Katatonia Release Lyric Video From Upcoming Album ‘The Fall of Hearts’

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We finally get a taste of Katatonia’s upcoming album ‘The Fall of Hearts’ which is being released via Peaceville on May 20th. The song “Serein” is now out in lyric video form. The song is more of what Katatonia has been doing for years. Emotional lyrics, beautiful heavy music, and it’s all driven home with a great group of musicians. I’m sure the melodic metal will be another hit just like their previous releases. Jonas Renkse has one of the most emotionally charged melodic voices in metal today. You can feel the passion in his voice as he sings. The ‘Fall of Hearts’, the official follow-up to 2012’s acclaimed ‘Dead End Kings’, was recorded at Stockholm’s Studio Gröndahl and Tri-lamb Studio, and was self-produced by Katatonia’s Anders Nyström and Jonas Renkse. Mixing and mastering duties were carried out by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Ihsahn, Devin Townsend) at Fascination Street Studios, with Karl Daniel Lidén (Switchblade, The Ocean, Greenleaf) brought in as engineer. Continue reading

The Acacia Strain Announce Dates for the “Common Vision Tour”

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The Acacia Strain will celebrate ten years since the release of the band’s third studio album ‘The Dead Walk,’ with the summer headline ‘Common Vision Tour’ that kicks off July 7th in Massachusetts. Supporting bands are Oceano, Knocked Loose, Culture Killer and To The Wind. The band will be throwing in some older songs into the mix in regards to their set list and they will also have some throwback merch that may only be available on this tour. VIP tickets are available here and general admission tickets go on sale this coming Friday  5/6.  Continue reading

Flaw Announce Release Date of New Album ‘Divided We Fall’

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Flaw has been back together for a few years now and touring all over the country. Three of the bands core member remain in the band. Vocalist Chris Volz, Guitarist Jay Daunt, and Ryan Jurhs have an amazing chemistry together that is seen and heard in their music. Drummer Corey Sturgill was a great addition to the band and he has helped add another dimension to the band, and he is an entertaining drummer to watch. The band has released one new single in the past year titled “Bleed Red” which dominated air play on Sirius XM Octane when it was released to them exclusively. This song shows the band can still put out emotionally driven heavy music that touches a nerve with any listener. The band last release major release was “Endangered Species” back in 2006. Flaw has a loyal fan base that has been craving new music for quite sometime and they just got the news they have been waiting for. We spoke to the band back in October at the Louder Than Life festival about the new album and their timeline to release it. The band signed a deal with Pavement Entertainment and have no announced a date for the release of their new album Divided We Fall. Continue reading

VALIENT THORR Announces “15 Years on Earth Tour”

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Valient Thorr are the baddest band on the planet (from another planet). In support of the new album Valient Thorr will be hitting the road in North American on the “15 Years on Earth Tour”. Joining them on the road will be Pears, Black Wizard and label-mates Hammer Fight. The tour kicks off May 25th in Asheville, NC and runs through July 13th in Baltimore, MD. Lead vocalist Valient Himself even has a few words for you: Continue reading

Members of SpiralArms Form New Band!

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Recently we released the news that the Bay Area rockers SpiralArms had called it quits after being formed for 12 years. The band was led by vocalist/guitarist Tim Narducci (Systematic, White Witch Canyon) who has now moved on to form another band along with SpiralArms bassist Chris ‘Cornbread’ Lombardo. The two have an amazing chemistry together and are also band mates in a ZZ Top tribute band called Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers. Cornbread made this announcement via Facebook: “OK kids! Here it is! Stick a fork in Spiralarms, Cause it’s done! But no tears shall be shed, for it is a happy day! Have no fear, The Watchers are here!!” Continue reading

Armored Saint Announce West Coast Co-Headlining Tour With Metal Church

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It’s only a few months away until the mighty Armored Saint will head back out on the road, playing to fans across the world this summer! Before they head abroad to conquer stages the band will first tour the U.S. with another iconic band Metal Church for a special west coast trek. Armored Saint’s Joey Vera (bass) comments: “We’re super excited to go back out for some select dates this summer. The June dates with Metal Church are a fan-made match that is sure to be an amazing time!” Continue reading

ZZ TOP Cancels Appearance at Welcome To Rockville and Carolina Rebellion!

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Welcome To Rockville has announced a schedule change to the May 1 festival lineup at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, Florida. Legendary Texas rockers ZZ Top has canceled their spring tour–including their expected May 1st performance at Welcome To Rockville, due to Bassist Dusty Hill being injured. The injury will also cause the band to cancel their set at Carolina Rebellion on May 6th at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Continue reading

BAND PERFORMANCE TIMES ANNOUNCED FOR MONSTER ENERGY WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE

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BAND PERFORMANCE TIMES ANNOUNCED FOR

MONSTER ENERGY WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE

SATURDAY, APRIL 30 AND SUNDAY, MAY 1

AT METROPOLITAN PARK IN JACKSONVILLE, FL

 

FEATURING MASSIVE LINEUP OF TOP ROCK ARTISTS INCLUDING

ROB ZOMBIE, DISTURBED, SHINEDOWN, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, ZZ TOP,

A DAY TO REMEMBER, BRING ME THE HORIZON, 3 DOORS DOWN & MANY MORE

 

ALONG WITH GOURMET MAN FOOD, CRAFT BEER,

TEQUILA WORLD PRESENTED BY EL JIMADOR &

JACK DANIEL’S WHISKEY ROW EXPERIENCE

Band performance times have been announced for the sixth annual Monster Energy Welcome To RockvilleSaturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 at scenic Metropolitan Park along the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida.

The destination festival features a lineup including rock icon/filmmaker Rob ZombieDisturbed (who have returned after a 4-year hiatus with their #1 album Immortalized), Jacksonville’s own ShinedownFive Finger Death PunchZZ TopA Day To RememberBring Me The HorizonSIXX:A.M.MegadethLamb Of God, and many more. 2016 marks the return of Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville Tequila World Presented by El Jimador and the debut of Gourmet Man Food, Craft Beer selections, and the Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Row Experience.

General Admission and VIP tickets are available for purchase now at  www.WelcomeToRockvilleFestival.com.
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Flea Plays National Anthem At Kobe Bryant’s Farewell Game

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Last night the sports world bid farewell to the LA Lakers 20 year veteran Kobe Bryant. Prior to the game Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea performed the national anthem. Some critics are saying that Flea butchered the song. Fox Sports Nick Schwartz had this to say “the Lakers may wish they had picked a different artist to perform the national anthem. Lakers megafan Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers kicked off the night with an inventive bass-only version of The Star-Spangled Banner, and was quickly roasted on Twitter for what some fans are calling the worst national anthem of all time.” We do have to admit it’s a very unique version of the song. Flea has said afterwards “I rocked that shit.” Judge for yourself, and let us know what you think on Facebook! Continue reading

Members of Pentagram & Mondo Drag Play Tribute to Merle Haggard!

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Members of the legendary doom band Pentagram and Mondo Drag have paid tribute to fallen outlaw country superstar Merle Haggard. They performed Merle Haggard’s “Sing Me Back Home” in Wiesbaden, Germany April 08, 2016. Bobby Liebling wasn’t at the mic for this song however, it was Pentagram’s legendary guitar player and Tennessee native Victor Griffin belting out the song in Merle’s honor. Of course Griffin is no stranger to the microphone. He is the front man of Place of Skulls, and Victor Griffin’s In-Graved. So 3 parts Pentagram 2 parts Mondo Drag makes for an amazing sound. The line-up for the song consisted of Pentagram’s Victor Griffin, Pete Campbell, and Greg Turley, and Mondo Drag’s John Gamino and Jacob Sheley. Enjoy! Continue reading