that implies. To all those that are as impatient as we are for that day to come; Thank you for your unending support and see you soon." 
- Watain, October 31, the year of our Lord 2017

The “Nuclear Alchemy” single (released as 7” and digitally) is available as of today. Order your copy from CM Distro or the band's own merchandise store Wolf Wear. This release is strictly limited to 2000 copies.

The brand new video for “Nuclear Alchemy” can been viewed here:
https://youtu.be/qGPYb2y_PDA.

Pre-order “TRIDENT WOLF ECLIPSE” here:
Century Media mail order and others:

http://smarturl.it/TRIDENTWOLFECLIPSE
The Official Watain merchandise store:
www.wolfwear.net 

                                                                 [photo by Chase Ferguson]


San Diego-based brutalizing metal quintet CAVE BASTARD - comprised of ex/current members of Cattle Decapitation, Gutrot, Ritual Torture, Bridge Jumper, Temblad, and others - has completed harnessing the grinding, blackened scourge of their debut LP, The Bleak Shall Devour The Earth, set for release through Accident Prone Records in late March.


The Bleak Shall Devour The Earth was captured in October 2016 at Audio Design Studios in San Diego, recorded and mixed by legendary engine-ear, Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Brutal Truth, Cattle Decapitation) with assistant engineer Jordan Andreen, mastered at Trakworx by Justin Weis, and completed with artwork by Varises Otak.
 
CAVE BASTARD will issue The Bleak Shall Devour The Earth on LP and digital formats on March 23rd via Accident Prone, who also released the band's split with BLK-OPS in August 2017. A brief trailer including a snippet of audio, the cover art, and more can be viewed
HERE.
 
Stand by for further audio previews, preorders, and more in the coming weeks.
 
Three-and-a-half years in the making, the debut full-length dark vision of CAVE BASTARD is ready to be unleashed. The album combines the band's bleak imagery and outlook with devastatingly brutal riffs and earthmoving rhythms which set the tone for a voyage into the apocalypse. Featuring eight new songs bearing titles such as "Massacre Reaction," "Trapped In A World Of Formlessness," and "Purity Through Oblivion," CAVE BASTARD draws you in to their void of chaos. CAVE BASTARD is the manifestation of atrocities, inhumanities, and corruption, and The Bleak Shall Devour The Earth is the first chapter in their tale of torment.
 
CAVE BASTARD has just announced the addition of their new drummer Marlon Matthew (Temblad) who replaces longtime drummer Steve Reed, joining vocalist Steve Pearce, bassist Troy Oftedal (ex-Cattle Decapitation, Piglife), and guitarists Nick Padron and Chase Ferguson (both formerly of Bridge Jumper). The revamped lineup's first show will take place on February 15th supporting Mammoth Grinder at a hometown show. Additional tour dates are to be expected shortly and throughout the year.
 
The Bleak Shall Devour The Earth Track Listing:
1. Throes Of The Devourer
2. Neo - Genesis
3. Methane Epistaxis
4. Massacre Reaction
5. Trapped In A World Of Formlessness
6. Martial Asphyxiation
7. Purity Through Oblivion
8. Liar Betrayed
 
CAVE BASTARD Live:
2/15/2018 Space Bar - San Diego, CA w/ Mammoth Grinder, Therapy, Heat
 
CAVE BASTARD:
Steve Pearce - vocals
Nick Padron - guitars
Chase Ferguson - guitars
Troy Oftedal - bass
Marlon Matthew - drums
 
https://www.facebook.com/cavebastard
https://cavebastard.bandcamp.com
https://www.accidentprone.com
https://accidentpronerecords.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/accidentpronerecords

THE PLOT IN YOU
Release Video For Third Single "DISPOSABLE FIX"

Fourth Studio Album DISPOSE Out February 16 Through Fearless Records

Cold Like War Tour Dates With We Came As Romans, Oceans Ate Alaska, Currents and Tempting Fate

UK Grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH will soon release their special 2CD, 2LP and digital download compilation, “Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs”, on March 30 via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS.
 
The band have debuted the first single off the upcoming release,“Oh So Pseudo”, a bonus track from 2014's "Apex Predator - Easy Meat" album sessions.
Take a listen here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZzrZtOd2Po 
Stream it via Spotify
HERE
 
NAPALM DEATH bassist Shane Embury checked in to comment about the upcoming compilation release as follows:
"We are very thrilled to be finally releasing this compilation of rarities and covers from the past 10 years. NAPALM DEATH is a band that gives 100% when writing a song, so the songs included on this comp were saved originally for split EP's now sold out or vinyl editions of our albums or to become Japanese bonus tracks. When I was compiling the track-listing I was struck by how exciting again these tunes are to me. I had actually forgotten some of them, haha! We have written so many tracks and the years go by so quick that you forget just how fucking great these songs are! We will most certainly be blasting a few of these out live on our upcoming shows…Cheers and see you on the road!"
 
“Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs” will include a total of 31 songs in a playing time of over 90 minutes, compiling rarities and exclusive earworms spanning 2004-2016 from the whirling gene pool of noise that is NAPALM DEATH.  Below is the complete track-listing along with details on the original source of the song.
 
NAPALM DEATH – “Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs” Track Listing:
1. Standardization (02:46)
    - LP-only bonus track from “Utilitarian” album sessions 2011
2. Oh So Pseudo (02:36)
    - Bonus track from “Apex Predator - Easy Meat” album sessions 2014
3. It Failed To Explode (03:38)
    - Japan-only bonus track from “Utilitarian” album sessions 2011
4. Losers (04:22)
    - Bonus track from “The Code Is Red...Long Live The Code” album sessions 2004
5. Call That An Option? (03:03)
    - Bonus track from “Smear Campaign” album sessions 2006
6. Caste As Waste (03:06)
     - Japan-only bonus track from “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album sessions 2014
7. We Hunt In Packs (03:49)
     - Japan-only bonus track from “Time Waits For No Slave” album sessions 2008
8. Oxygen Of Duplicity (03:30)
     - From Melvins Split EP, recorded 2013.
9. Paracide (01:39) 
     - Gepopel cover / Japan-only bonus track from “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album    sessions 2014
10. Critical Gluttonous Mass (02:26)
     -  Bonus track from “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album sessions 2014
11. Aim Without An Aim (03:05)
     -  Bonus track from “Utilitarian” album sessions 2011
12. An Extract (Strip It Clean) (03:12)
     - From Split EP with Heaven Shall Burn, recorded 2014
13. Phonetics For The Stupefied (03:29)
     - From Split EP with Voivod, recorded 2014
14. Suppressed Hunger (03:09)
     - Bonus track from “Time Waits For No Slave” album sessions 2008
15. To Go Off And Things (02:29)
     - Cardiacs cover / From Split EP with Melvins, recorded 2013
16. Clouds of Cancer / Victims Of Ignorance (02:06)
     - G-ANX cover / Bonus track from “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album sessions 2014.
17. What Is Past Is Prologue (02:57)
     - Bonus track from “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album sessions 2014.
18. Like Piss To A Sting (01:31)
     - From Split EP with Melt Banana, recorded 2014
19. Where The Barren Is Fertile (02:22)
     - From Split EP with Melt Banana, recorded 2014
20. Crash The Pose (01:33)
     - Gauze cover / Japan-only bonus track from “The Code Is Red...Long Live The Code” album sessions 2004
21. Earthwire (02:55)
    - Download only as DZI Foundation benefit following the 2015 Nepal earthquake, recorded 2014
22. Will By Mouth (01:25)
    - From Split EP with Converge, recorded 2012
23. Everything In Mono (02:48)
    - Bonus track from “Utilitarian” album sessions 2011
24. Omnipresent Knife In Your Back (05:15)
    - Bonus track from “Time Waits For No Slave” album sessions 2008
25. Lifeline (03:18)
    - Sacrilege cover / From “Respect Your Roots Worldwide” compilation, recorded 2011.
26. Youth Offender (02:07)
    - B-Side from “Analysis Paralysis” EP; recorded 2011
27. No Impediment To Triumph (Bhopal) (03:02)
    - From Split EP with Converge, recorded 2012
28. Legacy Was Yesterday (02:15)
    - From Decibel Magazine Flexi EP, recorded 2010
29. Outconditioned (02:25)
    - Despair cover / From “Covering 20 Years Of Extremes” compilation, recorded 2008
30. Atheist Runt (06:07)
    - Bonus track from “Smear Campaign” album sessions 2006
31. Weltschmerz (Extended Apocalyptic Version) (04:05)
    - Bonus track from “Smear Campaign” album sessions 2006


The 2LP edition of “Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs” will not only contain a poster and an LP-booklet, but will - next to an unlimited black vinyl version - also be available in the following limited colored vinyl runs:
100x copies white vinyl (Century Media Webshop Europe)
 200x copies neon orange vinyl (Century Media USA)
 200x copies silver vinyl (Nuclear Blast Records)
 400x copies red vinyl (CM Distro)
 
Pre-order the release in one of it's various formats
here.
 
 A list of upcoming tour dates for NAPALM DEATH, starting off next week in Czech Republic, is as follows:
 
NAPALM DEATH TOUR DATES: 
2/16 Jarome, CZ - KD Narodak
2/17 Slavonice, CZ - KD Slavonice
2/18 Plzen, CZ - Serikovka 
2/19 Prague, CZ - Akropolis 
2/20 Uherske Hradiste, CZ - Mir
2/21 Ostrava, CZ - Brick House 
2/22 Kosice, SL - Collosseum 
2/23 Lviv, UA - Fest Republic
2/24 Kiev, UA - Bingo 
2/25 Chermonorsk, UA - Metropolis arena 
2/26 Chisinau, MO - Atrium Concert Hall
2/28 Cluj-Napoca, RO - Form Space 
3/1 Budapest, HU - Durer Kert
3/31 Gothenburg, SE - Belsepub 
4/3 Hamburg, DE - Knust
4/4 Herford, DE - X 
4/5 Drachten, NL - Iduna 
4/6 Berlin, DE - SO36 
4/7 Katowice, PO - Metalmania Festival
4/8 Chemnitz, DE - AJZ 
5/4 London, UK - Desertfest
5/10 Bethune, FR - Le Satellite 
5/11 Gueret, FR - Metal Cultures
5/12 Montpellier, FR - Moshfest IV
5/13 Brianans, FR - Outbreak Metal Fest 
6/29 Villafranca, IT - Rock The Castle 
7/12-14 Torgau, DE - Endless Summer
8/10 Winchester, UK - Boomtown
8/11 Kortrijk, BE - Alcatraz Festival 
8/17-19 St. Nolff, FR - Motorcultor Festival
 
NAPALM DEATH’s latest and much acclaimed 15th album release "Apex Predator - Easy Meat" managed to enter the top of the sales charts in several countries across the world upon release, with the following highest positions: Germany: #36, Switzerland: #64, France: #69, Greece: #60, Belgium (Flemish): #103, Belgium (Wallonia): #111, UK: #120, UK Rock Chart: #15, US Top 200: #113, US New Artist Top 50: #2.
 
Check out the promotional video clips for NAPALM DEATH’s “Apex Predator – Easy Meat” album:
“Dear Slum Landlord”:
https://youtu.be/7knD2d7yHbg
“Smash A Single Digit”:
http://youtu.be/33OZfCUsomk
“How The Years Condemn”:
https://youtu.be/g5_AtVKQFv8
 
"Apex Predator - Easy Meat" can still be ordered in various formats from CM Distro here: 
http://smarturl.it/ApexPredatorCMdistro
 
NAPALM DEATH online:
http://www.napalmdeath.org
http://www.facebook.com/officialnapalmdeath
https://twitter.com/officialND

COLD LIKE WAR TOUR DATES

2.28 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
3.1 Toledo, OH – Civic Music Hall
3.2 Joilet, IL – The Forge
3.3 Milwaukee, WI – Miramar Theatre
3.4 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
3.6 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
3.7 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
3.8 Noise, ID – Knitting Factory
3.9 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
3.10 Portland, Or – Bossanova Ballroom
3.11 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
3.13 Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone
3.14 Fresno, CA – Strummers
3.15 Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl At The Hard Rock
3.16 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
3.17 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
3.18 Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto
3.21 Lubbock, TX- Jake’s
3.22 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street
3.23 Houston, TX – Scout Bar
3.24 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
3.25 Dallas, TX – Trees
3.27 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
3.28 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
3.29 Spartanburg, SC – Ground Zero
3.30 Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
3.31 Virginia Beach, VA – Shakas
4.3 Philadelphia, PA – Foundry
4.4 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
4.5 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
4.6 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
4.7 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot
4.8 Grand Rapids, MO – The Intersection

Josh Todd and The Conflict online

A PERFECT CIRCLE WELCOME 2018 WITH NEW SONG “DISILLUSIONED”

http://smarturl.it/DisillusionedYT

LIMITED EDITION “THE DOOMED/DISILLUSIONED”
10-INCH SINGLE AVAILABLE MARCH 9 ​​​​​​​

A Perfect Circle welcomed 2018 with the release of ‘Disillusioned," the second piece of new music from their forthcoming BMG debut. Listen to the song here: http://smarturl.it/DisillusionedYT.

“Disillusioned” stands in stark contrast to “The Doomed,” the first track the band previewed from the as-of-yet untitled album. Where “The Doomed” felt “apocalyptic” (Rolling Stone) and the track’s video (
http://smarturl.it/TheDoomedVideo) was “eerie” and “intense” (Revolver), “Disillusioned” strikes a more optimistic tone, urging listeners to connect with each other once again.

“’The Doomed’ was a rude wake-up call… apologies if you were sleeping peacefully,” said Billy Howerdel of the tone of the bombastic song. “’Disillusioned’ comes from a place of overcoming the slide into the numb. It speaks to reconnection and a fresh start to a new year.”

Addressing the musicality of the song, which echoes the sentiment of unity, Maynard James Keenan said: “Attempting new approaches to composing can be intimidating. Especially with an established project with such a recognizable sound. But sometimes you just gotta take the first swing. Only way to grow.”


A limited edition,10-inch single for “The Doomed/Disillusioned” arrives on March 9. The collectible vinyl has a dual pressing of both songs on side A and a screen-printed B-side. Pre-orders are available now:
http://smarturl.it/APC10.

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ALLEGAEON will return to the road this March with Rings Of Saturn, Nekrogoblikon, and Entheos for The Dank Memes Tour 2018. This will be the last chance for fans to see ALLEGAEON before they hit the studio in Denver, Colorado with producer Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Cattle Decapitation). Album number five is nearly written, and the band plans to unveil a new song as part of their set on tour. Track the band and buy tickets at bandsintown.com/allegaeon.

Vocalist Riley McShane comments: "Hi, friends! Very excited to announce that we are joining our friends in Rings Of Saturn, Nekrogoblikon, and Entheos for another US tour in March. We can't wait to see all your faces, send us memes to harass each other with until we finish touring, and hit the studio later this year for album number five! If you're at a show, you'll hear a new song: 'Extremophile(b): Evolution.'"
Recently, ALLEGAEON released a single for their cover of Rush's "Animate." That single can be heard via Spotify
HERE.


ALLEGAEON w/ Rings Of Saturn, Nekrogoblikon, Entheos:
3/02/2018 Club Red - Mesa, AZ
3/03/2018 Chain Reaction - Anaheim, CA
3/04/2018 Venue 1720 - Los Angeles, CA
3/05/2018 Holy Diver - Sacramento, CA
3/07/2018 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
3/08/2018 Analog Theater - Portland, OR
3/09/2018 The Pin - Spokane, WA
3/10/2018 In The Venue - Salt Lake City, UT
3/11/2018 Marquis Theater - Denver, CO
3/13/2018 Amsterdam Bar & Hall - St. Paul, MN
3/14/2018 The Wire - Berwyn, IL
3/15/2018 Emerson Theater - Indianapolis, IN
3/16/2018 The Rex Theater - Pittsburgh, PA
3/17/2018 The Gramercy Theatre - New York, NY
3/18/2018 Webster Underground - Hartford, CT
3/20/2018 Voltage Lounge - Philadelphia, PA
3/21/2018 The Canal Club - Richmond, VA
3/22/2018 The Blind Tiger - Greensboro, NC
3/23/2018 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
3/24/2018 O'Malley's - Margate, FL
3/25/2018 Crowbar - Tampa, FL
3/28/2018 Walter's - Houston, TX
3/29/2018 Come And Take It Live - Austin, TX
3/30/2018 Gas Monkey Bar 'N Grill - Dallas, TX
 
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EMP LABEL GROUP has announced the formation of EMP OUTLAW, a Southern Rock/Outlaw Country Imprint, set to reissue METAL COWBOY, the 2014 independent release from legendary Steeler/Keel vocalist Ron Keel, in stores 3/2/18. 2018 will also see the studio debut from Ron Keel Band, the highly anticipated follow up to METAL COWBOY, entitled FIGHT LIKE A BAND.

After a storied career that began as lead vocalist for Steeler, which would also go on to include guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen, and selling millions of records under his eponymous KEEL with classic albums THE RIGHT TO ROCK and THE FINAL FRONTIER (both Produced by KISS’ Gene Simmons), Keel veered off into brave new territory with the decidedly Southern Rock/Outlaw Country feel of METAL COWBOY.

METAL COWBOY RELOADED features remixed and remastered versions of the tracks from the original independent release, featuring a star studded lineup of guest musicians including Frank Hannon (Tesla), Mike Vanderhule (Y&T), Paul Shortino (Rough Cutt/Quiet Riot), Travis Toy (Rascal Flatts) and more, including fan favorite tracks “Just Like Tennessee” and “What Would Skynyrd Do?”, plus the bonus track "Rock N Roll Hell" featuring Troy Lucketta (Tesla) on drums and Jeff Labar/Eric Brittingham from Cinderella on guitar and bass.

Originally released in 2014, METAL COWBOY was a bold new direction for Keel, pulling strongly from the playbook of Country and Southern Rock, while maintaining the powerful Rock edge and unmistakable powerhouse vocals Keel is known for. While Keel had some success in Country and Southern Rock after the dissolution of KEEL (who reunited in 2008), METAL COWBOY definitively established Keel’s musical identity, although its genesis had far deeper roots.

“We (KEEL) recorded a version of ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Outlaw’ for Penelope Spheeris for the DUDES Movie Soundtrack that also features Megadeth, W.A.S.P., Steve Vai, and Jane’s Addiction. It ended up being a great cult film and I’d love it even if I wasn’t in it. That really was the genesis of the Metal Cowboy – ‘Outlaw’ became my signature song, and ended up featured in the movie twice!”

After releasing METAL COWBOY and relocating to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Keel would go on to form RON KEEL BAND, with a new powerhouse band featuring the best players the Midwest has to offer. While sticking to the earthy Southern charms of METAL COWBOY, RKB showcases a new, rich musical fabric for Keel and his bandmates.

“I knew EMP was the perfect home for this project,” Ron says. “Knowing David (Ellefson) personally, their diverse artist roster, and the quality of their products and business model told me all I needed to know.”

Regarding the direction of the new project, Keel sees this RKB release as the first in a series. “I want each album to contain new original music, covers of some classics that I love, and brand-new versions of songs from throughout my career.” Already in the can: a medley of the KEEL hits “The Right To Rock,” “Because The Night,” “Tears Of Fire,” and “Somebody’s Waiting.”

Says EMP LABEL GROUP’s Thom Hazaert, “When someone like Ron Keel comes to you and says he wants to be on your label, it pretty much just happens, and that’s pretty much verbatim how it happened. One day me and David got an email from Ron saying he was a fan of EMP and he wanted to be on the label. So we created a label just FOR him. Bottom line, Ron is one of the most talented Rock vocalists of our generation, and a true gentleman outlaw, and we are honored to have him as part of the EMP family.”

ALLEGAEON Set To Join Rings Of Saturn For US Tour This March

Frontiers Music Srl To Release Kip Winger Solo Box Set Collection
March 23, 2018

Stream /Share PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS' "The Ignorant Point" at THIS LOCATION.
 
Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue is the anticipated new full-length from PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS. In advance of its January 26th, 2018 release, Revolver Magazine is hosting a premiere of "The Ignorant Point."
 
Relays ANSELMO of the crushing tune, "'The Ignorant Point' is a tip of the hat to today's top-notch, morally-sincere, trustworthy news agencies, websites, bloggers etc. that have kept the public in such great spirits with their dedication to truth and honesty. Burp. Keep up the good work, bullshit artists. We've got our collective eyes on you."
 
Hear "The Ignorant Point," courtesy of Revolver Magazine, at
THIS LOCATION.
 
If you missed it, check out first single, "Choosing Mental Illness," initially premiered at Decibel Magazine, at
THIS LOCATION.
 
Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue will see release on CD, vinyl, and digital formats in North America via Housecore Records. The record is being licensed in Europe by Season Of Mist. Physical preorder bundles are currently available via the Housecore Store at
THIS LOCATION. For digital orders, point your browser HERE .
 
PHILIP H. ANSELMO hasn't just paved his own path; he's bulldozed it with his bare hands. His primal, powerful presence led Pantera to Grammy Award nominations, sales of 20 million albums worldwide, legions of diehard fans, and an indisputable heavy metal legacy. Simultaneously, Down carved out a distinct niche with a gold-selling debut and three more critically acclaimed releases. Superjoint made a triumphant return in 2016 and in the midst of everything, ANSELMO joined Scour alongside members of Pig Destroyer and Cattle Decapitation and teamed up with horror icon Bill Moseley for the Bill & Phil project. However, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS speaks to a certain need for him.
 
Instead of treading the same ground, ANSELMO and his bandmates in THE ILLEGALS, open up another doorway altogether with their 2018 sophomore release, Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue, available through the vocalist's own Housecore Records. It's extreme, abrasive, aggressive, and anthemic. In other words, it's purely ANSELMO.
 
Following up 2013's Walk Through Exits Only, this new body of work hinges on no holds-barred lyrical misanthropy and insurgent instrumental intricacy as it sharpens any and all edges to guillotine precision. "It ain't pretty," ANSELMO exclaims. "It's more straightforward and cohesive to a degree, but it still goes off the rails here and there. We went through it song after song cut and fucking dry. I was in a specific mindset. I wanted to further my endeavors into a genre of music that I adore. As all ten songs blow by, I wanted an unforgiving feel. This is what was on my mind. It's a recorded capsule of time."
 
Following a successful maiden touring cycle for THE ILLEGALS, the frontman hunkered down at his home studio in Louisiana to record what would become Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue in 2014 and 2015. The lineup shifted as Stephen Taylor (Superjoint) transitioned from bass to guitar, Mike DeLeon (Flesh Horder, Being Killed, ex-MOD et al) joined as a guitarist, and Walter Howard (Grieved, Oppressive Force) took over bass duties. Meanwhile, Jose Manuel "Blue" Gonzalez (Superjoint, Warbeast) held down the drums. Through rigorous rehearsals and writing sessions, a framework for the new music took shape as ANSELMO wholeheartedly welcomed the ideas of his cohorts.
 
"Their creative input is fucking fantastic," beams ANSELMO. "This is something that was very different from the first record where I was very staunch. I wanted it to be ugly. I was very firm that I was writing every fucking note. The thought was, 'This is my contribution to ugly music right this second in a heavy metal vein.' That was great at the time. Walk Through Exits Only made its own little statement that I am a free agent and I belong to no single band. This time, I worked closely with everyone. We tried different ideas together. It made the spirit of this thing come alive even more because of the enthusiasm these guys bring. It enhanced the integrity of the project."
 
"Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue is going to get hated. It's going to get loved. Like every record I've ever done, I put zero expectations upon my peers, critics, or the general fucking public," he continues. "If you take one thing away from it, let it be this: Do not bog yourself down to one brand, character, or whatever. Have the guts to spread your wings and fucking flourish. I can promise you this is a beginning. As my music trickles out over the next two years, it's going to be quite the roller coaster ride. This new ILLEGALS is just the tip of the whole fucking avalanche."
 

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The line-up includes:
Phil Campbell | Guitar 
Todd Campbell | Guitar 
Dane Campbell | Drums 
Tyla Campbell | Bass 
Neil Starr | Vocals

CELEBRATING KITTIE'S 20TH ANNIVERSARY WITH A DOCUMENTARY
​(DVD & BLU RAY)/ CD RELEASE!

NAPALM DEATH Release Debut Single Off Upcoming Compilation Album, "Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs";
 
Pre-Order's Available Now, Album Due March 30

L.A. GUNS To Release "Made in Milan" March 23rd via Frontiers Music Srl

IRON REAGAN and GATECREEPER have each shared another new song from their upcoming split LP due out on March 2nd via Relapse Records. "Warning" (IRON REAGAN) and "Dead Inside" (GATECREEPER) can be listened to via all streaming services following exclusive premieres with Sirius XM Liquid Metal last week.
 
Listen to IRON REAGAN's "Warning" and GATECREEPER's "Dead Inside" at
THIS LOCATION where you can also sample IRON REAGAN's previously released track "Paper Shredder" and GATECREEPER's "War Has Begun."
 
East Coast crossover titans IRON REAGAN and rising Sonoran death metallers GATECREEPER unite for a split recording of cranium crushing proportions. Across eight new tracks of auditory and lyrical venom, both bands showcase why they're two of the most talked about groups in extreme metal today! The split LP, mixed by Kurt Ballou at Godcity Studios, is due out on CD, LP, and digital formats.

Physical packages are available via Relapse.com
HERE and digital downloads via IRON REAGAN's Bandcamp HERE and GATECREEPER's Bandcamp HERE.
 
In related news, IRON REAGAN will perform on April 13th in their hometown Richmond, Virginia with Action Patrol. GATECREEPER is set to perform two exclusive concerts with labelmates Mammoth Grinder this week on February 13th and 14th in Arizona. The band will also perform at Modified Ghost Festival III in May and Northwest Terror Fest in June. Stay tuned for more tour news from both bands soon.
 
IRON REAGAN:
4/14/2018 The Broadberry - Richmond, VA
 
GATECREEPER:
2/13/2018 Club Congress - Tucson, AZ w/ Mammoth Grinder
2/14/2018 The Rebel Lounge - Phoenix, AZ w/ Mammoth Grinder
5/24-27/218 Modified Ghost Festival III - Vancouver, BC
6/01/2018 Northwest Terror Fest 2018 - Seattle, WA
 
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ANTHRAX AND KILLSWITCH ENGAGE TO MOUNT EPIC SEQUEL WITH "KILLTHRAX II"

SiriusXM Will Present All Dates

Pennsylvania alt-metal outfit Era of Discord have inked an Artist Development Deal with Swimming With Sharks Entertainment, subsequently being added to the Zombie Shark Records roster. The band takes influence from groups such as Parkway Drive, Pantera, Slipknot, Mudvayne, Killswitch Engage, Bloodbath, Cannibal Corpse and Lamb of God, among others.

In 2017, Era of Discord released their debut album titled 'Terra Imperium', which can best be described as a mix between nu metal and groove metal. The album has been included in NuMetal.net's Top Albums of 2017.

Era of Discord is a four-piece metal band from Feasterville-Trevose, PA. Since the bands inception in 2014, they have shared the stage with a variety of acts including Fit For An Autopsy, Lorna Shore, Fire From the Gods, Motograter, 36 Crazyfists, and more. The band plans to tour in support of their latest release.

Era of Discord wishes to give insight to the issues that not only threaten our way of life but our existence as people; this message is exemplified through their energetic and gripping live performance which encapsulates a variety of theatrics. Whether you are a fan of metal, or just a live concert goer, Era of Discord will not disappoint.

'Terra Imperium' is available for streaming everywhere digital music is sold, including:

Spotify

https://open.spotify.com/artist/55Fqy3vbvQINBqReunQbvJ
Apple 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/terra-imperium/id1222177993
Amazon 

http://a.co/3l9Isus
Soundcloud

https://soundcloud.com/eraofdiscord/sets/terra-imperium
Bandcamp

https://eraofdiscord.bandcamp.com/album/terra-imperium

Era of Discord is:
Derek "Carnage, The Opposer" Miller (Lead Vocals)
Jimmy "The Law" Merk (Guitars)
Jim "Juggernaut, The Warchild" Goren (Bass Guitar and Vocals)
​Eric "The Machine" Parker (Drums and Vocals)

Links:
https://www.eraofdiscord.com/
https://www.facebook.com/eraofdiscord

“TRIDENT WOLF ECLIPSE” tracklist:
1. Nuclear Alchemy (3:10)
2. Sacred Damnation (4:41)
3. Teufelsreich (4:26)
4. Furor Diabolicus (4:43)
5. A Throne Below (4:09)
6. Ultra (Pandemoniac) (4:01)
7. Towards The Sanctuary (4:54)
8. The Fire Of Power (4:42)


WATAIN line-up
E. Danielsson – Curse and Doom
P. Forsberg – Darkness
H. Jonsson – Chains


with Set Teitan and A. Lillo


WATAIN Album release tour
05.01. Stockholm (SE) - SOLD OUT
10.01. Berlin (DE)
11.01. London (GB)
12.01. Tilburg (NL)
13.01. Paris (FR)


WATAIN online
www.templeofwatain.com/
www.facebook.com/watainofficial/
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                                                        THE PLOT IN YOU
                                           Photo credit: ASHLEY OSBORN


Ohio’s THE PLOT IN YOU have released the video for their third single “DISPOSABLE FIX”, off their fourth studio album DISPOSE, out February 16 through Fearless Records. The track serves as the cornerstone for the album, showcasing the anthemic alternative rock direction of lead singer-songwriter Landon Tewers. Fans can pre-order DISPOSE here:
https://secure.merchnow.com/catalogs/the-plot-in-you

"'Disposable Fix' was written in one sitting, during a writing session for another artist. I latched onto it and had to keep it for myself," explains Tewers. "It's a bit of a fuck you track and reflecting on a situation after everything had passed."
 
The band will be direct support to We Came As Romans on the upcoming 2018 Cold Like War Tour. The 33-date tour in support of their fourth studio album DISPOSEwill kick off on February 28 in Pittsburgh’s Rex Theater and end April 28 in Grand Rapids’ The Intersection. Oceans At Alaska, Currents, and Tempting Fate will also be on the tour through its run in the US. Tickets can be purchased here: 
http://www.theplotinyou.com/

THE PLOT IN YOU is Landon Tewers (Vocals), Josh Childress (Guitar), Ethan Yoder (Bass) and Mathis Arnell (Drums).

POISON, CHEAP TRICK AND POP EVIL
JOIN FORCES FOR
“POISON…NOTHIN’ BUT A GOOD TIME 2018” U.S. SUMMER TOUR
STARTING MAY 18 IN IRVINE, CA
 
TICKETS ON-SALE STARTING FEBRUARY 9 AND 10

ALICE IN CHAINS has announced the first run of must-see shows for 2018 – a North American headline tour that kicks off April 28th at the House of Blues in Boston. Dates are listed below and ticket info can be found HERE.

BLACK STONE CHERRY TO RELEASE BAND’S SIXTH STUDIO ALBUM TITLED FAMILY TREE VIA MASCOT RECORDS / MASCOT LABEL GROUP ON APRIL 20

PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS, led by the legendary long time MOTÖRHEAD guitarist, have released a brand new single and video for "Welcome To Hell". The track is the second single taken from the band's upcoming debut album, The Age Of Absurdity, out January 26, 2018. Check out the video here: https://youtu.be/QMVXtC3SVPE

The band also announced yesterday an intimate release day performance at YouTube Space London which will be streamed live via the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel. To be in with a chance of joining the band at YouTube Space London for this exclusive show, click
here.

The album is now available for pre-order in various formats (CD, CD + tote bag and signed photo card as well as on black, white/red bi colored and clear vinyl - see images of all products below) at this location: 

http://nblast.de/PCATBSAgeOfAbsurdityNB

The Age Of Absurdity tracklist
01. Ringleader
02. Freak Show
03. Skin And Bones
04. Gypsy Kiss
05. Welcome To Hell
06. Dark Days
07. Dropping The Needle
08. Step Into The Fire
09. Get On Your Knees
10. High Rule
11. Into The Dark
-------------------------
12. Silver Machine (HAWKWIND cover feat. Dave Brock of HAWKWIND)*
*=only to be included on the CD version of the album

PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS - live
Jan 13, 2018 France Toulouse Tattoo Convention
Feb 27, 2018 UK Poole Winter’s End
Feb 27, 2018 Netherlands Haarlem Patronaat
Feb 28, 2018 Netherlands Hengelo Metropool
Mar 01, 2018 Netherlands Uden De Pul
Mar 02, 2018 Belgium Hasselt Muziekodroom
Mar 03, 2018 Denmark Aarhus Voxhall
Mar 05, 2018 Germany Hamburg Logo
Mar 06, 2018 Germany Berlin Bi Nuu
Mar 07, 2018 Germany Frankfurt Das Bett
Mar 08, 2018 Germany Siegburg Kubana
Mar 09, 2018 Germany Mannheim 7er Club
Mar 10, 2018 Germany Munich Strom
Mar 12, 2018 Switzerland Solothurn Kofmehl
Mar 16, 2018 Italy Rome Jailbreak Club
Mar 17, 2018 Italy Pavia Dagda Club
Mar 18, 2018 Italy San Dona (Nr Venice) Revolver Club
Mar 19, 2018 France Paris La Boule Noire !!!NEW!!!
Mar 21, 2018 France Strasbourg La Laiterie !!!NEW!!!
Mar 22, 2018 France Nancy 915 Kaffee Klub Rock !!!NEW!!!
Mar 23, 2018 France Vaureal Le Forum !!!NEW!!!
Mar 24, 2018 France Brest Cabaret Vauban !!!NEW!!!
Mar 25, 2018 France Nantes Le Ferrailleur !!!NEW!!!

Apr 25, 2018 UK Seaton Mad Hatter’s Festival
May 04, 2018 UK Kirriemuir Bonfest
Jun 23, 2018 D Leipzig - Matapaloz
Jul 27, 2018 UK Ebbw Vale - Steelhouse Festival
Jul 27, 2018 IRL Collon Rally of Lúgh LongArm
Aug 29, 2018 Greece Athens Gagarin 205
Aug 31, 2018 Greece Thessaloniki Street Mode Festival
Sep 06, 2018 Hungary Budapest Dürer Kern
Oct 27, 2018 USA Miami, FL - Chris Jericho’s Rock ‘N Wrestling Cruise
Nov 8-11, 2018 UK Camp HRH Hard Rock Hell

ALICE IN CHAINS ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE DATES
TOUR KICKS OFF APRIL 28 IN BOSTON

IRON REAGAN And GATECREEPER Premiere New Songs "Warning" + "Dead Inside" From Forthcoming Split

WATAIN Launch Pre-order For New Album "Trident Wolf Eclipse"; Debut Video For New Single,"Nuclear Alchemy"

             KIM WILDE ANNOUNCES HERE COME THE ALIENS
                      ALBUM RELEASING ON MARCH 16, 2018

 
earMUSIC is proud to announce the release of Here Come the Aliens, the first studio album in seven years by pop icon Kim Wilde on March 16, 2018.  

Here Come the Aliens, produced by Ricky Wilde, contains 12 brand new songs and was recorded at RAK Studios in London — the very same recording studios where a number of albums that changed pop and rock music were born and where Wilde began her career back in 1981, recording seminal hits such as "Kids on America," "Chequered Love," and "Cambodia."

The album combines Wilde's pop roots with her love for rock music, presenting great guitar riffs and drum beats.
 
Here Come The Aliens marks a milestone in Wilde's exciting career.

Please go
here for any Kim Wilde tour updates. 
 
ABOUT KIM WILDE:
The multi-award-winning artist – who has sold over 30 million records worldwide – burst onto the music scene in 1981 with the worldwide hit "Kids in America." Wilde followed with some of the most memorable hits of the 80s: "Chequered Love," "Cambodia," "You Keep Me Hangin' On" (#1 USA), "You Came," "Never Trust a Stranger," and "Four Letter Word."
 
Voted Best British Female Singer at the BPI Awards in 1983 (forerunner to the Brits), Wilde supported Michael Jackson during the Bad European tour, playing in front of more than two million people. She also opened the shows of David Bowie across Europe on his 1990 Greatest Hits stadium tour.
 
The '90s saw Wilde continue to remain in the spotlight with the albums like Love Moves and Love Is, which featured the singles "Love Is Holy" and the Bee Gees' classic "If I Can’t Have You."

After a break from music and focus on her family life, Wilde returned on stage in 2001 and appeared on various festivals across Europe and Australia.

Since then, she continues releasing chart albums —Never Say Never (2006), Come Out and Play (2010), Snapshots (2011), Wilde Winter Songbook (2013)— and performing with her band live all across the globe as well as continuing her own, very popular UK radio show on Magic FM.

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GERMANS SCI-FI METAL BAND CYPECORE HAS RELEASED THE FIRST OFFICIAL VIDEO “The Alliance” FROM THEIR UPCOMING ALBUM “The Alliance”

Watch Here

JOSH TODD AND THE CONFLICT PREMIERE

"STORY OF MY LIFE" VIDEO
  
Following their debut U.S tour in October/November, Josh Todd and the Conflict kick off 2018 with the premiere today of the video for the track "Story of My Life" from their album Year of the Tiger. The video was shot in Los Angeles by director Billy Jayne.

Watch "The Story of My Life"
here and here.

The song is available via
Spotify, Apple Music, and iTunes.
 
Year of the Tiger was released in September on Century Media Records. 2018 tour plans will be announced soon. 

KsE PHOTO CREDIT: TRACY KETCHER

Music fans wanting a little variety with their summer tour package will get that very thing with the “Poison…Nothin’ But A Good Time 2018” tour. Iconic rock band POISON, with all original members, will be joined by CHEAP TRICK and POP EVIL on its trek across the U.S. this summer. The tour is set to launch May 18 in Irvine, CA at Five Points Amphitheatre.
 
Check out this video to learn more about the “Poison…Nothin’ But A Good Time 2018” tour:
https://youtu.be/3Hdu4_ha66Q.
 
Produced by Live Nation, tickets for various cities will go on sale starting Friday, February 9 and Saturday, February 10. Each band will be offering their own exclusive VIP packages and meet & greet opportunities beginning February 6 at 12pm local time. POISON will be offering direct-to-fan access to the best seats in the house via their own exclusive pre-sales at
PoisonOfficial.com for access to exclusive content, ticket pre-sales and VIP packages. VIP Packages for CHEAP TRICK will be available for all dates, details for which can be found at www.CheapTrick.com. POP EVIL will also be offering VIP meet & greets at PopEvilVIP.com. For more information about the “Nothin’ But A Good Time 2018” tour, please visit Livenation.com.
 
The bands are fired up to make the journey across the U.S. together. Bret Michaels, POISON lead singer and noted philanthropist says, “The all original POISON is headlining again this summer. It’s going to be a mega concert and party combined. We will be playing all the hits and bringing high energy rock and roll good times. I promise this will be awesome. My friends CHEAP TRICK and POP EVIL will be joining us as well as some special guests on select dates. Again, I know all the bands with all the hits will be giving 1000%!!! Over the last years, POISON has got to co-headline with some great bands:  Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Kiss, Lynyrd Skynyrd, to name a few, but I promise again, C.C., Bobby, Rikki and myself together will bring NOTHING BUT A GOOD TIME!!!”
 
“POISON is a just great American Rock and Roll Band,” declares Bob Roux, President of U.S. Concerts, Live Nation. “Along with CHEAP TRICK, this show is going to be Nothing But A Good Time –  The Full Tilt Party of the Summer. POISON and CHEAP TRICK always deliver the goods.”
 
Rick Nielsen, CHEAP TRICK (lead guitar) proclaims, "Another Poison/Cheap Trick Tour!!! It’s always been FUN with these guys!"
 
While POP EVIL singer Leigh Kakaty concludes, “This summer is going to be an exciting one for POP EVIL, that’s for sure! What a fantastic opportunity to bring our live show across the country on the big stage with such legends like POISON and CHEAP TRICK.”
 
POISON, fronted by reality TV superstar Bret Michaels (lead vocals/guitar), Bobby Dall (bass), Rikki Rockett (drums), CC Deville (guitars) is known around the world for their high energy, big hits, live show and is one of America's legendary Rock bands. They have sold over 40 million albums and DVDs worldwide and have sold over 15 million records in the United States alone. POISON, whose career has spanned over 25 years, may be one of the most successful independent bands to have such a long multi-Platinum career. Proof that their have fun, but get it done attitude does just that. They’ve released seven studio albums, four live albums, five compilation albums, and have issued 28 singles to radio. They’ve charted 12 singles to the Top 40 of the Billboard “Hot 100,” including six Top 10 singles "Nothin’ But A Good Time," "Talk Dirty To Me," "Unskinny Bop," and "Something To Believe In,” as well as the #1 smash hit, "Every Rose Has Its Thorn.” Their breakthrough debut album, the multi-Platinum LOOK WHAT THE CAT DRAGGED IN, was released in 1986 and they hit their peak with the second album, OPEN UP AND SAY... AHH!, which became the band's most successful album, being certified five times Platinum in the U.S. The popularity continued into the new decade with their third consecutive multi-Platinum selling album, FLESH & BLOOD. In the 1990s following the release of the band's first live album, SWALLOW THIS LIVE, the band experienced some lineup changes, but despite that, the band's fourth studio album, NATIVE TONGUE, still achieved Gold status and the band's first compilation album, POISON'S GREATEST HITS: 1986–1996, went double Platinum. In the 2000s, with the original lineup back together, the band found new popularity after a successful greatest hits reunion tour in 1999.The band celebrated their 20-year anniversary with “The Best of Poison: 20 Years of Rock” tour and album, which was certified Gold and marked POISON's return to the Billboard Top 20 charts for the first time since 1993. Throughout the years, Bret Michaels has released several chart topping solo albums and starred in some of the highest rated, record breaking reality TV shows on NBC, ABC and VH1. A philanthropist, the type 1 diabetic, Michaels has donated a portion of the proceeds from his latest single, “Jorja Bleu,” to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and through is Life Rocks Foundation supports many other charitable causes. After more than 30 years, the band is still recording music and performing live to audiences around the world.
 
CHEAP TRICK: Robin Zander (vocals, rhythm guitar), Rick Nielsen (lead guitar) and Tom Petersson (bass guitar) are part of the very fiber of American music, inspiring and delighting generations with their unique union of massive melodies and razorblade riffs, their own special brand of mischievous wit and maximum rock ‘n’ roll. Since the ‘70s, they’ve been blending elements of pop, punk and even metal in a way that is instantly catchy and recognizable. With timeless classics such as “I Want You to Want Me” and “Surrender,” CHEAP TRICK, now with drummer Daxx Nielsen, are a musical institution. The Rockford, IL band is as vital today as ever, having released three records in the last three years -- BANG ZOOM CRAZY...HELLO (2016), WE’RE ALL ALRIGHT (2017) and CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS (2017) –and toured relentlessly to packed audiences around the world. 2016 saw CHEAP TRICK's long-awaited induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The induction honored both the band and the pioneering sound that has earned them total record sales well in excess of 20 million featured appearances and more than 40 international Gold and Platinum certifications. 2017’s WE'RE ALL ALRIGHT! was yet another undisputed triumph for the band as the album's first single, "Long Time Coming," enjoyed an unprecedented run of 18 weeks at #1 on the Mediabase Classic Rock chart.
 
POP EVIL:  Leigh Kakaty (vocals), Dave Grahs (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Nick Fuelling (lead guitar, backing vocals), Matt DiRito (bass, backing vocals), Hayley Cramer (drums)—will release their fifth self-titled album February 16 on Entertainment One. Produced by Kato Khandwala, POP EVIL captures Kakaty and his bandmates at their most inspiring. Every song on the album offers a different spin on the concept behind the band’s name and in an era when many rock bands create a few strong singles, and six or seven less memorable songs and call it an album. POP EVIL is all killer, no filler – the best 11 songs culled from 30 demos. It’s a surging, contemporary sounding release that incorporates metal, alternative, hard rock and even some electronic music. In the wake of the band’s peppy, upbeat 2015 album UP, which debuted #1 on the Independent Artist Billboard Album Chart, it went on to produce their biggest single to date, “Footsteps.” It’s a wake-up call, a musical rebirth that inspired the band to self-title the release, partially since they’d never done so. ONYX the bands best-selling album to date was POP EVIL’s breakthrough album that features three straight #1 Rock Singles, “Trenches”, “Deal with the Devil” and “Torn To Pieces.” Their first album, LIPSTICK ON THE MIRROR, came out in 2008 (leading to iTunes naming them "Top New Artists of '08"), and while it introduced listeners to the band’s core sound with well-received singles like “Hero” and “100 in a 55,” POP EVIL has grown exponentially since then.
 
Check out the “Poison…Nothin’ But A Good Time 2018” tour at any of the following stops. 
 
DATE               CITY                             VENUE            
                       
Fri 5/18             Irvine, CA                      Five Points Amphitheatre
* Sat 5/19          Las Vegas, NV              The Joint
* Sun 5/20           Reno, NV                      Grand Sierra Resort
Tue 5/22            Salt Lake City, UT          USANA Amphitheatre
Wed 5/23          Denver, CO                   Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
Fri 5/25             Kansas City, KS            Sprint Center
* Sat 5/26          St. Louis, MO                Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Thu 5/31            Nashville, TN                 Ascend Amphitheatre
* Sat 6/2           Dallas, TX                     Toyota Pavilion at Irving Music Factory
* Sun 6/3           Houston, TX                  Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
* Tue 6/5           Atlanta, GA                   Verizon Amphitheatre
Thu 6/7             Indianapolis, IN             Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
* Fri 6/8             Detroit, MI                     DTE Energy Music Theatre
* Sat 6/9           Chicago, IL                   Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
* Sun 6/10         Cincinnati, OH               Riverbend Music Center
* Tue 6/12         Cleveland, OH               Blossom Music Center
Wed 6/13          Syracuse, NY                Lakeview Amphitheatre
Thu 6/14            Hartford, CT                  The Xfinity Theatre
Fri 6/15             Gilford, NH                   Bank of NH Pavilion
* Sun 6/17         Bristow, VA                   Jiffy Lube Live
Tue 6/19            Toronto, ONT.               The Budweiser Stage
* Thu 6/21         Wantagh, NY                 Northwell Health at Jones Beach
Fri 6/22             Bethel, NY                    Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
* Sat 6/23          Holmdel, NJ                  PNC Bank Arts Center
Sun 6/24           Allentown, PA               PPL Center
 
* POISON, CHEAP TRICK, to be announced
 
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www.twitter.com/poison
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www.bretmichaels.com
www.facebook.com/bretmichaels
www.twitter.com/bretmichaels
www.instagram.com/bretmichaelsofficial
 
www.cheaptrick.com
www.facebook.com/cheaptrick
www.twitter.com/cheaptrick
www.instagram.com/officialcheaptrick
 
www.popevil.com
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How many people do you know that accomplished something that effectively CHANGED LIVES while they were in HIGH SCHOOL?

Our friends Morgan and Mercedes Lander didn't intend to become Heavy Metal Feminist Icons in their teens, but that is exactly what they have become. 

They held their own with some of the biggest metal bands in the genre and made music as brutal as any of their male counterparts. They were RIAA certified gold and have sold MILLIONS of records since their debut 20 years ago. With plays in the millions on YouTube and Spotify, the band is even more relevant today, due to the international dialogue about women in entertainment.

The 3-Disc Set (DVD, Blu Ray and CD) is due out on 3/30/2018.  Also, look out for a 12" record of the audio portion of the release in the coming months.

CAVE BASTARD: San Diego Apocalyptic Metal Act To Release The Bleak Shall Devour The Earth Debut LP Through Accident Prone; Trailer Posted

      JUDAS PRIEST FIRING ON ALL CYLINDERS WITH         

          BRAND NEW STUDIO ALBUM - ‘FIREPOWER’ 

 
















Judas Priest could easily rest on their laurels at this stage of their highly successful and influential career. However, the legendary metal band - singer Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis - refuse to do so as evidenced by the arrival of their eighteenth studio album overall - ‘Firepower,’ which can be pre-ordered via the link http://smarturl.it/Firepower

Set for release on Friday, March 9th, 2018 via Epic Records - the album is comprised of fourteen tracks of pure and highly inspired metal.  And to mark the occasion Priest has reunited with producer Tom Allom (the man behind the board for all of the band’s releases from 1979-1988, including such stellar classics as ‘Unleashed in the East,’ ‘British Steel,’ ‘Screaming for Vengeance’ and 'Defenders of the Faith') and with Grammy Award-winning producer Andy Sneap also helping to raise the sonic bar even higher.

“Tom Allom has got this classic metal thing,” explains Halford. “And Andy is a bit more of a ‘modern metal producer’ but his thinking is a little bit different to Tom’s. And I think to get this balance between that classic old school metal to what Andy’s world is was just a remarkable coalescence.” “Tom Allom has been with us since 1979, so his knowledge of ourselves and our music in general is immense,” adds Hill. And according to Travis Priest returned back to a recording method that worked incredibly well on the band’s earlier classics - “We went back to the organic way of recording where it’s all of us in a room and we got to play together.” 

The album’s first single, ‘Lightning Strike’ will be available worldwide on Friday, January 5, 2018, and on the same day the song’s music video will be premiered (and can be viewed via
 http://smarturl.it/JPLightningStrikeVid). Full album pre-order and a PledgeMusic pre-order (https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/judas-priest) will also begin the same day which includes exclusive limited autographed colored vinyl, autographed vinyl test pressings, an exclusive Judas Priest t-shirt and an extremely limited number of Judas Priest autographed guitars.

With the impending arrival of ‘Firepower’ and its ensuing tour (which kicks off on March 13th), THE PRIEST IS BACK!

‘FIREPOWER’ TRACKLISTING:
 1. Firepower
2. Lightning Strike
3. Evil Never Dies
4. Never The Heroes
5. Necromancer
6. Children of the Sun
7. Guardians
8. Rising From Ruins
9. Flame Thrower
10. Spectre
11. Traitors Gate
12. No Surrender
13. Lone Wolf
14. Sea of Red

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT:
 
judaspriest.com

After more than a decade apart, Tracii Guns and Phil Lewis reunited under the L.A. GUNS' banner and in 2017, released arguably the most critically praised album of their catalog, "The Missing Peace". Landing at #12 Top Record Label Independent Current Albums, #17 Top Current Rock Albums, and #47 Top Current Albums on the Billboard charts in the U.S., plus numerous international charts, clearly the most important critics, the fans, agreed with the consensus of how truly great their new studio album is.
 
With a new found energy and the enthusiasm of the then imminent release of "The Missing Peace", L.A. Guns stormed onto the stage in Milan, IT for the 2017 edition of the Frontiers Rock Festival and took absolutely no prisoners, packing the set front to back with stone cold classics and soon to be classics.  This once in a lifetime performance was recorded and will be released on CD, DVD and Blu-Ray formats.  The album, which is aptly named "Made in Milan", will be released March 23rd via Frontiers Music Srl.
 
Pre-order on CD/DVD, Blu-Ray, Vinyl & Digital HERE: 
http://radi.al/MadeInMilan
 
This current incarnation of the band has been touring non-stop and the cohesiveness of the unit, not to mention Phil's stunning and unique vocals and Guns' mind-bending guitar playing, are on full display here. A must hear and listen for all fans of the band, both new and old school!


It's been more than a year since the first rumors spread about a new MONSTER MAGNET album and that the band was preparing to enter the studio in Fall 2016. During the band's European Summer tour it finally got confirmed what the fans around the world were so desperately hoping for to be true. Mastermind Dave Wyndorf stated that the long awaited new studio record is going to be (quote) "full-ahead Detroit-style, early 70s, MC5 and Stooges type of rock". Sounded very promising back then! And now we know... he wasn't lying!
 
MONSTER MAGNET puts the pedal to the metal with "MINDFUCKER", their 11th record.   "MINDFUCKER" is different, a step forward and a step back at the same time to the almighty roots of hard rock music, kindled by the unpretentious Proto-punk era. Up tempo, savage in both sound and spirit, "MINDFUCKER" is the real deal! The album has the potential to surprise and to whip up the love for the genre, while still giving the sludgies and stoner freaks exactly what they wish for in a new MONSTER MAGNET album.
 
"MINDFUCKER" will be released on March 23, 2018 and can be pre-ordered right
HERE!
 
"MINDFUCKER is a fuzzed out, headbangin' celebration of hard rock and 21st century paranoia" says Dave. "Ten fuel injected, nitro burning tracks of fiery rock 'n roll and garage psych madness, all done MONSTER MAGNET style. It's also an album that gets right to the point: the world is out of it's fucking mind and I'm livin' it....for better or worse. It's simple, really. In these crazy times I've been wanting to just drive my car at 100 miles per hour and howl, you know what I mean? So I wrote songs I can do that with. And with lyrics that don't deny the times we're living in. Feels good, feels right. Rock is alive, baby!"
 
Watch out for further news and new music from mastermind Dave Wyndorf and MONSTER MAGNET!

CANDIRIA RELEASE SECOND WHILE THEY WERE SLEEPING ALBUM CONCEPT VIDEO

Vocalist Carley Coma of Candiria has launched a new series of videos for the band's latest album While They Were Sleeping.

The series dives deep into the story behind the album's concept. The first video, which addresses the title track, is streaming 
here.

The second clip is now available
here and centers on "Mereya," the second track on the album.

New videos for each track will be launched in sequence in the coming weeks.

Candiria will be headlining the Blacklight Media Records showcase in New York City on March 8 at the Gramercy Theatre. The band has put together a special set list for the night, celebrating over 20 years of its critically-acclaimed sophomore album Beyond Reasonable Doubt.

Tickets are on sale
here. The lineup also includes Gozu, Good Tiger, Mother Feather, ONI, and Eyes of the Sun.

The band will also appear at this year's New England Metal + Hardcore Fest in April.

CANDIRIA ON TOUR:
3/8  — New York, NY —  Gramercy Theater
(Blacklight Media Records Showcase)
4/21 —  Worcester, MA — New England Metal & Hardcore Fest
4/26 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom (With Killswitch Engage, Hatebreed)
5/3 —  Poughkeepsie, NY — The Chance (With Killswitch Engage, The Word Alive) 

Track Listing:
 
CD:
1. No Mercy
2. Electric Gypsy
3. Killing Machine
4. Bow Solo/Over The Edge
5. Sex Action
6. Speed
7. One More Reason
8. Kiss My Love Goodbye
9. Don't Look At Me That Way
10. Malaria
11. Never Enough
12. Jelly Jam
13. The Ballad Of Jayne
14. Rip And Tear
 
DVD/Blu-Ray:
1. No Mercy
2. Electric Gypsy
3. Killing Machine
4. Bow Solo/Over The Edge
5. The Bitch Is Back
6. Sex Action
7. Speed
8. One More Reason
9. Kiss My Love Goodbye
10. Don't Look At Me That Way
11. Malaria
12. Never Enough
13. Jelly Jam
14. The Ballad Of Jayne
15. Rip And Tear
 
BAND MEMBERS:
Phil Lewis - Vocals                       Tracii Guns - Guitars
Johnny Martin - Bass                  Michael Grant - Guitar
                         Shane Fitzgibbon - Drums

http://www.lagunsmusic.com
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https://www.instagram.com/laguns/

                                        photo by Harry Reese


BLACK STONE CHERRY is set to release their sixth studio album, Family Tree via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group on 20th April 2018.  Burnin’, the first musical taste of the new collection is available today, along with the ability to pre-order the release in various physical and digital formats.  Check out the lyric video for Burnin’ here and pick up your digital version here.   Physical album formats, including a UK exclusive clear vinyl option limited to just 1500 copies are available here.


Family Tree is the much-anticipated follow up to 2016’s Kentucky, which debuted at #5 on the Official UK Album Chart.  Like Kentucky, BLACK STONE CHERRY opted to self-produce and track Family Tree at David Barrick's Barrick Recording in Glasgow, KY, the same studio where the four-piece recorded their eponymous debut.  BSC also opted to not over-rehearse upfront of the album sessions, instead preferring the immediacy and spontaneity of in-the-moment takes.  The band also entrusted frontman Chris Robertson to mix the songs, which perfectly fit the loose, creative process that birthed Family Tree.

Family Tree boasts BSC’s tried-and-true lucky number with its 13 songs, and like all BSC releases, features songwriting contributions from each member.  Drummer John Fred tells us, “Family Tree showcases all of our collective musical influences and how we have taken those to create something that is truly our own unique Southern American rock ‘n roll sound.”  Two special guests appear, one bringing the concept of family full circle.  Chris’ 5 yr old son contributes backup vocals on the swaggering You Got The Blues, while the other, revered jam-band musician Warren Haynes (Allman Bros/Gov’t Mule) offers a guitar cameo and vocals on the delta stomp of Dancing In The Rain.  The band first met Warren 17 years ago as freshly-signed youngsters on their first visit to New York City.

The concept of family looms large in the world of BLACK STONE CHERRY’s four band members.  Sticksman John Fred Young's father Richard and his uncle Fred, are founding members of the Grammy Award-winning country rock n’ roots band, The Kentucky HeadHunters.  BSC’s four high school-aged friends - Young, plus frontman/guitarist Chris Robertson, guitarist Ben Wells and bassist Jon Lawhon - grew up honing their craft in the Headhunters’ Practice House, an abandoned property on the Young family’s farmland.  John Fred says, “We grew up in the Kentucky Headhunters’ rehearsal space, looking up at posters of Cream, Led Zeppelin, Uriah Heep, the Stones, Montrose, and the Faces.  We were like kids someone took in a time capsule and put in the woods,”

Family Tree’s tracklisting runs as follows:
Bad Habit
Burnin’
New Kinda Feelin
Carry Me On Down The Road
My Last Breath
Southern Fried Friday Night
Dancin’ In The Rain (featuring Warren Haynes)
Ain’t Nobody

James Brown
You Got The Blues
I Need A Woman
Get Me Over You
Family Tree

BLACK STONE CHERRY’s first visit to UK shores in 2018 will be as direct special guests to Guns n’ Roses at Download Festival (
www.downloadfestival.com) on Saturday 9th June.  The band’s honest, gutsy, no-nonsense approach to their live show has allowed them to rock 12,000-cap arena dates across the UK for a number of years.  Expect this to be their modus operandi for the foreseeable future in the wake of the release of Family Tree.

For further information on BLACK STONE CHERRY point your mouse at
www.blackstonecherry.com

"'Evil Dead II.' 'Dawn of the Dead.' 'The Godfather: Part 2.' 'The Empire Strikes Back.' All sequels that are better than the original. Add 'KillThrax II' to that list. Back by popular demand, KillThrax is coming at ya again my friends."  -- Scott Ian, Anthrax

What do you do when you've co-headlined one of the hottest metal touring packages of 2017? Well, like any rock band that cares about its fans, you do it again, but you take it to the places that missed out the first time. And that's exactly what metalcore masterminds Killswitch Engage and legendary thrash/metal masters Anthrax are announcing today — "KillThrax II," a 29-city tour of North America presented by SiriusXM that kicks off January 25 in Montreal, Canada and will zig-zag across the continent to wind up in Portland, ME on March 4.  

Confirmed tour dates are below. Go
here for all ticket and purchasing options. 

Havok will serve as the opening act for the entire tour.

Said Anthrax's Frank Bello, "After playing so many amazing shows last year with our friends Killswitch Engage, I'm psyched for round two of KillThrax, and we're adding Havok to the heaviness!!" Added Charlie Benante, "The shows were great, the audiences were great, and we all felt great about the whole thing, so why not do it again?"

"We are looking forward to the next leg of the 'KillThrax' tour," said KsE singer Jesse Leach. "We had a blast on the first one and we enjoyed sharing the stage with the humble legends Anthrax!  There is such a synergy between the two bands and a certain unity that is infectious, so it was a no brainer to put this package back together and hit the road. It's an honor and we are excited for these shows, the fans, and the good times! KillThrax is gearing up for round two, so let's keep the party rolling!"

As with the inaugural KillThrax tour, Killswitch Engage and Anthrax will rotate the show's closing slot on KillThrax II. Fans can also expect a night of high energy, musical ferocity and sheer intensity, and what one reviewer called "an incredible night of live music with heavy hitters that provided hours of escape into metal bliss."  

Confirmed dates for KillThrax II are below.

TOUR DATES:
1/25 — MTelus — Montreal, QC
1/26 — London Music Hall — London, ON
1/27 — Sherman Theater — Stroudsburg, PA
1/28 — The National — Richmond, VA
1/30 — Jannus Live — St. Petersburg, FL
1/31 — The Fillmore Charlotte — Charlotte, NC
2/2 — Eagles Ballroom Club Stage — Milwaukee, WI
2/3 — Egyptian Room at Old National Centre — Indianapolis, IN
2/5 — Marathon Music Works — Nashville, TN
2/6 — Iron City — Birmingham, AL
2/8 — The Pavilion at Concrete Street — Corpus Christi, TX
2/9 — Lonestar Pavilion — Lubbock, TX
2/10 — The Criterion — Oklahoma City, OK
2/11 — El Rey Theater — Albuquerque, NM
2/13 — House of Blues — San Diego, CA
2/14 — House of Blues — Anaheim, CA
2/16 — Revolution Concert House — Boise, ID
2/17 — Knitting Factory Concert House — Spokane, WA
2/19 — The Ranch — Edmonton, AB
2/20 — Bowes Event Center at Revolution Place — Grande Prairie, AB
2/21 — MacEwan Hall — Calgary, AB
2/23 — Burton Cummings Theatre — Winnipeg, MB
2/24 — Skyway Theatre — Minneapolis, MN
2/25 — Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino — Sioux City, IA
2/27 — The Forge — Joliet, IL
3/1 — Rams Head Live — Baltimore, MD
3/2 — Dome Arena — Henrietta, NY
3/3 — The Palladium — Worcester, MA
3/4 — State Theatre — Portland, ME

ABOUT ANTHRAX:

As part of the band's 35th anniversary year, Anthrax released one of 2016's most-anticipated metal/thrash albums, For All Kings (February 26/Megaforce in North America/Nuclear Blast internationally), that debuted at #1 on Billboard's Hard Rock Chart, and #9 on the Top 200, becoming Anthrax's highest-charting album in more than two decades.  Written by drummer Charlie Benante, bassist Frank Bello and guitarist Scott Ian, the dynamic triumvirate whose unique composition chemistry is, in part, what sets Anthrax's music apart from other bands' in the same genre, combined with Joey Belladonna's breathtaking vocals and the searing guitar leads by newest member Jonathan Donais, it's no wonder the album and the band's live shows have consistently received tremendous reviews.

Over its three-and-a-half-decade career, Anthrax has been a pioneering band with its unique style, sound and heavy brand of thrash metal, and, as Metallica's Kirk Hammett put it, "one can hear their influence on any number of up and coming bands."  Anthrax has sold in excess of 10-million units, received multiple Gold and Platinum certifications, six Grammy nominations and a host of other accolades from the media, industry and fan, including 2016’s inagural “Innovatator Award” presented at the the Epiphone/Revolver Music Awards.  From the race and genre barriers Anthrax helped break down in 1988 when they collaborated with Public Enemy on "Bring The Noise," to becoming a card-carrying member of The Big Four - with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth - as one of the four bands that defined the speed/thrash metal genre, to being the first metal band to have its music heard on Mars when NASA played "Got The Time" to wake up the Mars Rover, Anthrax continues to break ground and innovate.  

ABOUT KILLSWITCH ENGAGE:


Formed in 1999 out of western Massachusetts, Killswitch Engage are often credited as one of the most influential metal acts in the last 20 years. Twice Grammy-nominated, they've sold over 3 million records worldwide, with The End of Heartache and As Daylight Dies both certified Gold in the U.S. The band has enjoyed multiple Top 10-charting albums, with 2016's Incarnate (March 11/Roadrunner) landing at #6 on the Billboard Top 200, #1 on the Current Rock Albums chart, and debuting at #1 overall in Canada, #5 in Australia, and #10 in both the UK and Germany, a testament to the band's international reach.

 As cofounders of Killswitch Engage, guitarist/backing vocalist Adam Dutkiewicz, guitarist Joel Stroetzel, bassist Mike D’Antonio, and lead vocalist Jesse Leach (who returned four years ago after a decade-long absence) together with longtime drummer Justin Foley continue to make trend-resistant, timeless heavy music that feeds the soul, touches the heart, and strengthens the mind. Spending much of their career on the road, Killswitch Engage have enjoyed premium slots on major U.S. tours, including OzzFest, Warped Tour, Taste of Chaos, Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest, Music As a Weapon, and Trespass America, as well as countless international festivals around the globe. Having shared the stage with acts ranging from Rise Against to Slayer, the diversity and versatility of their touring is unparalleled. Their songs have been featured on Guitar Hero III, Rock Band, John Madden, the Resident Evil III soundtrack, and as entrance music for WWE wrestling champ CM Punk. The band's compelling history can be seen in their latest release, Beyond the Flames: Home Video Vol II, a treasure trove of gripping content, containing 3.5 hours of footage, including a 75-minute documentary that chronicles the return of original vocalist Leach after nearly a decade away from the band he helped form, as well as tons of live footage from around the globe.

ABOUT SIRIUSXM:


Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is the world's largest radio company measured by revenue and has approximately 31 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and offers commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment, and a wide-range of Latin music, sports and talk programming. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company and on smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at siriusxm.com. SiriusXM radios and accessories are available from retailers nationwide and online at SiriusXM. SiriusXM also provides premium traffic, weather, data and information services for subscribers through SiriusXM Traffic™, SiriusXM Travel Link, NavTraffic®, NavWeather™. SiriusXM delivers weather, data and information services to aircraft and boats through SiriusXM Aviation, SiriusXM Marine™, Sirius Marine Weather, XMWX Aviation™, XMWX Weather, and XMWX Marine™. In addition, SiriusXM Music for Business provides commercial-free music to a variety of businesses. SiriusXM holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada which has approximately 2.8 million subscribers. SiriusXM is also a leading provider of connected vehicles services, giving customers access to a suite of safety, security, and convenience services including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.

MONSTER MAGNET - Announce New Album "MINDFU*KER" Coming Spring 2018 via Napalm Records

A Perfect Circle has confirmed a trio of U.S. festival performances for this Spring: Las Rageous, Northern Invasion and Rock on the Range which will be followed by the band’s first European tour in close to fifteen years (dates below).

Purchase or listen to “Disillusioned” at this link:
http://smarturl.it/Disillusioned


Purchase or listen to “The Doomed” at this link:
http://smarturl.it/TheDoomed

Pre-Order the 10-inch at this link:
http://smarturl.it/APC10

Tour dates:
April 20 Las Vegas, NV Las Rageous
May 12 Somerset, WI Northern Invasion
May 18 Columbus, OH Rock on the Range
June 1 Nürburgring, Germany Rock Am Ring
June 2 Nuremberg, Germany Rock Im Park
June 5 Stockholm, Sweden Fryshuset
June 6 Oslo, Norway Spektrum
June 8 Aarhus, Denmark Northridge Festival
June 9 Helsinki, Finland Sideways Festival
June 12 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo Manchester SOLD OUT
June 13 London, UK O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT
June 14 London, UK O2 Academy Brixton SOLD OUT
June 17 Berlin, Germany Zitadelle
June 20 Zurich, Switzerland Halle 622
June 23 Esch-Sur-Aizette, Luxembourg
June 26 Paris, France Olympia SOLD OUT
June 28 Madrid, Spain Download Festival Madrid
June 29 Barcelona, Spain Be Prog! My Friend Festival
July 1 Verona, Italy Rock The Castle

The band’s current line-up is Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Puscifer), Billy Howerdel (Ashes Divide), James Iha (Tinted Windows, ex-Smashing Pumpkins), Jeff Friedl (Puscifer, The Beta Machine) and Matt McJunkins (Eagles of Death Metal, The Beta Machine).

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