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The Faim Release Long-Awaited Debut Album, State of Mind, Today Via BMG

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Los Angeles, CA — Emerging Aussie four-piece, The Faim, have released their long-awaited debut album, State of Mind, today via BMG. The full-length effort is available to stream and download HERE.

State of Mind Track Listing:

1. Tongue Tied
2. Humans
3. Summer Is a Curse
4. Beautiful Drama
5. Buying Time
6. Infamous
7. Amelie
8. Words Apart
9. Where the River Runs
10. State of Mind

Created over the course of two years with numerous songwriters and producers, the record includes a collection of songs that showcase a vast range of styles and tones. Upbeat anthems like “Humans,” “Summer Is a Curse,” and “Beautiful Drama,” reveal the group’s skill at crafting resonant pop-rock hits, while “Tongue Tied,” “Buying Time,” and “Amelie” are saturated with fiery rock riffs. Melodic closing tracks, “Where the River Runs” and “State of Mind,” also underscore the quartet’s knack for authentic and raw songwriting. Overall, the album shows a band on the ascent, and a group of musicians who are all about making genuine songs that bring people together to create a community.

“We can’t believe that our debut album, State of Mind, is finally out! This record has been a long time coming and highlights our development since the writing process began a few years ago,” says The Faim.State of Mind is a huge step for the sonic direction of our band, delving into territories that push the boundaries of what we’ve experimented with previously. We hope that people find something special and unique in these songs and enjoy them as much as we do!”

Currently on the cover of Rock Sound Magazine and fresh off of a successful headline run across the U.K. and Europe, The Faim will be heading back out on the road in celebration of State of Mind this fall. The outfit will first embark on a massive co-headline tour across the U.S. with fellow Aussie band, Stand Atlantic. Live Nation’s Ones To Watch and The Noise are confirmed to present the entire run of dates. The trek kicks off next week on Tuesday, September 17 in Houston TX and plays in 25 total cities nationwide, including major stops in Atlanta, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Los Angeles. After a short break, the band is set to close out the year with another batch of headline dates overseas. A complete touring itinerary can be found below, and all tickets can be purchased on The Faim’s official website HERE.

Over the past year, The Faim has amassed a strong following around the world, to say the least. To date, the group has played 183 shows across 16 countries, in addition to performing at European festival staples including Reading & Leeds, Lollapalooza Berlin, Download, and Slam Dunk. They’ve also sold out shows in London, Sydney, Amsterdam, and Hamburg, toured globally with PVRIS, Andy Black, and Sleeping With Sirens, and collaborated with the likes of John Feldmann, Pete Wentz, Mark Hoppus, Josh Dun, Ashton Irwin, and more. “Summer Is a Curse,” the title-track from their critically acclaimed debut EP (2018 via BMG), has become a bona fide hit in Germany, hitting #12 on the airplay charts after being played 24,000 times on German radio that year. The earworm, which appears in a Jeep commercial in France, hit #2 at radio in the Czech Republic. The Faim also scored the soundtrack to Coca-Cola‘s global advertising campaign for Coke Zero, which was shown in 18 countries worldwide.

The Faim Tour Dates:

United States


9/17 – Houston, TX @ HOB Bronze Peacock *
9/18 – Dallas, TX @ HOB Cambridge Room *
9/20 – Atlanta, GA @ The Loft *
9/21 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar *
9/22 – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 *
9/24 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre *
9/25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Rex Theater *
9/26 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery *
9/28 – Boston, MA @ Once Ballroom *
9/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge *
10/1 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter *
10/2 – Cleveland, OH @ The Foundry *
10/4 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome *
10/5 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar *
10/6 – Chicago, IL @ Chop Shop *
10/7 – St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall *
10/9 – Denver, CO @ Marquis *
10/10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex *
10/12 – Seattle, WA @ The Vera *
10/13 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater *
10/14 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver *
10/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *
10/17 – San Diego, CA @ Soma *
10/18 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction *
10/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *

Europe & The U.K.

11/22 – Madrid, Spain @ Kithai ^
11/23 – Barcelona, Spain @ Sala Laut ^
11/24 – Toulouse, France @ Rex ^
11/25 – Paris, France @ Maroquinerie ^
11/27 – Zürich, Switzerland @ Dynamo Werk 21 ^
11/28 – Dornbirn, Austria @ Conrad Sohm ^
11/29 – Dresden, Germany @ Pushkin ^
12/1 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Pumpehuset ^
12/3 – Hamburg, Germany @ Uebel & Gefahrlich ^
12/4 – Munich, Germany @ Technikum ^
12/5 – Cologne, Germany @ Die Kantine
12/7 – Birmingham, U.K. @ O2 Institute ^
12/8 – Manchester, U.K. @ Academy 3 ^
12/9 – Glasgow, U.K. @ SWG3 Warehouse ^
12/11 – Cardiff, U.K. @ The Globe ^
12/12 – Portsmouth, U.K. @ Wedgewood Rooms ^
12/13 – London, U.K. @ Electric Ballroom ^

* Co-Headline w/ Stand Atlantic
^ Headline

The Faim (pictured L-R):

Sam Tye / Guitar
Josh Raven / Lead vocals
Linden Marissen / Drums, percussion
Stephen Beerkens / Bass, keyboard

Follow The Faim:

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Instagram | YouTube


Featured photo (top) by Michelle Grace Hunder




Rock Icons Green Day, Fall Out Boy, And Weezer Announce Global Stadium Hella Mega Tour

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Today Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer, three of the biggest acts in rock music, announced they will be heading out on the road together for the first time ever on The Hella Mega Tour presented by Harley-Davidson. To celebrate the tour reveal, all three bands will perform a historic show tonight at the legendary Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles.

The global tour kicks off June 13, 2020 in Paris and will visit cities across Europe and the UK throughout the month including Glasgow, London, and Dublin. Produced by Live Nation, the 20-city North American outing will bring the bands to some of the most renowned stadiums including Dodger Stadium, Wrigley Field, Citi Field, Fenway Park, and more. Beginning July 17 in Seattle, WA, the outing makes stops in Houston, Miami, Toronto, New York and more, before wrapping August 29 in Philadelphia, PA. More dates will be announced. The Interrupters will appear as special guest on the tour.

View Tour Dates Below

Harley-Davidson and rock & roll have been synonymous throughout history,” said Neil Grimmer, President of Brand for the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “So it’s only natural for Harley to present the most epic, full throttle rock tour in history!”

Concert-goers will see and experience the newest Harley-Davidson motorcycles, including the fully electric LiveWire and their new, exciting lineup of electric bicycles.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, September 16 at 10am local time through Thursday, September 19 at 10pm local time. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, September 20 at 10am local time through Ticketmaster. VIP packages will be available next week.

Tonight will mark the beginning of a three-day music takeover on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, with a first ever TV performance of the new music from Weezer followed by Fall Out Boy tomorrow night and Green Day on Thursday. All episodes begin at 11:35pm on ABC and can be found here. Additionally, each of the band’s new songs were serviced to all Rock and Alternative Radio stations today and will be featured once an hour on a three hour loop all day with Cumulus, Entercom, and iHeart radio chains.

In celebration of this announcement, all three artists are also thrilled to announce new singles which will be a first taste of their respective forthcoming albums. All three singles are available now and the respective albums are available for pre-order:


Green Day

Green Day
| Photographer:
Pamela Littky

Five-time Grammy Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Green Day unleash their brand new single “Father Of All…,” which is the lead track on their forthcoming thirteenth studio album of the same name, out February 7, 2020 on Reprise / Warner Records.

Formed in 1986 in Berkeley, CA, Green Day is one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, with more than 70 million records sold worldwide and 10 billion cumulative audio/visual streams. Their 1994 breakout album Dookie, which sold over 10 million and achieved diamond status, is widely credited with popularizing and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock, catapulting a career-long run of #1 hit singles.

Entertainment Weekly calls Green Day, “The most influential band of their generation,” while Rolling Stone attests, “Green Day have inspired more young bands to start than any act this side of KISS, and that doesn’t seem to be changing.”

In 2004, Green Day released the rock opera American Idiot which captured the nation’s attention, selling more than 7 million copies in the U.S. alone and taking home the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. Mojo declared “It’s exhilarating stuff, the kind of record that sets new parameters as to what is possible from a punk rock’n’roll band in the 21st century.

In 2010, a stage adaptation of American Idiot debuted on Broadway to critical and commercial acclaim and now they’re taking the world stage once again with their new album and Hella Mega global stadium tour. Green Day will also be performing solo dates in 2020- click HERE for all dates.

Pre-order Father Of All… HERE | Listen to “Father Of All…HERE

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Fall Out Boy

Fall Out Boy
| Photographer:
Brendan Walter

Multi-platinum selling, Grammy-nominated Fall Out Boy’s new single “Dear Future Self (Hands Up)ft. Wyclef Jean will be featured on their forthcoming record Greatest Hits: Believers Never Die – Volume Two, out November 15 via Island Records.

The song marks the band’s first new music since the August 2018 release of the three-song Lake Effect Kid EP, a love letter to their hometown city of Chicago that featured the full version of the band’s previously unreleased title track demo along with two new songs “City in A Garden” and “Super Fade.” In January, Fall Out Boy was featured on the gold-certified track “I’ve Been Waiting,” a collaboration from Lil Peep and iLoveMakonnen.

Fall Out Boy’s seventh studio album M A N I A debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 in January 2018 and garnered a GRAMMY nomination for Best Rock Album. Their worldwide tour in support of the record included a hometown show at Wrigley Field.

Pre-order Believers Never Die – Volume 2 HERE

Listen to “Dear Future Self (Hands Up)HERE

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Weezer

Weezer
| Photographer:
Sean Murphy

Multi-platinum, GRAMMY award-winning Weezer’s new single “The End of the Game,” produced by Suzy Shinn, will be included on their forthcoming 14th studio album, entitled Van Weezer, due out in May 2020. The inspiration for this album derives from the deepest roots of Weezer – metal!

What has metal got to do with Weezer, you ask? In his earliest years, Rivers was a huge KISS fan; Brian was a big Black Sabbath fan; Pat worshipped at the altar of Van Halen and Rush; Scott loved Slayer and Metallica. The last time this vein of harder rock was mined by Weezer was on their much-loved 2002 album Maladroit; Van Weezer is primed to take that album’s sonics many steps further courtesy of producer Suzy Shinn.

The End of the Game” is Weezer’s first new song since this year’s release of Weezer (The Black Album), as well as their covers album, Weezer (The Teal Album), whose streaming numbers have surpassed 100 million. Weezer has sold 10 million albums in the U.S., and over 35 million records worldwide since their debut album’s release in 1994. Their catalogue has included such mega-hits as “Buddy Holly,” “Undone (The Sweater Song),” “Say It Ain’t So,” “El Scorcho,” “Hash Pipe,” “Island In The Sun,” “Beverly Hills,” “Pork and Beans,” and more.

Pre-order Van Weezer HERE | Listen to “The End of the GameHERE

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Tour Dates

The Hella Mega Tour Europe & UK Dates:

6/13/20 – PARIS, FRANCE La Defense Arena
6/14/20 – GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS Stadspark
6/17/20 – ANTWERP, BELGIUM Sportpaleis
6/21/20 – VIENNA, AUSTRIA Ernst Happel Stadium
6/24/20 – GLASGOW, SCOTLAND Bellahouston Park
6/26/20 – LONDON, ENGLAND London Stadium
6/27/20 – HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND The John Smith’s Stadium
6/29/20 – DUBLIN, IRELAND RDS Arena

The Hella Mega Tour North American Dates:

7/17/20 – SEATTLE, WA T-Mobile Park
7/21/20 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA Oracle Park
7/24/20 – SAN DIEGO, CA Petco Park
7/25/20 – LOS ANGELES, CA Dodger Stadium
7/28/20 – COMMERCE CITY, CO DICK’S Sporting Goods Park
7/31/20 – ARLINGTON, TX GLOBE LIFE FIELD
8/1/20 – HOUSTON, TX Minute Maid Park
8/5/20 – MIAMI, FL Hard Rock Stadium
8/6/20 – JACKSONVILLE, FL TIAA Bank Field
8/8/20 – ATLANTA, GA SunTrust Park
8/11/20 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN Target Field
8/13/20 – CHICAGO, IL Wrigley Field
8/15/20 – PITTSBURGH, PA PNC Park
8/16/20 – HERSHEY, PA Hersheypark Stadium
8/19/20 – DETROIT, MI Comerica Park
8/21/20 – WASHINGTON, DC Nationals Park
8/22/20 – NEW YORK, NY Citi Field
8/24/20 – TORONTO, ON Rogers Centre
8/27/20 – BOSTON, MA Fenway Park
8/29/20 – PHILADELPHIA, PA Citizens Bank Park

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Tool Claims #1 Spot on Billboard Top 200 as Fear Inoculum Reigns Over Worldwide Charts 

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Los Angeles – Tool celebrates their third consecutive #1 debut on Billboard’s Top 200, with Fear Inoculum (RCA Records) reigning over the U.S. sales charts, selling 270,000 units.

The news of Fear Inoculum’s impressive debut comes amidst news stories of the album release being met by lengthy lines at retailers as music lovers clamored to get a copy of the limited edition, physical version of the CD. The spectacular, groundbreaking packaging boasts a 4” HD rechargeable screen with exclusive video footage, charging cable, 2 watt speaker, a 36-page booklet and a digital download card.

The Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) released a rare statement, describing the event-like album release: “Several stores had well-attended midnight sales on Thursday (it was my store’s first midnight sale in 10 years). When we returned to work on Friday morning, there were lines at the door… the Tool release was the biggest thing to hit retail in years.”

The success wasn’t isolated to the U.S., with the album debuting at #1 in Australia, Norway, New Zealand, and Belgium, as well as Top 5 debuts in the UK, Germany, The Netherlands, Ireland, Italy and Finland.

Critically, the album was met with equal enthusiasm. NPR proclaimed Fear Inoculum was worth the 13-year wait,” NME awarded the 10-track offering a perfect 5 star score, The Atlantic dubbed it “precise and devastating,” Revolver declared it “a masterpiece that will be dissected for years to come” and Entertainment Weekly said the collection is “deeply satisfying, both as a distinct artistic statement and as accidental fan service to a base that expects nothing less than unflinchingly unique artistic statements.”

News of the Fear Inoculum’s impressive debut follows the announcement of Tool’s first North American tour in support of the album.

Tool North American Tour Dates:

October 13 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival
October 15 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
October 16 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
October 18 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
October 20 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
October 21 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
October 23 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena
October 25 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
October 27 Houston, TX Toyota Center
October 29 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
October 31 Milwaukee, WI Fiserv Forum
November 2 Indianapolis, IN Banker’s Life Fieldhouse
November 3 Chicago, IL United Center
November 5 Cincinnati, OH US Bank Arena
November 6 Cleveland, OH Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
November 8 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
November 9 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena
November 11 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
November 12 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
November 14 Boston, MA TD Garden
November 16 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
November 18 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
November 19 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
November 21 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Casino Arena
November 22 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
November 24 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
November 25 Washington, DC Capitol One Arena

Tool By Travis Shinn
Tool | Photographer: Travis Shinn

Tool formed in 1990, releasing four multi-platinum studio albums: Undertow (1993), Ænima (1996), Lateralus (2001) and 10,000 Days (2006); two EPs: 72826 (1991) and Opiate (1992) and the limited-edition boxset Salival (2000). The band has won three GRAMMY Awards®: Best Metal Performance (1998, “Ænima”), Best Metal Performance (2002, “Schism”) and Best Recording Package (2007, 10,000 Days).

Tool Is:

Danny Carey (drums)
Justin Chancellor (bass)
Adam Jones (guitar)
Maynard James Keenan (vocals)

​​​​​​​Tool Online:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Bella Lune Release Their Sixth Studio Album “Stardust”, Title Track Music Video

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Phoenix-based dreampop/darkwave group Bella Lune just released a new album, titled Stardust, on September 01, 2019. The album features 14 new original songs and is 59 minutes long. The album is a return to original form, with post-punk bass-lines, dreamy guitars, analog synthesizers, violin and ethereal vocals. Stardust is available on bellalune.bandcamp.com now! It will be on Spotify and other online distributors on September 15, 2019.

Several songs on the new album, including “Stardust“, “Charade“, “A Wish” and “Doomed“, have been well-received in clubs and on internet radio recently. Fans of The Cure, Clan of Xymox, Cocteau Twins, The Chameleons, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Drab Majesty and Lebanon Hanover will enjoy this album.

Stardust Tracklist

1. Stardust
2. Out of Time
3. Head in the Sky
4. The Trap
5. Unbearable
6. What’s Next
7. Charade
8. Doomed
9. Nothing Left
10. A Wish
11. How High
12. Games We Play
13. Stuck
14. Within Reach

Bella Lune also just released a music video for the title track,
which is streaming on YouTube!

The CD release party for Stardust will be at Club Shadowplay on September 21, 2019 at Rips Bar in Phoenix, AZ. Fuchsia and Hurley will be doing a post-punk, darkwave, dreampop & alt 80s DJ set at the event.

Biography

Bella Lune is an electronic/darkwave/dreampop band and dark alternative DJ duo that formed in 2007 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. They have performed on three continents and released six full length studio albums. The band incorporates elements of electronic, post-punk, indie, synthpop, trip hop, shoegaze, and ethereal music to create a dreamlike trance throughout their sound. 

Bella Lune Online:

Website | Bandcamp | Facebook
Instagram | YouTube

Featured photo (top) by Jeremiah Toller

Simple Creatures Release New Track, “Thanks, I Hate It”

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Los Angeles, CA – Simple Creatures have announced the release of a new single, “Thanks, I Hate It,” today. Stream/download the song HERE.

The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming sophomore EP, Everything Opposite, which is due on Friday, October 11 via BMG. The new effort is now available to pre-order via the following link HERE, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Special
2. One Little Lie
3. Need Me
4. The Wolf
5. NVM
6. Thanks, I Hate It

The group have also recently announced that they’ll be heading to Australia for The Good Things Festival on December 6 (Melbourne), 7 (Sydney), and 8 (Brisbane). Tickets go on sale September 5 and can be purchased HERE.

Simple Creatures Is:

Mark Hoppus
Alex Gaskarth

Simple Creatures Online:

Website | Facebook | Twitter 
Instagram | YouTube


Featured photo (top) by Macey J. Foronda



Tool Releases First Album in 13 Years, Fear Inoculum; Announces North American Tour

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Los Angeles – Fear Inoculum, Tool’s fifth studio album, and 2019’s most anticipated release, is available now. Listen HERE.

Tool’s Fear Inoculum is a masterpiece to be dissected for years to come.” – Revolver

The news arrives as the band announces a six-week North American tour, launching the trek on Oct. 13 at the Aftershock Festival. Tickets are on-sale Sept. 6 at 10 am local time, with a limited number of tickets will be available to Tool Army members on Sept. 4. Tool Army information, as well as VIP package details, can be found HERE.

Fear Inoculum is a beast of an album” – Consequence of Sound

Fear Inoculum’s release caps off over a decade of speculation and anticipation, with confirmation of the release arriving in May as the band flashed “August 30” from the stage as they performed two new songs: “Descending” and “Invincible.”

absolutely gobsmacking” – Kerrang!

As August arrived, Tool released their back catalog via digital service providers, seeing Opiate, Undertow, Ænima, Lateralus and 10,000 Days rack up in excess of 20 million streams in the subsequent 48 hours and occupy the top five spots on iTunes’ Top 10 Album Charts. 23 years after its initial release, Ænima re-entered Billboard’s Top 200, arriving at #10, with Lateralus (#16), 10,000 Days (#18) and Undertow (#19) landing in the Top 20. Tool’s debut release, 1992’s Opiate EP, made its Billboard chart premiere, arrived at #59. The band also broke records that week: taking four of the top five spots on Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart (the first act to achieve that feat upon digital release) and claiming 15 (of 25) spots on Billboard’s Rock Digital Song Sales chart.

A languid and blissful work.5 Stars NME

The title track arrived as details surrounding the collection surfaced, including a limited-edition CD version of Fear Inoculum. The collectible offering, which was conceived by and directed by Adam Jones, features a 4” HD rechargeable screen with exclusive video footage, charging cable, 2 watt speaker, a 36-page booklet and a digital download card. A list of retailers who have remaining stock of the groundbreaking package can be found HERE. A vinyl release will be announced soon.

TOOL’s Fear Inoculum is a transcendent return” – SPIN

Tool Fear Inoculum Cover
Fear Inoculum Cover

Tool North American Tour Dates:

October 13 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival
October 15 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
October 18 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
October 20 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
October 21 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
October 23 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena
October 25 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
October 27 Houston, TX Toyota Center
October 29 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
October 31 Milwaukee, WI Fiserv Forum
November 2 Indianapolis, IN Banker’s Life Fieldhouse
November 3 Chicago, IL United Center
November 5 Cincinnati, OH US Bank Arena
November 6 Cleveland, OH Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
November 8 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
November 9 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena
November 11 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
November 12 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
November 14 Boston, MA TD Garden
November 16 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
November 18 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
November 19 Brooklyn, NY Barclay’s Center
November 21 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Casino Arena
November 22 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
November 24 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
November 25 Washington, DC Capitol One Arena

Tool formed in 1990, releasing four multi-platinum studio albums: Undertow (1993), Ænima (1996), Lateralus (2001) and 10,000 Days (2006); two EPs: 72826 (1991) and Opiate (1992) and the limited-edition boxset Salival (2000). The band has won three GRAMMY Awards®: Best Metal Performance (1998, “Ænima”), Best Metal Performance (2002, “Schism”) and Best Recording Package (2007, 10,000 Days).

Tool Is:

Danny Carey (drums)
Justin Chancellor (bass)
Adam Jones (guitar)
Maynard James Keenan (vocals)

Tool Online:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


Featured photo (top) by Travis Shinn



The Faim Share “Humans” Music Video

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Los Angeles, CA – In anticipation of their long-awaited debut album, State of Mind, The Faim have unveiled the official music video for lead single, “Humans,” today. The cinematic offering dives into the world of science fiction while also highlighting a visually stunning band performance. The video follows the four-piece as they’re taken captive by a government organization and subjected to tests to determine if they are human or android. To escape, they’ll need the help of someone who’s more than human…watch all the action unfold HERE.

“Creating the music video for our latest single, ‘Humans,’ was our favorite shoot to date,” says Stephen Beerkens (bass/keys). “We worked with an amazing team in Los Angeles, who helped capture the entire video in just one day. The concept represents us searching for both our differences and the things we have in common, which also encapsulates the essence of the song: what it means to be human,” he explains.

Following the release of last year’s debut EP, Summer Is a Curse, The Faim wasted no time creating music for their first full-length effort, State of Mind, due on September 13 via BMG. The album includes eight brand new tracks in addition to previously-released singles, “Summer Is a Curse” and “Amelie.” If you were able to catch The Faim on tour in the U.S. earlier this year, you may have also heard them play “Beautiful Drama” and “Infamous,” two additional fan favorites on the record. The complete track listing can be found below. The Faim will also be unveiling more new music soon in advance of the album release. In the meantime, stream “HumansHERE, and pre-save State of Mind HERE.

The Faim will be returning to the U.S. this fall for a massive co-headline tour with fellow Aussie group, Stand Atlantic. Live Nation’s Ones To Watch and The Noise will present the entire run of dates (25 cities nationwide), which launches on September 17 in Houston, TX. The trek continues to build on the quartet’s global touring momentum, where they’ve sold out their own headline shows, played major European festival staples, and supported the likes of PVRIS, Andy Black, Sleeping With Sirens, and more. Tickets are on-sale now and can be purchased on The Faim’s website HERE. A full list of dates is also included below.

State of Mind Track Listing:

1. Tongue Tied
2. Humans
3. Summer Is a Curse
4. Beautiful Drama
5. Buying Time
6. Infamous
7. Amelie
8. Words Apart
9. Where the River Runs
10. State of Mind

The Faim & Stand Atlantic U.S. Tour Dates:

9/17 – Houston, TX @ HOB Bronze Peacock
9/18 – Dallas, TX @ HOB Cambridge Room
9/20 – Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
9/21 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
9/22 – Jacksonville, FL @ 1904
9/24 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
9/25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Rex Theater
9/26 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
9/28 – Boston, MA @ Once Ballroom
9/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
10/1 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
10/2 – Cleveland, OH @ The Foundry
10/4 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome
10/5 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
10/6 – Chicago, IL @ Chop Shop
10/7 – St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
10/9 – Denver, CO @ Marquis
10/10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex
10/12 – Seattle, WA @ The Vera
10/13 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
10/14 – Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
10/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
10/17 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
10/18 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
10/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo

The Faim Is:

Josh Raven / Lead vocals
Sam Tye / Guitar
Stephen Beerkens / Bass, keyboard
Linden Marissen / Drums, percussion

The Faim Online:

Website | Facebook | Twitter
Instagram | YouTube

Summer Is a Curse EP – Stream and Download:

Spotify | Apple Music | Amazon | Pandora
Google Play | Deezer | TIDAL



Featured photo (top) by Michelle Grace Hunder



Mike Patton and French Composer Jean-Claude Vannier Share The Track “Browning”

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Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mondo Cane) and renowned French composer Jean-Claude Vannier, share the final glimpse into their new album by way of the album track “Browning” ahead of the release of Corpse Flower (Ipecac Recordings, Sept 13). Listen to “BrowningHERE.

Patton and Vannier prove to be a perfect match.” – 8/10 UNCUT

A variety of musicians, both in Los Angeles and Paris, took part in the recording of Corpse Flower with the Los Angeles team including Smokey Hormel (Beck, Johnny Cash), Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Beck, Air, Nine Inch Nails) and James Gadson (Beck, Jamie Lidell). The Parisian players are Denys Lable, Bernard Paganotti (Magma), Daniel Ciampolini, Didier Malherbe, Léonard Le Cloarec and the Bécon Palace String Ensemble. The lyrics for “Ballad C.3.3.” are drawn from Oscar Wilde’s “The Ballad of Reading Gaol” poem, which was initially published using the name C.3.3.

Corpse Flower is available now for pre-orders HERE, including special embossed versions featuring Kenro Izu’s stunning cover photo. The album will be available on 180gram colored vinyl, a CD digipak and digitally.

With seemingly no end of ambrosial atmospherics and devilish sense of humour, Corpse Flower is sophisticated, adventurous pop music. Seductive and opulent, it also delights in being crass. As proud of its stench as it is of its blooms, the record is perfectly framed.” – 5* RECORD COLLECTOR

Corpse Flower Track List:

Ballade C.3.3
Camion
Chansons D’Amour
Cold Sun Warm Beer
Browning
Hungry Ghost
Corpse Flower
Insolubles
On Top Of The World
Yard Bull
A Schoolgirl’s Day
Pink and Bleue

Mike Patton’s resume is virtually limitless, having kicked off his musical career as a teenager in the band Mr. Bungle, joining Faith No More in 1989 and going on to create a smorgasbord of bands and solo releases including Fantômas, Tomahawk, Mondo Cane, Dead Cross, Lovage and Peeping Tom. Jean-Claude Vannier, born in Paris during World War II, The Guardian dubbed him “the sound sculptor in Serge Gainsbourg’s shadow,” referencing his extensive work with the French musician including Histoire de Melody Nelson. His career has spanned nine solo records, countless contributions to film and TV scores, and his influence has been cited by numerous musicians including Beck, Pulse, Portishead, Massive Attack, Air and Tricky.

Mike Patton shall be performing two Mondo Cane shows in Italy during the summer – dates and details below.

Mondo Cane Live Dates:

Aug. 31 – Prato, Italy @ Prato Piazza Duomo
Sept. 2 – Milan, Italy @ Teatre degli Arcmboldi

Mike Patton Online:

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Featured photo (top), Corpse Flower cover by Kenro Izu



Monolord Release “The Last Leaf” Video via COS

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Gothenburg, Sweden – Monolord, who recently announced their anticipated Relapse Records’ debut, No Comfort (Sept. 20, Relapse Records), share a second track from the forthcoming album, debuting the video for “The Last Leaf” via Consequence of Sound’s Heavy Consequence HERE.

“We’re thrilled to work with the brilliantly talented Björn Rallare on this video,” said the band, collectively. “He’s aced the difficult challenge of capturing the post-apocalyptic and apathetic atmosphere of the song. Hope you like it as much as we do.”

Monolord previously shared the nine-and-a-half-minute song “The Bastard Son,” which was met with widespread praise. MetalSucks described the track as featuring: “thunderous, fuzzed out guitar and bass in glorious, brick walled lockstep” and “Sabbathian vocals” while Metal Injection said it’s “chunky-as-all-hell.” Both “The Bastard Son” and “The Last Leaf” are available as instant downloads with album pre-orders. Watch “The Bastard SonHERE.

No Comfort pre-orders are on-sale now, with several limited-edition vinyl variants, including a Relapse.com exclusive in partnership with Orange Amps, available. The Orange Amps/Relapse offering is limited to 100 copies and features the actual material used to wrap Orange Amps, with the album itself being pressed on neon orange vinyl. The set also includes an exclusive two-sided Orange Amps inspired t-shirt and guitar pick set. To view the various CD/2xLP/CS/Digital offerings, click HERE.

Monolord Tour Dates:

Sep 6-8 Sao Paulo, BR Setembro Negro Festival

All Headline EU Dates Sep 28 – Oct 26 w/ Firebreather

Sep 28 London, UK The Garage (w/ Ufomammut)
Sep 29 Sheffield, UK HRH Doom V Stoner
Sep 30 Bournemouth, UK The Anvil
Oct 1 Utrecht, NL De Helling
Oct 2 Brussels, BE Magasin 4
Oct 3 Pratteln, CH Up In Smoke Festival
Oct 4 Reims, FR La Cartonnerie
Oct 5 Paris, FR Saturday Mud Fever Festival
Oct 7 Dortmund, DE Junkyard
Oct 8 Nuremberg, DE B-Zau
Oct 9 Cologne, DE Helios 37
Oct 10 Mainz, DE Schon Schon
Oct 11 Hamburg, DE Molotow
Oct 16 Oslo, NO John dee
Oct 17 Gothenburg, SE Sticky Fingers
Oct 18 Malmo, SE Babel
Oct 23 Linkoping, SE The Crypt
Oct 24 Stockholm, SE Close Up Baten
Oct 25 Tampere, FI Olympia
Oct 26 Helsinki, FI Nosturi

All Headline US Dates Nov 4 – 27 w/ Blackwater Holylight

Nov 5 San Diego, CA Brick by Brick
Nov 6 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
Nov 7 Albuquerque, NM Sister
Nov 8 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey
Nov 9 Austin, TX Levitation x Relapse Showcase
Nov 10 Lafayette, LA Freetown Boom Boom Room
Nov 11 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
Nov 12 Atlanta, GA The 529
Nov 13 Asheville, NC Mothlight
Nov 14 Richmond, VA Camel
Nov 15 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
Nov 16 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church
Nov 17 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
Nov 20 Chicago, IL Reggies
Nov 21 Indianapolis, IN Black Circle
Nov 22 St. Louis, MO Fubar
Nov 23 Lawrence, KS Bottleneck
Nov 25 Denver, CO Marquis
Nov 27 Los Angeles, CA Teragram Ballroom

The band released their debut album, Empress Rising in 2014, with full-length albums Vænir arriving in 2015 and Rust following in 2017. In the years since their inception, they’ve become one of heavy music’s rising stars, with much-chattered about performances at Roadburn, Desertfest and Psycho Las Vegas.

Monolord Is:

Thomas Jäger – vocals/guitar
Esben Willems – drums
Mika Häkki – bass

Monolord Online:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Featured photo (top) by Ester Segarra


CHEVELLE Announces Intimate Headline Dates and Festival Appearances

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On the heels of the current massive amphitheater tour with Breaking Benjamin, multi-platinum alternative rock band CHEVELLE has announced two intimate headline shows and two festival appearances on the West Coast this fall. 

CHEVELLE will perform at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento on October 13, followed by headline shows at the Riverside Auditorium in Riverside, CA, and San Diego’s House of Blues on October 15 and 16. Aeges will support CHEVELLE on both headline dates. The trio will then head to the Las Rageous Festival in Las Vegas on October 19. 

Tickets will be available Friday, August 23, 2019 @ 10:00 AM Local Time.

Since the release of their full-length debut Point #1 in 1999, CHEVELLE have stood at the forefront of hard rock, consistently evolving and progressing while delivering a series of ubiquitous and inescapable anthems. 2002’s breakout Wonder What’s Next would go platinum, yielding smashes such as “The Red” and “Send the Pain Below, while its follow-up This Type of Thinking Could Do Us In reached gold status. In 2011, Hats Off to the Bull landed at #9 on the Billboard Top 200 and delivered “Face to the Floor. La Gárgola crashed into the Top 5 at #3 and boasted “Take Out the Gunman.” 2016’s The North Corridor represented new heights for the group, marking its fourth Top 10 bow on the Billboard Top 200.

CHEVELLE’s Latest Release, 12 Bloody Spies: B-Sides and Rarities, Out Now

Last fall, CHEVELLE released 12 Bloody Spies: B-Sides and Rarities – a comprehensive compilation of sought-after B-Sides and rarities. The album contains music from 2002-2016, spanning their acclaimed career and remastered on one brand new collection for the very first time. Get it HERE! One of the most creatively fearless bands in hard rock, CHEVELLE‘s 12 Bloody Spies: B-Sides and Rarities reveals a treasure trove of under-the-radar ‘finds’ and hidden gems, as well as other enlightening musical detours that deserve to be considered alongside CHEVELLE‘s incomparable body of work. 

The Chicago natives also recently teamed up with acclaimed hometown brewery Revolution Brewing for an exclusive craft beer collaboration. The beer, dubbed La Gargola, is a classic German-style Helles Lager and the band’s first brewer collaboration. 

CHEVELLE is currently touring with Breaking BenjaminThree Days Grace, Dorothy, and Diamante. Tickets are on sale via www.LiveNation.com. Remaining dates are below. 

Chevelle Tour Dates with Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace,
Dorothy and Diamante*:

8/21 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre
8/22 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
8/24 – Syracuse, NY @ St. Joseph’s Amphitheater at Lakeview
8/25 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
8/28 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
8/30 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
8/31 – Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
9/4 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
9/6 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart Amphitheater – Arkansas Music Pavilion
9/7 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
9/9 – Austin, TX @ Austin 360 Amphitheater
9/10 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
9/13 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
9/15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
9/16 – Irvine, CA @ Five Point Amphitheater
9/18 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
9/21 – Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
9/22 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
9/25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre 

*CHEVELLE and Breaking Benjamin to perform on all dates. Individual lineups may vary based on other artists’ availability.

Chevelle Tour Dates:

9/27 – Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life
10/13 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival
10/15 – Riverside, CA @ Riverside Municipal Auditorium
10/16 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
10/19 – Las Vegas, NV @ Las Rageous Festival

Featured photo (top) by Christian Lantry