Bourbon & Beyond Festival Spotlight: +LIVE+ [Official Videos]

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+LIVE+ will be one of the upcoming acts at this year’s Bourbon and Beyond. The festival now has a new home. It is still in Louisville, Kentucky of course, but will call a new festival grounds home. This year, Bourbon and Beyond will take place at the Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Expo on September 20th, 21st, and 22nd. The previous location, Champions Park, had a terrible flood last year and day 2 of Bourbon and Beyond as well as Louder Than Life the following weekend was cancelled. However, to make up for that, Bourbon and Beyond is now a 3-day festival. This means an additional day of bands, bourbon and best friends! How awesome is that? This will be +LIVE+’s debut at the Bourbon and Beyond Festival. If you have never had the opportunity to check this band out, prepare yourself to be amazed! With that said, let’s discuss +LIVE+. Continue reading

COLD Debut New Single “The Devil We Know”, Tour Dates [Music Video]

Alternative legends Cold have released the third track from their upcoming record, The Things We Can’t Stop, titled “The Devil We Know”. Listen to the new track here

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SKUNK ANANSIE And QUEEN ZEE Shakes Up Bristol [Review & Photo Gallery]

The opening act for Skunk Anansie were Liverpool-based rock band Queen Zee who came out to a three-quarters full venue. Looking sharp, their whole image worked well. As I’ve said before, I like to see a band look like a band, and these guys ticked that box. Vocalist and guitarist, Zena “Queen Zee” Davine, was an absolute nutter on stage – full of energy that didn’t wear out for the whole show, rocking a black string vest, and just going for it! Continue reading

Louder Than Life Festival Spotlight: FIRE FROM THE GODS [Official Videos]

Welcome back to our ongoing series of LOUDER THAN LIFE 2019 artist profiles, our weekly guide through the lineup of acts who’ll take the stage at Louisville, Kentucky’s Highland Festival Grounds at Kentucky Expo Center September 27-29 in what’s sure to be one of the biggest concert events of the year. This week, we’re taking a closer look at the Austin, Texas based melodic nu metal rockers Fire From The Gods.

Fire From The Gods formed in Austin, TX in 2010 and has really sprung onto the scene in the last year or so. Their album ‘Narrative’ had bangers like “Excuse Me” and “End Transmission” with AJ Channer controlling the flow of the songs with his blend of rap, reggae, and rock vocals to keep you on your toes. Fire From The Gods is likely one of the most energetic and complex bands slated to perform at this years Louder Than Life festival. AJ Channer is actually the band’s second vocalist after he replaced Eric July who is now doing a project called Backwordz. Fire From The Gods has already played several major festivals like Rock on the Range, Carolina Rebellion, Welcome to Rockville and they blessed the stage at the 2017 Louder Than Life as well. They only continue grew in popularity by playing on the Vans Warped Tour a few summers ago. This isn’t just your typical, generic rap or nu metal band. These guys have a message to go with their music that has been needed for a long time. Continue reading

Tom Delonge’s ANGELS & AIRWAVES Release “Rebel Girl” Video; Announce Tour!

A rising hit at alternative radio, “Rebel Girl” is the band’s first new track in three years and blanketing airwaves nationwide, including KROQ in Los Angeles, WKQX in Chicago, WRFF in Philadelphia, WWDC in Washington, KDKB in Phoenix, 91X in San Diego and many more. The band has now released a video for the track that was directed by Matt Thompson. Continue reading

Bourbon & Beyond Festival Spotlight: THE RECORD COMPANY

The Record Company will be one of the upcoming acts at this year’s Bourbon and Beyond. The festival now has a new home. It is still in Louisville, Kentucky of course, but will call a new festival grounds home. This year, Bourbon and Beyond will take place at the Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Expo. The previous location, Champions Park, had a terrible flood last year and day 2 of Bourbon and Beyond was cancelled. However, to make up for that, Bourbon and Beyond is now a 3-day festival. This means an additional day of bands, bourbon and best friends! How awesome is that? This will be The Record Company’s debut at the Bourbon and Beyond Festival. If you have never had the opportunity to check this band out, prepare yourself to be amazed! With that said, let’s discuss The Record Company. Continue reading

Bourbon & Beyond Festival Spotlight: THE WHITE BUFFALO [Official Videos]

The White Buffalo will be one of the upcoming acts at this year’s Bourbon and Beyond. The festival now has a new home. It is still in Louisville, Kentucky of course, but will call a new festival grounds home. This year, Bourbon and Beyond will take place at the Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Expo. The previous location, Champions Park, had a terrible flood last year and day 2 of Bourbon and Beyond was cancelled. However, to make up for that, Bourbon and Beyond is now a 3-day festival. This means an additional day of bands, bourbon and best friends! How awesome is that? This will be The White Buffalo’s debut at the Bourbon and Beyond Festival. If you have never heard The White Buffalo before, prepare yourself to be astonished! With that said, let’s discuss The White Buffalo. Continue reading

LIVE & BUSH Extend The Alt-imate Tour!

 

LIVE and Bush are back on U.S. soil after a successful UK tour! And to top it all, it’s the original line-up of LIVE, featuring, Ed Kowalczyk (vocals, guitar), Chad Taylor (guitar, backing vocals), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass) and Chad Gracey (drums, percussion). The enough can’t be said about Bush who have been keeping ALT rock alive since the 90’s. Led by frontman Gavin Rossdale the band still sounds as good if not better than they did well over 2 decades ago.

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CAROUSEL KINGS Debut Music Video For ‘Monarch’, Announce Tour [Music Video]

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Carousel Kings have released a music video for their track “Monarch”, along with a tour announcement. The track is off their latest release Plus Ultra which is available now. “Monarch” is the third track off of Plus Ultra, following “Code Breaker (Smile)” and “Lock Meowt” respectively. The tour begins July 26 in their hometown of Lancaster, Pa in support of the new record. 

“ ‘Monarch’ is an anthem to keep pushing, to trust your inner voice and simply GO FOR IT!” explains Carousel Kings vocalist Dave Alexander. “Every day we all have to overcome adversity in some aspect, and this song was written to have the listener reach deep within themselves to erase any preconceived ideas you may not realize are holding you back from your dreams and living your life to its fullest potential. On the video, we wanted to showcase this angle, with a Muay Thai kickboxer training for his fight. His struggles in the ring mirror life’s struggles and adversities, and how perseverance is the only way to prevail.”

These Pennsylvania rockers are set to travel in the Northeast, and then hop West to Washington, California, etc. To keep up with all things Carousel Kings, follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Victory Records.

CAROUSEL KINGS On Tour

July

26 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club

27 – Blossburg, PA @ Canyon Music Fest

28 – Lakewood, OH @ Foundry

August

5 – Spokane, WA @ The Pin

6 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

7 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

10 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill

11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos

13 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge

14 – Las Vegas, NV @ Bunk House

TAX THE HEAT Rocks Frome As THE CORAL’s Opener [Review & Photo Gallery]

Tax the Heat (TTH) supporting The Coral for Frome Festival 2019 at Cheese & Grain? Hell yeah I’m going to that! But just to assure you, we are only covering TTH, as The Coral are a bit mellow for Metal Nexus. Continue reading