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Los Angeles, CA — Simple Creatures, comprised of long-time friends Mark Hoppus (blink-182) and Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low), release a new track, “Special” today. The first offering from EP2 (due out later this year) was produced by Zakk Cervini, and is available to download HERE.
The band will make their highly anticipated festival debut this Saturday, headlining the “Avalanche” stage at Download Festival in the U.K. after playing a few intimate club shows earlier this year in a few select cities across the U.S. and in London.
Mark and Alex released their debut EP, Strange Love, in March.
Simple Creatures evolved from a long-standing friendship and a musical kinship. Hoppus and Gaskarth took a beat from their individual bands to have some fun in the studio, and came away with a new band with a new sound.
“On paper, this collaboration between two of pop-punk’s most recognizable and commercially powerful songwriters should have proved entirely predictable – a crush of pit-friendly anthems and surging riffola. Except their latest out is anything but. The first single, ‘Drug’… an explosive rush of heavy-hearted pop that clatters and crackles with programmed drum breaks, scuzzy guitars and skittering melodies, with both singers sharing vocal duties,” wrote Kerrang!
Mighty warriors of the galaxy! Today, GLORYHAMMER release their fourth new video, “Masters of the Galaxy”, from their third album, Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex, which hit the charts worldwide upon release late last month! The legends around Angus McFife XIII just started their world tour in the US, which will lead them through the whole galaxy until February 2020.
The epic fight of crown prince Angus McFife against evil continues…
At the end of the second GLORYHAMMER album, Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards, Planet Earth had been destroyed by the Hootsman, with an explosion so powerful it ripped a hole in the very fabric of spacetime. And yet, Zargothrax was still not defeated, for he managed to use his last shreds of power to escape through the dimensional rift. Vowing to defeat the evil sorcerer, Angus McFife XIII followed him into the portal, with no idea where it might lead…
The galaxy waits in fear for the return of Angus McFife XIII, who fought the greatest battle the galaxy has ever heard of, against the evil sorcerer Zargothrax. All hope of the Kingdom of Fife lies in the strong arms and the infinite wisdom of their young prince.
GLORYHAMMER‘s new album Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex tells us the whole story of the most gigantic battle of all time.
Order Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex now HERE!
Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortextrack listing:
Into the Terrorvortex of Kor-Virliath
The Siege of Dunkeld (In Hoots We Trust)
Masters of the Galaxy
The Land of Unicorns
Power of the Laser Dragon Fire
Legendary Enchanted Jetpack
Battle for Eternity
The Fires of Ancient Cosmic Destiny:
The Battle of Cowdenbeath
Return of the Astral Demigod of Unst
The Knife of Evil
Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex hits the charts worldwide!
Legends from Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex hit Top 10 on the German (#6) and Swiss (#8) album charts for the first time. The successful album hit the charts worldwide.
Worldwide Tour Just Kicked Off in the US!
GLORYHAMMER is currently out on a North American headline tour, featuring support from Aether Realm! See below for all confirmed tour dates.
Remaining GLORYHAMMER live dates in North America
with Aether Realm
Remaining GLORYHAMMER live dates in North America
with Aether Realm
6/13 – Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House 6/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ 1720 6/15 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red 6/17 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill 6/18 – Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live!
GLORYHAMMER were founded by Alestorm frontman Christopher Bowes in 2009, who spent the next years gathering an international line-up that suited his idea to create a band based conceptually on the fantasy genre and musically fitting generally into the power metal mold. Both aims were achieved stunningly and their debut album, Tales from the Kingdom of Fife released by Napalm Records in 2013 immediately garnered the band high critical acclaim from critics and fans alike. GLORYHAMMER were able to top this success with their second full-length Space 1992: Rise of the Chaos Wizards (2015) and have continued to tour in front of ever growing audiences, performed at all major metal festivals, and have by now been nominated twice by German Metal Hammer as best band in the category “Up & Coming” at the Metal Hammer Awards.
Angus McFife XIII, Crown Prince of Fife – Vocals Ser Proletius, Grand Master of the Deathknights of Crail – Guitars The Hootsman, Astral Demigod of Unst – Bass Zargothrax, Dark Emperor of Dundee – Keyboards Ralathor, the Mysterious Submarine Commander of Cowdenbeath – Drums
French deathcore heavyweights Betraying The Martyrs will return to American shores this summer for their first-ever headline tour of North America. The “Summer Rapture Tour 2019,” also featuring support from Entheos, Within Destruction, Sentinels and Defying Decay, will kick off on June 28 in Stanhope, N.J.
A Preview of What’s to Come On the “Summer Rapture Tour”
We are beyond excited to cover US soil on our first full US headlining tour,” says vocalist Aaron Matts. “To be able to play a full energetic set to an audience that has been with us since day one is an absolute honor for us! Along with a stacked line-up of sick bands, we’re all stoked to get on the road! Come to a show and lose yourselves with us all, see you all in the pit!”
The band recently also announced a new partnership with Chris Adler‘s management company, Kintsugi Management and is working on a new album. Betraying The Martyrs will play new songs from the upcoming album for the very first time on this tour.
“Kintsugi is proud to be working with Betraying The Martyrs,” Adler says. “I’m honestly excited to be working with a group of friends with a united vision. Betraying The Martyrs is doing something very special. It’s labeled metalcore because it’s easy to put every band in a box, but in this case, that is a mistake. They have taken time to study and have salvaged and fine-tuned all that I love in metal music. It’s an exciting time for the band. We believe in the guys and there’s an incredible new album soon to drop. The band continues to grow a dedicated, international fan base via their hard work, vision and brutally contagious music. The new Betraying The Martyrs album is going to change the game. I’m sincerely thrilled to be involved with a group of people that focus and deliver.”
Matts adds, “We are beyond excited to announce our collaboration with the legendary Chris Adler and Kintsugi Management. To be on board the same ship as Chris and his incredible team has breathed new life into what we do. Their backing support goes beyond anything we have known previously. It’s truly an honor. With our next release in the barrel and ready to be fired into the world, we could not be any more prepared for the road ahead. We announce our signature to Kintsugi with great pride.”
The Paris-based band’s last album, The Resilient, was released via Sumerian Records in 2017 and showcased a unique songwriting dynamic unrivalled within their genre. Followed by worldwide touring in support of the record, Betraying The Martyrs cemented their position as the European Kings of 21st Century Metal.
Enter to win two tickets to any show on the tour, special merchandise packs, a visit with the band on their tour bus and a soundcheck experience with Betraying The MartyrsHERE.
Summer Rapture Tour 2019 Dates:
6/28 – Stanhope, NJ @ The Stanhope House 6/29 – Frederick, MD @ Cafe 611 6/30 – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero 7/1 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory) 7/2 – Ybor City, FL @ Crowbar 7/3 – Orlando, FL @ Soundbar 7/5 – Houston, TX @ The Secret Group 7/6 – Ft. Worth, TX @ Tomcats West 7/7 – Austin, TX @ Come and Take It Live 7/8 – Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad 7/9 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red (Small Room) 7/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ 1720 7/11 – Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk 7/12 – Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom 7/13 – Armstrong, BC @ Hassen Memorial Arena 7/14 – Seattle, WA @ Club Sur Rocks 7/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court 7/17 – Denver, CO @ The Roxy Theatre 7/18 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room 7/19 – Des Moine, IA @ Vaudeville Mews 7/20 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Whiskey Junction 7/21 – Cudahy, WI @ X-Ray Arcade 7/22 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge 7/23 – Hamtramck, MI @ The Sanctuary 7/24 – Toronto, ON @ Rockpile West 7/25 – Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks 7/26 – Quebec, QC @ L’Anti Bar & Spectacles 7/27 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater Underground 7/28 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland
Betraying The Martyrs burst on to the scene in a stunning 2011 debut, Breathe in Life, and made a huge impact throughout North America and Europe, touring relentlessly on such high-profile tours as RockStar Mayhem Fest and club tours alike.
The 2014 sophomore album, Phantom, and its ensuing tours seasoned Betraying The Martyrs into a venerable freight-train of aggression with blazing harmonies, captivating hooks and bombastic off-time precision. The album also opened the doors to an entirely new audience with the unlikely cover of Frozen’s “Let it Go.”
Betraying The Martyrs Is:
Victor Guillet – Keyboards, Clean Vocals Baptiste Vigier – Rhythm Guitar Valentin Hauser – Bass Aaron Matts – Lead Vocals Boris Le Gal – Drums Steeves Hostin – Lead Guitar
Baroness’ highly-anticipated album, Gold & Grey, is streaming now via NPRHERE.
The 17-track release which arrives this Friday is described by NPR as “…Baroness has redigested every sound of the band’s career thus far and synthesized it into something greater. Gold & Grey is the sound of a band becoming a universe unto itself.” Mojo dubbed the album “an epic beast,”Stereogum referred to it as “anthemic” and MetalSucks said the collection “perfectly encapsulates how Baroness excel at reaching shining peaks and descending into gloomy valleys.” Baroness have recently been featured on the covers of Decibel Magazine, Kerrang! and Loud!, while Revolver will debut a series of collectible covers later this month.
“This is the most clear representation of the artistic vision I have for the band that we’ve ever done,” explains singer/guitar player John Baizley. “Where Purple was me lyrically trying to work out how to adjust to a new normal, I think Gold & Grey is a more grown-up and more subtle collection of words that reflect how I am trying to deal with the longer term effects of having experienced so many terrible things. I choose to use the band as a place where I can take all of this stress, pain, anxiety, all these realities, and make them something good.”
Baroness is in the midst of a tour of Northeastern U.S. independent record stores, performing acoustically this evening at Philadelphia’s Creep Records, with a full band performance slated for Brooklyn’s Rough Trade on release date. A South American tour is slated for later this month, followed by both North American and European treks.
Baroness Tour Dates:
June 10 Philadelphia, PA Creep Records June 11 Fords, NJ Vintage Vinyl June 12 Babylon, NY Looney Tunes June 14 Brooklyn, NY Rough Trade June 15 Poughkeepsie, NY Darkside Records June 16 Boston, MA ONCE/Newbury Comics June 19 Mexico City, Mexico MX at Lunario June 21 Santiago, Chile Blondie June 22 Buenos Aires, Argentina Uniclub June 23 São Paulo, Brazil Fabrique Club July 11 Lancaster, PA The Chameleon July 12 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance July 13 Huntington, NY The Paramount July 14 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre July 16 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom July 17 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls Theatre July 19 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall July 20 Detroit, MI The Majestic July 21 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe at Old National Centre July 23 Palatine, IL Durty Nellie’s July 24 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s July 26 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room July 27 Lawrence, KS The Granada July 28 St. Louis MO The Ready Room July 30 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom July 31 Birmingham, AL Saturn August 4 Baton Rouge, LA The Varsity Theatre August 5 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre August 6 Tampa, FL The Orpheum August 7 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room August 9 Orlando, FL Plaza Live August 10 Jacksonville, FL 1904 Music Hall August 11 Charleston, SC The Music Farm August 13 Charlotte, NC The Underground August 14 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel August 16 Richmond, VA The National August 17 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Sound Stage September 23 Newcastle, UK O2 Academy September 24 Glasgow, UK O2 Academy September 26 London, UK O2 Academy Brixton September 28 Bristol, UK O2 Academy September 30 Birmingham, UK O2 Academy October 1 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo October 3 Belfast, UK Ulster Hall October 4 Dublin, IE Olympia Theatre October 6 Paris, FR L’Olympia October 7 Luxembourg, LU Rockhal October 9 Madrid, ES La Riviera October 10 Lisbon, PT Coliseum October 12 Barcelona, ES Razzmatazz October 14 Milan, IT Fabrique October 29 Warsaw, PL Torwar Arena October 31 Prague, CZ O2 Universum November 1 Berlin, DE Mercedes-Benz Arena November 3 Stuttgart, DE Schleyerhalle November 5 Zurich, CH Hallenstadion November 7 Frankfurt, DE Festhalle November 8 Munich, DE Olympiahalle November 10 Leipzig, DE Arena Leipzig November 11 Hamburg, DE Barclaycard Arena November 14 Cologne, DE Lanxess Arena November 17 Vienna, AT Stadhalle November 19 Amsterdam, NL Ziggo Dome November 21 Antwerp, BE Lotto Arena November 27 Helsinki, FI Hartwall Arena November 29 Stockholm, SE Tele2 Arena
Baroness received a GRAMMY® Award nomination for the song “Shock Me” (from the 2015 album, Purple) in the “Best Metal Performance” category. Purple saw worldwide praise with Pitchfork saying it features “some of the biggest, strongest songs Baroness has ever written” and Mojo proclaiming “Baroness have delivered their masterpiece.” The album received numerous year end accolades including “Shock Me” at #10 on Entertainment Weekly’s Top 40 Songs of 2015, #6 on Pitchfork’s Best Metal Albums of 2015 and #7 on Rolling Stone’s 20 Best Metal Albums of 2015. The band’s catalog of studio recordings is: Gold & Grey (2019), Purple (2015), Yellow & Green (2012), Blue Record (2009), Red Album (2007), A Grey Sigh in a Flower Husk (Split LP, 2007), Second (EP, 2004) and First (EP, 2004).
John Baizley (vocals/guitar) Gina Gleason (guitar) Nick Jost (bass) Sebastian Thomson (drums)
Los Angeles – 3Teeth share a third track from their forthcoming album, Metawar (July 5, Century Media), streaming the song “Affluenza” via Metal Injection.
“’Affluenza’ is the all-consuming epidemic of our time. It’s a socially transmitted disease that infects via the prosthetic digital nervous system when exposed to the conspicuous consumption based infotoxins emitted from Kim Kardashian’s ass.” – Alexis Mincolla
Singer Alexis Mincolla, in a recent interview with Kerrang!, discussed the NSFW clip for “Exxxit” and the concept behind the song and accompanying video, saying, “I wanted to kind of show this play off self-destruction as a form of liberation. Because I think that’s constantly what people are doing. People work Monday through Friday, 9-5, and then Friday 5 o’clock hits and we just want to get fucking obliterated.”
Metawar pre-orders, which include an immediate download of “American Landfill” and “Exxxit,” are available now HERE.
3Teeth have a busy summer ahead of them, aside from the July 5 release of Metawar, the Los Angeles-based band head to Europe, joining Ministry for a two-week trek, followed by a month of North American headlining shows (dubbed the “Metatour”).
3Teeth Tour Dates:
June 30 Berlin, Germany Huxleys July 2 Bristol, UK SWX July 3 Glasgow, UK SWG3 Studio Warehouse July 4 Birmingham, UK O2 Institute July 6 London, UK O2 Shephard’s Bush Empire July 7 Paris, France La Machine du Moulin Rouge July 9 Oberhausen, Germany Kulttempel July 10 Prague, Czech Republic Roxy July 11 Budapest, Hungary A38 July 15 Salt Lake City, UT Metro Music Hall July 16 Denver, CO Marquis Theater July 18 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre July 19 Kansas City, MO Riot Room July 20 St. Louis, MO Fubar July 22 Minneapolis, MN Studio B @ Skyway Theatre July 23 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon July 24 Chicago, IL Reggies Rock Club July 25 Detroit, MI El Club July 26 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar July 28 Montreal, QC Heavy Montreal July 29 Toronto, ON Velvet Underground July 31 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall August 1 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom August 2 Philadelphia, PA Voltage Lounge August 3 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Sound Stage August 4 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 August 5 Nashville, TN Exit/In August 7 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade (Hell) August 8 New Orleans, LA The Parish at House of Blues August 9 Houston, TX Scout Bar August 10 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill August 11 Austin, TX Empire Control Room August 14 Tucson, AZ 191 Toole August 15 Phoenix, AZ The Rebel Lounge August 16 San Diego, CA Brick by Brick August 17 Los Angeles, CA Teragram Ballroom August 18 San Francisco, CA Slim’s June 30 to July 11 w/Ministry
Author & Punisher opens July 15 to August 14 GosT opens July 15 to August 5
3Teeth released their self-titled debut album in 2014, seeing the 14-track collection top the iTunes electronic charts and gaining the outfit widespread attention, both amongst music lovers and musicians, leading to the band’s opening slot on two legs of Tool’s 2016 North American tour. Once off the road, 3Teeth locked themselves in the studio, releasing their sophomore album, <shutdown.exe>, in the Spring of 2017. The album debuted at #23 on Billboard, and took the band across North America and Europe — headlining, and supporting acts such as Rammstein and Danzig.
Alexis Mincolla (vocals) Xavier Swafford (keyboards) Andrew Means (modular synth/bass) Chase Brawner (guitar) Justin Hanson (drums)
Los Angeles, CA – BMG Recorded Music is excited to announce the new partnership with indie label, Tiller Inc., and the signing of Swedish pop singer-songwriter, Ellen Krauss! With her self-taught talent and captivating way of delivering norm-challenging messages, the outspoken 18-year-old pop promise is a fresh example of the young DIY generation. Ellen’s new single, “On The Bus,” a teenage love song about unrequited love, is out today and is available to stream and download HERE.
Before releasing any music, Ellen received praise from music icons Carly Rae Jepsen, Max Martin, and Laleh when she was awarded Rookie Artist of the Year at the Denniz Pop Awards in Sweden. Her debut single and LGBTQ acceptance anthem, “The One I Love,” has already racked up over one million total global streams since its release in April and was added to over 1,500 playlists so far, including Spotify’s New Music Friday (Sweden).
Since the age of four, Ellen has been one with the guitar and spent the majority of her youth secretly writing songs in her room at home in Stockholm, or in South Africa where her family occasionally lived, drawing inspiration from diverse artists such as Ed Sheeran, King Princess, Dire Straits, and Bruce Springsteen. She is a playful, charismatic, and emotional storyteller who uses her songwriting to challenge the norms that today’s youth is fighting. She is outspoken about LGBTQ equality, women’s rights, and pushes back against the traditional social structures that a young girl should fit into.
Ellen will be releasing more music throughout the year, with her first EP currently in the works. She also just made her U.S. live debut last night in Los Angeles at the Hotel Café. Keep up with Ellen on her socials for more music, touring updates, and additional exciting news to be announced.
Los Angeles-based producer Daniel Graves has been turning heads with his addictive industrial pop project, Aesthetic Perfection, for nearly two decades. Since forming in 2000, Graves has released five full-length albums, numerous singles and music videos, all the while reinventing what it means to be a dark electro artist. Blending industrial, pop, goth, and everything in between, Aesthetic Perfection defies definitions in a world that demands them.
Today marks the release of the visually stunning and eccentric new music video for “Gods & Gold“, an instantly gripping industrial pop crossover anthem with an unforgettable hook that listeners will be humming for days. The track features scorching guitars by the inimitable Richard Z. Kruspe of Rammstein, who adds an extra aggressive punch to the tune. Watch the deliciously avant garde video now via Alternative PressHERE.
Aesthetic Perfection mastermind Daniel Graves says about “Gods & Gold“: “Gods & Gold was a very challenging song for us to work on. I really wanted to push the envelope here and try something new. We’d been tinkering with it for quite some time and it was just coming up short. Once our friend Richard Kruspe expressed interest in playing on the record, I instantly knew he was the missing puzzle piece. I didn’t even realize I’d had his playing style and vibe in mind when I was writing the track until that very second. Then BOOM, just like magic it all came together. It instantly became our favorite song and obvious choice for the first track on the album. Of course, we’re all enormous Rammstein fans and honored to finally work with Richard in a professional capacity.”
“Gods & Gold” is cut from Aesthetic Perfection‘s fifth and latest studio album, Into The Black, which hit stores everywhere on March 29 via Close to Human Music. Featuring an all-star cast of collaborators such as the aforementioned Richard Z. Kruspe, Jinxx of Black Veil Brides, Mick Kenney of Anaal Nathrakh and Krischan Wesenberg of Rotersand, Into The Black is the most mature Aesthetic Perfection album to date. Fans can order Into The Black and “Gods & Gold” now via Apple Music, Amazon and Bandcamp. Physical editions and merch are available HERE, and the album can be streamed via Spotify.
Into The Black features acclaimed drummer Joe Letz, recognized for his work with artists such as Emigrate (also featuring Richard Z. Kruspe), Combichrist, Wednesday 13, Genitorturers and several other top heavy music artists.
Dark and gritty, yet undeniably catchy and melodic, Into The Black builds upon the band’s past while solidly keeping its eyes focused on the future. From the haunting electronic melodies of “Supernatural” to the twangy guitars of “Echoes“, from the punch-to-the-gut beat of “No Boys Allowed” to the soaring highs of “Mourning Doves“, Daniel Graves takes the transgressive art form known as industrial pop to the next level.
Aesthetic Perfection will head out on a full North American headline tour beginning September 6, 2019 in San Diego, CA. The tour will feature support artist Empathy Test and will visit over a month’s-worth of cities, coming to a close in Los Angeles, CA on October 19. See below for all tour dates, and visit Aesthetic Perfection‘s website HERE for tickets and HERE for VIP information.
Aesthetic Perfection Tour Dates with Empathy Test:
September 06, 2019 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA September 07, 2019 – Club Red – Mesa, AZ September 08. 2019 – Rock House – El Paso, TX September 12, 2019 – Amp Room – San Antonio, TX September 13, 2019 – Elysium – Austin, TX September 14, 2019 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX September 15, 2019 – The Church – Dallas, TX September 17, 2019 – The Goat – New Orleans, LA September 18, 2019 – Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA September 19, 2019 – The 926 Bar – Tallahassee, FL September 20, 2019 – The Orpheum – Tampa, FL September 21, 2019 – Will’s – Orlando, FL September 24, 2019 – The Milestone – Charlotte, NC September 25, 2019 – Fallout – Richmond, VA September 26, 2019 – Dangerous Pies – Washington, DC September 27, 2019 – Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA September 28, 2019 – The Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY September 29, 2019 – ONCE Ballroom – Boston, MA September 30, 2019 – Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY October 01, 2019 – Coalition – Toronto, ON October 02, 2019 – Howlers – Pittsburgh, PA October 03, 2019 – The Event Center – Cincinnati, OH October 04, 2019 – Small’s – Detroit, MI October 05, 2019 – Reggie’s – Chicago, IL October 06, 2019 – Club Anything – Milwaukee, WI October 07, 2019 – Warehouse – LaCrosse, WI October 08, 2019 – Red Sea Lounge – Minneapolis, MN October 09, 2019 – Riot Room – Kansas City, MO October 11, 2019 – Marquis Theater – Denver, CO October 12, 2019 – Area 51 – Salt Lake City, UT October 14, 2019 – Pub 340 – Vancouver, BC October 15, 2019 – Highline – Seattle, WA October 16, 2019 – Paris Theater – Portland, OR October 18, 2019 – Brick and Mortar – San Francisco, CA October 19, 2019 – Lodge Room – Los Angeles, CA
Aesthetic Perfection is:
Daniel Graves – Vocals Elliott Berlin – Keys & Guitars Joe Letz – Drums
San Francisco – “S.F. stoner luminaries” (Decibel) Acid King mark the 20th anniversary of their landmark doom album,Busse Woods, with a nationwide tour that sees the pioneering trio play the 1999 album in its entirety.
“For the old fans that bought this record twenty years ago, I hope they’re excited to hear the songs all played for the first time like this,” said singer/guitar player Lori S.. “By the same token, I hope that a lot of new fans who haven’t heard it live also have a special experience. We’re going out of our way to make it special for everyone. It’s what Acid King was always meant to be.”
The tour news arrives alongside word thatRidingEasy Records will reissue the six-song release on Aug. 30. The remastered vinyl release is available in multiple colors with in-depth liner notes and never before seen photos.
Acid King “Busse Woods 20th Anniversary Tour” Dates:
September 20 Portland, OR Northwest Hesh Fest (Star Theater)
September 21 Seattle, WA Highline
September 23 Denver, CO Marquis Theater
September 24 Omaha, NE Slowdown
September 25 St. Paul, MN Turf Club
September 26 Chicago, IL Reggies
September 27 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
September 28 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place
September 29 Boston, MA Sonia
September 30 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory
October 1 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s
October 2 Richmond, VA Richmond Music Hall
October 3 Raleigh, NC Kings
October 4 Asheville, NC Mothlight
October 5 Atlanta, GA 529 Club
October 6 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
October 7 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey
October 9 Albuquerque, NM Sister Bar
October 10 Mesa, AZ Club Red
October 11 Los Angeles, CA The Satellite
October 12 San Francisco, CA The Chapel
View the trailer for the “Busse Woods20th Anniversary Tour” HERE:
Tickets are on-sale this Thursday, May 23, at 10 am local time.
Busse Woods, initially released via Frank Kozik’s Man’s Ruin label, still exudes the same sense of mysticism it did upon its 1999 debut. Lori and bandmates Joey Osbourne [drums] and Brian Hill [bass] entered a practice space to write the full-length follow-up to their debut Down with the Crown but behind the scenes, the band and its members were suffering through both professional and personal tumult. The chaotic backdrop led to limited promotion for Busse Woods with some of the songs never having been played live. Over the years, new generations of fans have discovered the album, earning it a reputation as a must-have for lovers of stoner and doom. Acid King returned in 2015 with Middle of Nowhere, Center of Everywhere, an album Stereogum placed in their Top 15 Metal Albums of the year, saying the collection is “a 53-minute celebration of a band at the height of its powers.”
“Busse Woods is so potent that by the time you finish listening to opener ‘Electric Machine,’ your eyes are bloodshot.” – The Obelisk
Los Angeles, CA – Dance Gavin Dance frontman, Tilian (Pearson), has announced a new batch of summer headline tour dates for 2019. Tilian will be heading back out on the road in support of his latest album, The Skeptic (Sept. 2018 via Rise Records), which hit the #1 spot on Billboard’s Alternative New Artist chart and racked up 1.5 million total streams in just its first week alone.
“On his new album, the singer affirms that no matter how many years go by, a true artist can always find a new frontier, not just to explore, but to conquer. –Alternative Press
The 23-date trek kicks off in Denver on Friday, July 26 and wraps in Sacramento on Thursday, August 22. The run also hits major cities including Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. Landon Tewers (The Plot in You), Brent Walsh (I the Mighty), and RIVALS are confirmed to open for Tilian and will provide support on all dates. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, 5/24 at 11am local time and can be purchased HERE. VIP tickets also just became available to fans and are available at the same link. Don’t miss seeing Tilian live – a full list of shows can be found below.
“There’s no need for skepticism when it comes to the talents of Tilian Pearson.” –The Noise / Live Nation
Tilian Tour Dates:
7/26 – Denver, CO @ The Marquis 7/27 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews 7/28 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge 7/30 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache 7/31 – Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry 8/1 – Buffalo, NY @ Rec Room 8/2 – Somerville, MA @ ONCE 8/3 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory 8/4 – Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independence 8/6 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge 8/7 – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club 8/8 – Greensboro, NC @ Blind Tiger 8/9 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade 8/10 – Orlando, FL @ The Abbey 8/11 – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall 8/13 – Lake Park, FL @ Kelsey Theatre 8/14 – Tampa, FL @ Orpheum 8/16 – Dallas, TX @ Trees 8/17 – Houston, TX @ Secret Group 8/18 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger 8/20 – Phoenix, AZ @ Pub Rock 8/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour 8/22 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
The Los Angeles based band called Highland consists of a drummer from Fargo, a guitarist from Santa Clarita, and a vocalist from San Diego. They all have a deep love for pop-punk, metal, and alternative music, which brought them together via Craigslist.
Highland made their music industry debut in October with a cover of Mason Ramsey’s “Famous”, where they successfully transformed a viral country tune into a hardcore banger. Their track gained momentum, and was recognized by major Spotify playlists, racking them up with more than 75K streams on their first ever release.
After taking some time to write and record, Highland is here with their single, “Growing Up”. Their powerful drums, clean vocals, and stellar guitar get you addicted to their sound. They have a ton of music in the works, as they are ready to deliver only the best to their fans. Stream it HERE.